Generations Group: Preschool & Children

Our desire is to partner with churches and parents as they raise a generation of children who will love God, serve each other, and impact the world.

The audio file from yesterday’s video conference, "The Ins and Outs of Special Needs Ministry" and additional resources can be downloaded on our website at https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences. More information on the next video conference will be posted soon!

This week's video conference, "The Ins and Outs of Special Needs Ministry" will be on Thursday, May 7 at 11 AM.

Amy Holbert, CEO of Family Connection of South Carolina, and Crystal Ray, Director of Special Needs Ministry at Lexington Baptist Church, will discuss how to support our kids with special needs. They will include topics such as preparing for reentry into our children’s ministries, providing resources for families, and learning tips and tools in developing effective programs to serve special needs kids.

For more information and to register for Thursday's FREE video conference, visit https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences.

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Kathy Miles, our Associate Director of Preschool and Children's Ministry, leads us in a devotional on trusting God with our next steps, even if they're outside of our comfort zone!

#AdvanceAnyway

The audio file from today’s video conference, “COVID-19 Guide to Reopening Preschool and Children's Ministries” and additional resources can be downloaded on our website at https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences. While you're there, don't forget to sign up for next week's video conference, "The Ins and Outs of Special Needs Ministry." Visit our website for more details!

As churches begin to prepare for people to return to church campuses around the state, it is exciting to anticipate the laughter, voices, and squeals of young children as they enter the church building once again. It is important to recognize that reopening preschool and children's ministries is very complex and intentional. With careful planning, strategic thinking, and lots of love and care, we will navigate this transition while making it safe and inviting for kids and families.

Download the "COVID-19 Guide to Re-Gathering Preschool and Children's Ministries" to help you think through some of these questions and walk through team strategy sessions to help build stronger and safer systems during this time of crisis. To download the guide, visit our website at https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, much of the conversation amongst church leaders has shifted from how do we move everything to a virtual environment to how do we begin taking steps to re-gather as a church.

Here you will find resources to assist your congregation in making the transition to in-person gatherings.

#AdvanceAnyway #ReGatheringSCBC

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Join us on Facebook Live/YouTube Live tomorrow at 10:00am as we discuss "Leading Toward Re-Gathering the Church" with Governor Henry McMaster.

Bring your questions to submit in the comments during the webcast, or text ‪(803) 567-3909‬.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/scbaptist/live
Facebook: www.facebook.com/scbaptist/live

#AdvanceAnyway

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Advance Anyway | Episode 2 | Leading Towards Regathering the Church - Governor Henry McMaster

You may be wondering what life will be like as we begin to transition from virtual church to re-gathering. Join us Wednesday at 10:00AM EST as host Jay Hardwick, SCBC Executive Director/Chief Strategist joins South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster to discuss regathering the church post COVID-19.

FACEBOOK:
facebook.com/scbaptist/live

YOUTUBE:
youtube.com/scbaptist/live

#AdvanceAnyway #SCBaptist #SouthCarolinaBaptists #SCAdvance

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Dr. Gary Hollingsworth, our Executive Director-Treasurer, invites you to join us tomorrow in a live Advance Anyway webcast with Governor Henry McMaster. This discussion will provide more information and guidelines on the "ReGathering of the Church."

The webcast will be live tomorrow at 10:00am on Facebook and YouTube. Be sure to tune in!

#AdvanceAnyway

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"The COVID-19 global pandemic has become a platform for displaying the full power of the Cooperative Program as Southern Baptists live out the mission of God."

Thank you, Baptist Press, for sharing this powerful reminder that we are better together!

This week's video conference, "COVID-19 Guide to Reopening Preschool and Children’s Ministries" will be on Thursday, April 30 at 11 AM.

Join our panel as we discuss reopening preschool and children’s ministries in SC churches. Chuck Peters, Director of Operations at Lifeway, Nate Brown, Children’s Pastor at Church at The Mill, and Kathy Miles, Associate Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministry at the SC Baptist Convention, will give helpful tools and tips for navigating this transition and making it safe and inviting for kids and families.

For more information and to register for Thursday's FREE video conference, visit https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences.

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A child shares the hope found only in the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Do you ever wonder why there is so much brokenness in the world? It wasn't always that way. There is hope for the brokenness that is in the world. A child shares the hope found only in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Text "IHOPE" to 31996 for more information on the hope found in Jesus.

The audio file from today’s video conference, “Helping Kids Stay Emotionally Healthy” with Deandra Comer and Rhonda Failoni can be downloaded on our website at https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences. While you're there, don't forget to sign up for next week's video conference, "COVID-19 Guide to Reopening Preschool and Children’s Ministries." Visit our website for more details!

Called to Lead is a free, online conference about church leadership.

It is about setting aside an afternoon to grow as a leader through hearing some of America’s greatest pastors and leaders discuss the practical nature of some of the most critical aspects of leadership in the church. When church leaders grow, the whole church feels the impact.

Wednesday, April 29th - 2:00 PM EDT
Register online at http://calledtolead.live

Hosted by Nick Floyd, Senior Pastor of Cross Church (Springdale, AR), Called to Lead is a free, online conference about church leadership. The calling has not changed, but just about everything else has. Leaders on every level are asking how to shepherd in these very different times. Called to Lead offers clarity from some of the best leaders/teachers in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Wednesday, April 29th - 2:00pm EDT
Register Here>> calledtolead.live

Stay Connected: Join A Facebook Group!

In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, there is no better time than now to connect, share ideas, and to obtain invaluable information from other Children's Ministry leaders across South Carolina. We encourage you to utilize our Facebook groups, to ask questions, and to post helpful and insightful materials from which all of us can learn.

To browse and request membership to our private Facebook groups, visit our page and click the "Groups" tab on the left side of your screen.

This week's video conference, "Helping Kids Stay Emotionally Healthy" will feature Deandra Comer, Counselor at New Day Counseling, and Rhonda Failoni, Counselor at Crescent Oasis.

As adults we understand the importance of helping kids cope and express their emotions during crisis. It often feels overwhelming and confusing for everyone involved. Join us as we discuss practical techniques to help kids manage their emotional health during these uncertain times.

For more information and to register for Thursday's FREE video conference, visit https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences.

Missed today's video conference, "Say Yes to VBS" with LifeWay's VBS Specialist, Melita Thomas? No problem! Visit our website at https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences to download the audio file! While you're there, don't forget to sign up for next week's video conference, "Helping Kids Stay Emotionally Healthy." Visit our website for more details!

South Carolina Baptist Convention

Together, we are South Carolina Baptists.

We would like to especially thank and encourage those of you in Children's Ministry for all of your hard work and dedication to advancing the Gospel today and every day.

Featured Children's Ministry Leaders (in order of appearance):

- Allie Paige Thornton - 2019/20 SummerSalt/KidSalt Staff
- Caroline Crowe - 2020 SummerSalt/KidSalt Staff
- Heather DuBose - Alice Drive Baptist Church
- Courtney Sevor - First Baptist Church of Murrells Inlet
- Morgan Jeffcoat - 2020 SummerSalt/KidSalt Staff
- Jillian Courtney - 2019/20 SummerSalt/KidSalt Staff

Though church buildings are empty, so is His tomb. Even separated, we are still together. He did not leave us. He is still in control. We will advance anyway. We are South Carolina Baptists. #advanceanyway #scbaptist http://www.scbaptist.org

Join us Thursdays at 11 AM as we discuss various Preschool and Children's Ministry topics. This week will feature Melita Thomas, VBS and Kid's Ministry Specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources. Melita will discuss how to say "Yes to VBS" this summer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and to register for Thursday's FREE video conference, visit https://www.ystuff.org/videoconferences.

Generations Group: Preschool & Children's cover photo

Generations Group: Preschool & Children

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A powerful thought from Dr. D.J. Horton, Senior Pastor of Church at The Mill.

As children’s ministry leaders, we find ourselves seeking new ways of connecting with kids and families in this uncertain time of canceling events and services due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit our website at https://www.scbaptist.org/strongconnections for resources that will make this transition easier for kids and families.

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4 Ways to Utilize Tech Tools for Kids Ministry

kidsministry.lifeway.com It’s 2020, and ministry leaders are facing some new challenges in maintaining community during a season of scattered gatherings. And utilizing technology in kids ministry poses unique hurdles becau…

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La Convención Bautista de Carolina del Sur se enorgullece de ofrecer una serie de recursos en español. Para obtener orientación sobre transmisión en vivo, redes sociales y enlaces a recursos de los CDC, visite www.scbaptist.org/covid19/espanol

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is proud to offer a number of resources in Spanish. For guidance on live streaming, social media, and links to CDC resources, visit www.scbaptist.org/covid19/espanol.

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Looking for updates on an upcoming SCBC event?

The best way to stay informed of cancellations or postponements is to check our website calendar located at www.scbaptist.org/events.

As decisions are made regarding each event, we will update the calendar, so please check back often for new information.

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How to Have a Family Worship Experience at Home

kidsministry.lifeway.com Many churches are pushing pause on gathering their congregants for weekly worship services during this season of coronavirus risk, including children’s ministry classes and groups. While many of us…

Check out these resources for churches as we continue making disciples and enjoy “being the church!”

Like many other South Carolina church leaders, you are wondering how it is possible to stay connected with your church, small group or Sunday School class during these challenging times created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our Church Strengthening Team has identified resources to offer both help and encouragement to anyone, pastor, staff or lay-leader, serving in a small church or leading a small group.

Visit www.scbaptist.org/strongconnections to learn more.

[03/23/20]   (Updated on March 23, 2020):

The South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC) is currently monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. For official updates and statements from SCBC Leadership, visit https://www.scbaptist.org/covid19.

Below you can find the latest updates on all upcoming Preschool and Children's Ministry events.

Columbia VBS Expo - March 28, 2020
CANCELLED

State Bible Drill - May 2, 2020
CANCELLED

KidSalt - July 13-16 and July 20-23, 2020
ONGOING (For more information and to register, visit http://kidsalt.org)

Church Weekday Education Conference - July 24-25, 2020
ONGOING (More information and registration details coming soon)

South Carolina Baptist Convention

Here's the latest update from the SCBC regarding operations and resources in response to COVID-19.

For more information, please visit www.scbaptist.org/covid19.

South Carolina Baptist Convention

Dr. Gary Hollingsworth, Executive Director-Treasurer, shares a statement regarding the COVID-19 situation and its effect on the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

For the full statement, please visit www.scbaptist.org/covid19.

We will continue to post updates as needed on our website and on social media.

Hey KidMin leaders, check out this livestream happening tonight!

KidzMatter Publisher Ryan Frank announcing The Quarantined Family livestream event coming up Monday night. Speakers include Dannah Gresh, VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer, and others. A big shout out goes to our team for pulling this together so quick. This event is for parents and grandparents. Check out www.ParentzMatter.com!

The Columbia VBS Expo is quickly approaching! Register today to receive the regular registration rates of $10/person or $65/church (for 7 or more people) by visiting our website at https://www.ystuff.org/vbs-expo!

LifeWay's very own Childhood Ministry Specialist, Klista Storts, will be joining us to teach several breakouts and to hold a Q&A session to answer your questions about VBS!

Our second VBS Expo of the season was just as great as the first! Thank you, First Baptist Spartanburg, for hosting us!

2020 VBS Expo Greenville/Spartanburg

2020 VBS Expo Greenville/Spartanburg

Our Story

Our desire is to partner with churches and parents as they raise a generation of children who will love God, serve each other, and impact the world.

We can help you and your ministry in your planning in any of these areas, and more!


  • Safety and Protection

  • Developing a Successful Children’s Ministry

  • VBS

  • Weekday Education

  • Ages and Stages

  • Family Ministry

  • KidSalt

  • Resources

  • Children’s Bible Drill

  • Youth Bible Drill
  • Additional information for the Children’s Ministry can be found at www.ystuff.org.

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