I’ll Be At CPC20…Will You?

I’m heading to Florida!

I’m excited to participate in CPC20!

International Network of Children’s Ministry (INCM) reached out recently about teaching some breakouts at their upcoming Children’s Pastor Conference (CPC20) in January.

CPC20 will be held from January 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.

I’ve chosen three breakouts that I”m excited about:

Nursery as Ministry: – Forget Babysitting! You’re Kingdom Building!

Too many people think nursery ministry is just babysitting. But it’s not! You have the opportunity to lay a strong foundation of Biblical truth. Learn how to include short prayers and key foundational Bible truths in your routine; discover how to have a Biblical conversation with babies; and inspire your nursery staff to rethink nursery.”

Sticky Students: Tips for Application Time to Make Scripture Stick       

Will the lesson you taught on Sunday be remembered on the playground on Monday? Application time connects the Bible to your students’ lives. Discover effective techniques to keep application time on track, learn to include all the kids (whatever their personality), and find out how to make the Bible real for today’s kids.

Steps To Building An Amazing Bible Memory Program In Your Children’s Ministry

Is Bible memory still a relevant spiritual discipline in today’s fast-paced world? It is! And in this breakout you’ll discover the 5 simple steps that you can implement immediately to create an engaging, effective Bible memory program that will help kids grow as disciples.

:I’m excited to be at CPC20 and I’m rolling up my sleeves to create amazing breakouts that will enable the attendees to serve Jesus and kids.

I hope to see you there!

Fuel Conference

20131102_124711Fuel Conference was a regional children’s ministry conference held last weekend and I was glad to be part of it.

Around 200 people from 35 churches in Manitoba and Saskatchewan came to be encouraged and trained.

Friday night started with registration and a main session and then a great time of networking. Saturday was jam-packed with 2 main sessions and 4 breakout seminars.

I presented 4 breakout seminars and had a great time! I met tons of great people and was encouraged myself with the quality of people serving in children’s ministry.

The main speaker was Sam Luce who is a pastor from New York state. During the first main session he talked about getting back to the basics. The one basic he focused on was the sovereignty of God. This is a huge truth but one that we need to grab hold of ourselves and one we need to be teaching our kids. He said, “God’s sovereignty produces in us a strong and unshakeable assurance in a God who never fails.” That’s true. And that is one of the main reasons we need to be teaching our kids about our God who is in complete control; who reigns over everything; who is worthy to be adored; and who deserves our complete trust. God never fails.

If there is a conference like this coming up in your area, I want to encourage you to go. Conferences like this offer encouragement and much-needed training. You will come away with knowledge, tips, and ideas. But, more importantly, they are an opportunity to network; to meet other people in your area that are involved in children’s ministry.

There is huge value in getting together with other people in children’s ministry. You will quickly realize that you are not alone. It is an opportunity to learn from each other and to encourage each other. Take time to build relationships with other children’s ministry volunteers and share ideas and struggles and successes.

 

I have added some of the books I recommended in my breakouts on my Fuel Conference page. For those of you who were asking about where I got the books of the bible cards, check it out!