Pick a topic, any topic, and join the convo! Ministry Conversations give you diverse perspectives on topics children’s ministers care about most. These panels-with-a-twist feature in-the-trenches ministry leaderswho have relevant experience and wisdom on the topic. It’s a one-hour lunch break that helps you process what you’ve learned and bounce around fresh ministry ideas.
Help! We’re a New Church
Being a new church has amazing opportunities and exclusive challenges. Discover how others handle it so you build well and with intentionality.
Ministry Is More Than Sunday Morning
Midweek programs, after-school programs, weekday childcare, church preschools, and more! Connect with others who keep ministry going all week long.
Ministry to Single Parents and Guardians
Take time to dig into the unique opportunities and challenges that arise with ministry to single parents and guardians—and hear from experts who’ve been there, too.
More Kids Than We Can Handle
Are you at maxed capacity? Investigate and discuss the best ways to manage this great challenge with people whose churches are bursting at the seams, too.
Multi-Site Children’s Ministry
Gotta keep all those plates spinning! Come find out how others who manage multi-site ministry keep it all together—and continue to expand into their communities.
My Best and Worst Ideas
We’ve all had our ministry successes and failures. So, come on, share a few—and so will others! Get a jump-start on what works and doesn’t so you don’t have to make the same mistakes.
Parents: Friend or Foe?
Parents are our greatest asset in ministry—if we know how to work with them. Come find out how others are partnering with parents for the greatest benefit for kids.
Staying Healthy in a Sickly Church
Sickly churches can be like colds…we catch them and they bring us down. Discover how to avoid catching that cold and keep your immune system (spirits) strong.
Team of One—When Ministry is Lonely
One can be the loneliest number, but you’re not alone! Connect with and hear from others who are in the same position as you…explore ways to thrive in ministry when you’re a team of one and build a network to take home with you.
Teaming Up With Your Senior Pastor
Discover how others partner with their senior pastor and how that has helped their ministry. This is
great if you’re looking for ways to improve your relationship with your senior pastor.
Working With Volunteers
We truly can’t do ministry without volunteers…they’re a crucial part to ministry, but they can also be a challenge! This is a place to get real about the many sides to working with volunteers—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Working With Your Student Pastor
The space between your ministry and the student ministry can be wider than a hallway when there’s tension. Learn from others how to diffuse that tension and partner with your student pastor.