Teaching Tip of the Week

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Not Too Young

Many (most?) church nurseries are run like a babysitting program. It’s probably a combination of an idea that the children are too young to teach anything important, a lack of patience with these little bundles of energy (that I wish I had,) and a “this must be the right way to do nursery – it’s the way they’ve always done it” kind of attitude. And unless someone offers to organize and train workers for this ministry, it's not likely to change.

Here are a few things you can do to change the nursery into a time of ministry:

Doing this will not only start the children off on the right foot at a young age, but will also help them make a distinction early on of church being a place where special things happen.

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