A few months ago some friends and I were discussing how preschool ministry leaders were such a unique group. Many of these leaders got their start as an awesome volunteer who then transitioned to a church staff.
This is my story. I started as a volunteer who helped to get preschool ministry off the ground in a church plant. After several months, I had the opportunity to come on staff as the preschool director. I had no formal training or experience. After researching and visiting other churches and developing relationships with phenomenal leaders, I started to feel like I was beginning to get my feet underneath me in ministry.
Kenny Conley, Erin English (these people are sooooo brilliant!!!), and I wanted to create a space for preschool leaders who are in the same boat. A space that’s just for preschool leaders and the distinct challenges they face. From there, Preschool Ministry Leader was born. Here you can find articles and resources specific to preschool ministry. You can find many free resources on our site (why reinvent the wheel when you don’t have to???).
Preschool Ministry Leader in partnership with Ministry Boost will be offering an 8 week course for preschool leaders. Redefining Preschool Ministry was created to help Preschool Directors redefine and reinvent their preschool ministry. Most preschool ministries fit typical stereotypes. They tend to be outdated (little has changed in the last decade), short on volunteers and lacking in energy and excitement. It's time to take a new approach to preschool ministry, a fresh start to possibly the most critical ministry in your church. This group course is a combination of teaching content, group conversations, and shared resources that all work together to help you recreate preschool for your families. Over 8 weeks we’ll look at redefining your philosophy and strategy, the role of the preschool leader, preschool volunteer roles, volunteer recruitment and care, preschool curriculum and environments, preschool events, our relationship with parents, and what's next. There will be so much goodness packed into those weeks.
Registration is open for the Redefining Preschool Ministry course now through September 27. Investing in yourself and your ministry is important, and this is an easy, accessible way to do so. We hope you’ll join us!
And to make this post even longer, here’s a few other things you’re going to want to be apart of this week. We’re hosting a zoom call on Thursday for the preschool tribe. We’re doing the call at 11 AM EST. We’ll have some awesome preschool leaders sharing about what’s working for them in their ministry, and then we’ll have an opportunity for questions from you. You don’t want to miss this conversation! Click here to register.
And then lastly, we’ve also created a Facebook group for our preschool tribe to connect with each other. Join us in the conversation we’re having over there, and be sure to invite your ministry friends!