Lisa Updike is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Covenant in Harrisonburg, VA

Modeling the Message of the Gospel To Our Littlest Handout

It can be tempting to underestimate the significance of our nursery and early childhood ministries. After all, they are so little! What will they really learn? It’s important to remember that Jesus himself said to those who questioned him, “…have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise?’” (Matthew 21:16). Samuel was about the age of our preschoolers when Hannah brought him to Eli, and of course, John was still in utero when he was filled with the Holy Spirit!

So, let’s follow suit and make the most of these early years in our nurseries and preschool classes!

This practical workshop will stir up your vision and give you tools that you can apply immediately with the little ones in your ministry.


Do you have a heart for His little ones?

Right now we have more than 45 opportunities all over the world for ministering to children with and through the local church, but the workers are few.

God has gifted you for serving children … and He is already at work in these places, transforming lives for His glory. Join the story.

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