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Play

Jean Piaget taught us that a child’s work is play.  Adults understand work, but children understand play.  Work is important to adults, but it all started with play.

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.

Let’s All Work Together!

Child at Blackboard - How to Work Together

In the early childhood years, foundations are laid for salvation, making it essential that churches provide a well-balanced ministry for preschoolers and children.

Project HELP: Refugees -- Stories of Those Who Help

Fondra Magee works with refugees in Washington.

In Mission Friends we have shared the stories of missionaries who work with refugees, both in North America and internationally. We also want to share the stories of people who help refugees in their own communities, whether through their church, job position, or a community organization. Their stories will inspire you, and also give ideas about ways we can help within our own communities.

Ready, Set, Teach!

Mission Friends Leader

You’re off to a great start in teaching Mission Friends this year! Your teaching materials have arrived, so now what?

Here are some ideas to help you prepare for a session in Mission Friends:

What Do Preschoolers Need Spiritually?

Preschooler showing growth

We know preschoolers need healthy food and good exercise to grow physically. They need to explore, question, and use their senses to grow mentally.

So, what do preschoolers need in order to grow spiritually?

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