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Redefining Preschool Ministry

An 8-week course designed to help you redefine and reinvent your preschool ministry.

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 They tend to be outdated (little has changed in the last decade), short on volunteers and lacking in energy and excitement.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.

Course Modules Include:

Week 1 - Redefining your Philosophy & Strategy

Week 2 - Redefining the Role of the Preschool Leader

Week 3 - Redefining Preschool Volunteer Roles

Week 4 - Redefining Volunteer Recruitment & Care

Week 5 - Redefining Preschool Curriculum & Environments

Week 6 - Redefining Preschool Events

Week 7 - Redefining Our Relationship with Parents

Week 8 - Redefining What's Next


Course Details

Duration: 8 weeks

Group Type: Group Course

Course Includes:

  • 30-45 minute weekly video content
  • 60 minute weekly group conversation
  • 2 one-on-on calls with course instructor
  • BONUS: Private Facebook Community
  • BONUS: Tribe Conversations
  • BONUS: Four Staff Video Courses
  • BONUS: Three Boosts Video Archive

Dates & Times

Facilitator: Erin English

  • Group Conversations on Mondays at 2 PM EST
  • Course begins Tuesday, October 15th
  • Course ends Tuesday, December 10th

Facilitator: Kelly Stockdale

  • Group Conversations on Thursday at 12 PM EST
  • Course begins Thursday, October 18th
  • Course ends Thursday, December 13th
 
Instructor: Erin English
Erin is the Kids Director at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas overseeing the Early Childhood Ministry. Audible enthusiast, paper cut survivor, #hashtag abuser, and friend of Jesus, Erin and her husband John have been married for 19 years and together are raising four gregarious children.
Instructor: Kelly Stockdale
Kelly is a preschool director turned NextGen director who’s currently serving at Grace Hill Church in Collierville, TN helping to lead the NextGen team where her husband, Jason, serves as the Lead Pastor. She’s got four awesome kids whose ages stretch from the preschool phase to the middle school phase. When she’s not adulting you can find her vegging out on reality TV and cookies ’n cream milkshakes, because for real…adulting is hard! You can connect with her on kellystockdale.com.
Instructor: Kenny Conley
Kenny, a 20-year veteran of kids and family ministry, currently serves as the NextGen Pastor at Mission Church in Gilbert, AZ. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids, students and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. Kenny writes at iamnextgen.com and childrensministryonline.com.

Frequently Asked Questions


How does this course work?
At the beginning of the week, you will receive a 30-45 minute content video. This video will cover information/ideas relating to that week's module and will often include an exercise or worksheet to complete. Later that week, the group will meet for a 60-minute active discussion. This group conversation will get very practical and call on participant's experiences and ideas to share with everyone. Lastly, every participant has access to a 30-minute call with the group facilitator.
What if I miss a session?
No worries, once a group session is finished, a recording of that session will be uploaded for viewing access. It remains viewable moving forward, allowing you to catch up at any point or even refer back to videos later on down the road.
How many will be in a group?
This group course has limited capacity. This group will close at 20 participants (most weeks, a few people are unable to participate) making the group large enough for varied experiences/perspectives, but not too big to facilitate lively discussions.
Is there really homework?
Yes, a little. The course will offer several worksheets that will help you evaluate your leadership and ministry, helping you take appropriate next steps to redefine your preschool ministry. You will get so many ideas and feedback, but we want to help you create a plan for moving your ministry forward as well.
What else do I get with this course?
Quite a bit, actually. The course is specifically designed around eight weeks of content, discussion sessions and a 30-minute one on one with your instructor. But we've thrown in quite a few extras. * Access to a closed Facebook community to ask questions, share ideas, and find encouragement * Access to Tribe Conversations, regularly scheduled zoom meetings where you can connect with others in similar roles as you * Access to FREE Staff Courses * Access to Three Boost Video Archives

This course is not open for enrollment.