God Is In The Church Nursery

God Is In The Church Nursery

Use this article to encourage your church nursery workers. Try sending it along with their schedule and reminded everyone that babies matter to God. The church nursery can be so much more than childcare. But it begins with an awareness of the presence of God with the little children. {download here}

God Is In The Church Nursery

Where is God on Sunday morning? Of course, God is everywhere. We know that God is enthroned in the praises of his people. (Psalm 22:3) When we gather to worship – God is with us.

We know that God is there when we pray. Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20) When we pray – God is with us.

We know that God is there when his Word is read, preached, loved and obeyed. The Lord says, “I am watching over my word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:12) When the Bible speaks – God is with us.

We know that God is everywhere. “Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:24) “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) No matter where we go – God is with us.

But did you know that God is back in the church nursery? “And Jesus took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” (Mark 9:36-37) When you welcome a child in the name of Jesus you welcome Jesus himself. When we minister to children – God is with us.

If you wonder why so many people are blessed by serving in the church nursery. Now you know – God is there.


Comments

  1. Dawn says

    What a wonderful site! The material provided is wonderful for all ages within my ministry and the helpful hints I’ve found are certainly God directed. Thank you so much for taking the time to build this site with all of the resources provided. I especially like the object lessons and the variety you have here. Keep up the good work.

  2. patience says

    Thank you Tony for words of encouragement because i was the only one left in the children ministry so strong and i wa also thinking to stop.

  3. Elsie Barner says

    I am the Children’s Sunday School teacher, the Children’s Church teacher and the Nursery provider in our SMALL church. Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Katherine Raney says

    Thanks for the articles on church nursery ministry. I think too often the nursery is overlooked even though it can be the determining factor in a young couple’s decision to return. I am a mom to 2 young girls and an accountant by day. My husband recently left the Marine Corps and I knew in my heart I wanted to go back to the church/town we grew up in and get involved. When I took over the nursery at my church about 6 months ago it had been without a director for a long time and only maintained by the church secretary. I hit the ground running but some days it feels like I’m running full force into a brick wall. If it wasn’t for my volunteers, I would be about ready to throw in the towel. Thank you for helping me to find the words to encourage them! Our church is growing and every Sunday we see more kids. There is much to be done to accommodate more children, including recruiting more help as 4 volunteers on a Sunday morning just isn’t enough anymore. After stumbling onto your website, now I have hope I’ll find the extra volunteers we need and also convince the church that the nursery is a great investment!

  5. says

    I’m glad it’s helpful. I hope it will stir up some people or at least help them think differently about the church nursery.

  6. Sheral Henderson says

    Thank you . I am posting this on the bulletin board. We are needing new workers and this should give prospective workers fresh insight!

  7. Bob says

    This was very helpful and insightful. My church is struggling with nursery volunteers and we will use this material as a baseline for our nursery promotion campaign. Many Blessings

  8. Sharon says

    Thanks so much sharing! As the Nursey Cordinator, I have been asked to say a few words and to recognize my teachers at our upcoming teachers appreciation dinner. Your encouraging words will be very appripriate.

  9. brandon says

    i can’t agree more on the importance of starting our toddlers to “experience” God’s love at their earliest possible age. i am thankful of the parents for sharing this important vision with the teachers & pray that they’ll continue to give close partnership with the teachers throughout their children’s growing time in Sunday School. thank you for this insightful article & all the encouraging feedbacks from your readers. Shalom.

  10. Aly says

    Thank you for this article titled Where is God on Sunday Morning and your article on the 7 Reasons Why Nursery Is Vital To Your Church. We are planning to use them durring our up coming nursery training session. I think everyone will be encouraged!

  11. Teresa Owens says

    Thank you for your article “God is in the Church Nursery” so many people think that the infants and toddler in the nursery are to young to learn about Jesus but they are so wrong. Babies love action sings and they can learn about Jesus from songs and by reading to them. I enjoy working in the nursery at our church and I wish everyone would see the importance to help out because they would certainly receive a blessing. God Bless You for the work you do and keep giving ideas and articles about the Nursery. God’s children are our future church leaders.

  12. Esther says

    Thank for the advises…. we have our Daily Vacation Bible School right now. (Actually we’ve changed it to “Daily Vacation Summer School” to reach people in our town who is “allergic” about that word. They are not Christian you know. Most of them are little kids. Hope that you could send me the lyrics of the DVBS Pledge Song… goes like this. “To the flag red white and blue… we pledge allegiance… we salute the flag of our nation…….To the word of Christ so true…we pledge allegiance … we salute you the book of our Savior…” It’s an old song actually. I used to sing it when I was still a child. Now we can’t find the lyrics of it. And we badly need it.. Hope you could send me an e-mail. Thank you so much again.. May God bless you… Pray for our protection.

  13. Britney says

    I just want to thank you. I will be passing this on to the leaders over the nursery at my church. Maybe this will help them in some kind of way concerning their voluteers. :)

  14. Betty Lou says

    Our church has a wonderful retention of nursery volenteers. My friend and sister has been in that position for three years (rotation basis). Recently a parent has complained that their baby smells like cigerette smoke. Since there is no restriction that a volenteer can not be a smoker, I sugget that the dear women be asked not to smoke the morning of her scheduled duty to help prevent stale smoke transfer and the nursery provide smocks to add a protective layer between the infants and the person’s street clothes. Like I said, this women has been with the nursery for three year – this parent is the first to complain.
    How might you handle the situation so we could have a win-win situation. I belive there is one other volentee who does smoke outside the church property.

  15. Khandie Ferrarez says

    What a wonderful article! This is going to be of great help to me and my church ministry. Someday when God says its time for me to go to my calling in Afghanistan, I’m taking your lessons with me. My church does not own a computer, but I do at home, I share these lessons with them. We have another generation of kids who will be Christ’s soldiers in a few years. My son has been one of those kids reared in the faith. We already have 4 teens who show the desire of teaching younger children by next year. Thank you vey much for these valuable references.

  16. Corina says

    Thank you, for sharing it and your experience through all those years in the ministry. For to me it is a such a blessing.
    I know God has lead me to your website for guidance and refresh my ideas about this privilege to touch childrens.
    God give you more for blessing others!!!!

    Corina,

  17. Diane says

    Thank you for writing this and sharing it. I am a member of a small church where my toddler is often the only one in the nursery, so when people volunteer, it is sometimes just for her. I have printed this out and am going to frame it and hang it in the church nursery as a thank you for their time.
    Thanks again,

    Diane

  18. Susan says

    Thank you. I was looking for helpful information on church nursery and found this website. Praying about this position in my church. I have found this info to be very encouraging.
    Thanks again!

  19. Rachel says

    I have recently volunteered to begin a much needed nursery program in my new church. I believe God has led me to your website for guidance and inspiration. I see so much I can use and will use. Thank you so much!

  20. Martha says

    I have only begun to view your website and am very excited by what you have to offer. I can’t wait so I can explore it even more. Thank you & God bless you for your commitment.

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