100 Best Ideas to Turbocharge Your Preschool Ministry

100 Best Ideas to Turbocharge Your Preschool Ministry

by Group Publishing

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Overview


You'll find the latest strategies developed by some of the most successful preschool ministers in the world. They’ve been developed, tested, and proven in real churches, and now their secrets are yours. Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran, you’ll discover:


  • Who preschoolers really are
  • Ready-to-use activities kids can’t resist
  • Practical ideas for creating a preschool-friendly environment
  • Instant help for recruiting and training volunteers
  • Ministry-tested tips for working with parents


Best of all, not only will you turbocharge your ministry, you'll energize preschoolers to love Jesus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764498527
Publisher: Group Publishing (CO)
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 4 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Preschoolers: Who Are They?

1 What Every Preschooler Needs From Your Team! 9

2 Watch Me Grow 11

3 Look at Me 13

4 The Gender Question 15

5 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep 17

6 Kids Are So Smart 19

7 I Want My Mommy! 21

8 Imagine That 23

9 Small Talk 25

10 Daniel Has Left the Building 27

11 'I'm in Training' 29

12 Digitykes 30

13 There's a Reason 33

14 Peer Pressure 35

15 The Angry Child 37

16 Doers of the Word 39

17 They Know My Name 40

18 Let's Play! 41

19 Hello, God 43

20 Soak It Up 45

21 What's Going On in There? 47

22 Special Delivery 49

23 Over and Over Again 50

Preschool Ministry

24 Get a Clue From Blue's Clues 53

25 Play-Schoolers 56

26 I'm Going to Be a Big Kid! 58

27 Special Events: Not Just VBS 60

28 May I Have Your Attention, Please? 62

29 Preschool Praise 63

30 Characters Wanted 65

31 Praying for Your Preschoolers 67

32 Did a Big Fish Really Swallow Jonah? 69

33 Yeah! It's Worship Time! 70

34 Teach Me the Bible 72

35 The Cure for Puppet-Phobia 73

36 The Needs of the One 75

37 Dreaming Big in a Small Space 77

38 The Greatest and Truest Story 79

39 The 'So What' Factor 81

40 Lessons From Playhouse Disney Live 83

41 Making Every Moment Count 85

42 Passing Traditions 'Up' 87

43 Seed Planters & Kingdom Illustrators 89

44 The Second-Service Solution 91

45 Flannel Graphs or MacBooks? 92

Preschool Ministry Environment

46 Ready, Set, Grow! 97

47 Honor Thy Ratios 99

48 Emergency Evacuations: Are You Ready? 101

49 Parent-Friendly Preschool Spaces 103

50 What's That Smell? 105

51 Labels That Stick 107

52 Safety First 109

53 Show Us Your Sign 111

54 Organize, Organize, Organize! 113

55 Centers Are Central 115

56 Space: The Preschool Frontier 117

57 Child-Size Me 119

58 How Green Is My Preschool? 121

59 From Distraction to Interaction 123

60 Go Big With Décor 125

Preschool Ministry Volunteers

61 4 Things Your Preschool Volunteers Need 129

62 Can You Hear Me Now? 131

63 Profile of a Passionate Preschool Volunteer 133

64 The Power of the Spoken Word 135

65 Wanted: A Few Good Men 137

66 Making Disciples? Sweet! 139

67 It's Personal 142

68 Thanks a Million 143

69 Supply and Demand 145

70 Get It, Got It, Good! 147

71 Lifetime Commitment or Lost for Life? 149

Preschoolers' Parents

72 In Line to See Santa! 153

73 Partnering With Parents 155

74 Social Media and the Preschool Parent 157

75 Bringing Back Parents 160

76 The Unhappy Parent: Handling Confrontation 162

77 The Welcome Wagon 164

78 Planting Spiritual Roots at Home 166

79 Reaching Parents of Preschoolers 168

80 Help! I'm a Single Preschool Parent! 170

81 Millennial Parents: What You Need to Know 172

82 The Proof Is in the Pudding 175

83 Working With Adult Ministries 177

84 We're in This Together 179

85 The Trust Factor 181

86 Friday Night Out 183

87 Play Days and Away Days 185

Preschool Ministry Leadership & Vision

88 Not the Baby Sitters Club 189

89 Do You Have a GPS for Your Preschool Ministry? 191

90 Show Me the Money: Budgeting in Preschool 193

91 Beyond Background Checks 195

92 Is Your Cup Overflowing? 197

93 Envision Your Preschool Ministry 198

94 The Barometer 200

95 Planning Your Priorities 202

96 Building Blocks 203

97 Boo-Boos, Bumps, and Bruises 205

98 Keep Dreaming 207

99 The Administrative Blues 209

100 Lead Like a Preschooler 211

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