Item description for Serving In Your Church Nursery (Zondervan Practical Ministry Gui) by Julia A. Spohrer & Paul E. Engle...
Overview This practical handbook surveys all of the essential elements of ministering in a church nursery to help enlist and orient new workers as well as to encourage present nursery workers.
Publishers Description . For Individual use . Group training Photocopyable resources include: job descriptions, caregiver interview form, staff evaluation survey, guidelines for nursery use, information card, and incident report form A well-run nursery is a tremendous asset to a church. The responsibilities are demanding, but with prayer, patience, and commitment, you can minimize the frustrations and maximize the difference you make in the lives of children ages three and under and their parents. Whether you re leading your church s nursery ministry, serving in it, or just thinking of getting involved, you will welcome the expert insights, encouragement, and resources this book offers. Serving in Your Church Nursery sheds light on .Developing a vision .Gathering a team .Evaluating and setting goals .Setting up the nursery environment .Policies, procedures, and job descriptions .Recruiting, screening, training, and safety issues .Age groups, insights on learning, separation anxiety, and more Zondervan Practical Ministry Guides provide you with simple, practical insights for serving in today s churches. Written by experienced pastors and church workers, these easy-to-read, to-the-point booklets address the fundamentals of different ministries as practiced effectively in real life. You ll find biblical insight and wise, field-tested advice you can apply today, as well as discussion questions to help you think through and integrate what you read."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.23" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jul 13, 2003
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Zondervan Practical Ministry Gui
ISBN 0310241049 ISBN13 9780310241041 UPC 025986241049
Reviews - What do customers think about Serving In Your Church Nursery?
Good Suggestions for Revamping a Nursery Program Mar 8, 2008
This is a nice little booklet (less than 100 pages) that helps nursery leaders to think through the vision and practical capabilities of your church's nursery program. I appreciate that it gives step by step suggestions for creating a great program while focusing on the spiritual side of ministry- it's not all nuts and bolts, but encourages the reader to pray and to seek God's leading. It also gives sample forms and permission to copy these for your program.
This book is a nice place to start the thinking process when wanting to improve a lack-luster nursery program.
I did lower my star rating due to sappy presentation. The good information is shared via a corny story of a fictional nursrey coordinator who receives the advice from an older, wiser mentor- a little too 'Chicken-Soupy' for me, but of you like that sort of thing, you'll REALLY like this book...
An Excellent tool in becoming a coordinator/Director Oct 21, 2007
The smart pages has been a huge help in helping me with ideas in the nursery...I would recommend it to every coordinator and director of the church nursery. It is nice to open this up and let the ideas be there for you..you're nursery and nursery volunteers will appreciate you for it...I had no clue as to what I am suppose to do as a director/coordinator.I feel much more at ease now .I was impressed with how fast it arrived and just in time too...Must faster than I expected.