Preschool Leaders

March Fifth Session Ideas

The month of March has 5 Sundays, so those who teach Mission Friends on Sunday will have a 5th session this month. Give some of these ideas a try for your 5th session in Mission Friends.
 

Enlisting Leaders

One of the more challenging tasks for a church missions leader is enlisting leaders for the various age level organizations. While it may never be totally painless, there are a few tips to keep in mind when recruiting Mission Friends leaders.

Linking with Parents

Our Mission Friends group had only one or two preschoolers who attended. We knew we had more preschoolers in our church, but could only get those one or two to come sporadically. Then all of a sudden, there were eight to ten preschoolers who came to Mission Friends on a regular basis!

Project HELP: Refugees - Helping By Sewing

A sewing machine hums in one area of the room. Several women are gathered around the ironing board as they press the seams of the quilt blocks they have made. Laughter is heard as the women work together.

Linking with Parents

Preschoolers playing instruments

Connect with the parents of your Mission Friends by periodically asking parents to volunteer in your Mission Friends classroom. This gives parents the opportunity to be involved in what their preschoolers are learning at church. Most parents would jump at the chance to help.

Extreme Classroom Makeover: Mission Friends Edition

Have you ever felt like you were drowning in “stuff” in your Mission Friends classroom? Maybe the counter is covered with important stuff like…

Nurturing Growth in Faith

I understood at a very young age that God could not be seen with our eyes. Sometime between the ages of 4 and 7, my Sunday School teacher asked the class to draw a picture of God. I was a compliant child and drew the picture, but I remember thinking, “no one can see God.”

Christmas Is Coming!

It was getting closer to Christmas and in our Mission Friends session, one of our three-year-olds fell asleep. He was sitting at the table working on the art activity. I was helping preschoolers at another table and when I turned back to him, his head was down on the table.

What about Lottie Moon?

How do you help preschoolers understand who Lottie Moon was and why we give to missions through an offering in her name?

Reaching Parents: Linking with the Unchurched

Reaching Parents

“It’s a soaking not a sprinkling,” remarked a preschool and children’s ministry friend. We were sharing some ministry ideas and began speaking about reaching out to the unchurched families of preschoolers in our ministry. This comment stuck in my head for days.

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