Maximize your training time at the KidMin Conference by adding an extra day of training to your schedule, so you take the experience even deeper! Seats sell out fast, so don’t wait to sign up!
These awesome pre-conference sessions will take you in-depth on your topic for seven hours. Lunch is included, so you’ll get to eat with the speaker and your peers as you continue the discussion and build relationships. The full-day pre-conference option is offered on Friday, October 11th from 9am to 4pm at the Hyatt Regency (just a $59 add-on). Seats are limited, so sign up when you register for the KidMin Conference!
Building Your Children’s Ministry From the Ground Up: LEADERSHIP
Whether you’re starting from “scratch” or refurbishing an established ministry, you’re faced with the same questions: “What needs to be done?” and “How do I start?” In this session, you’ll learn timeless principles for developing a ministry that can be applied to every ministry setting. You’ll learn how to clarify your ministry vision, build a team, establish policies and procedures, remove “old wineskins,” support parents, and establish hallmark programs. Bonus: Learn how to revitalize your current ministry.
Café Chocolat Retreat: PERSONAL GROWTH
Amy Nappa & Brook Hickle
Does simply thinking about chocolate bring a smile to your face? Do you need a few hours to slow down, enjoy time with new friends, and grow closer to God? Join us at Café Chocolat—a one-day retreat! At this women-only session, we’ll explore several miracles of Jesus to go deeper in understanding the depth of God’s grace—plus laugh, pray, and even nibble a bit of chocolate.
The Pursuit of Authentic Leadership: LEADERSHIP
Leadership isn’t something we do from the front; it’s an intimate expression of who we are...it’s our being in action. Pursuing authentic leadership is the greatest gift you can give yourself, your volunteers, and the kids you lead. This session will help you personally make authentic leadership more than just a cool phrase. Discover where leadership begins, how to live a transformed life, what sinks and sidetracks leaders, the power of a God-led life, and more.
Partnering With Parents: FAMILY & PARENTS
We must partner with parents in the spiritual development of children. Although there are great program ideas, family ministry isn’t a method; it’s a mindset. This session will look at how we can make parents our ministry allies, help families succeed, and still remain focused on our ministry to children. You’ll get over 50 practical ideas to encourage, involve, assist, and inform parents to be the spiritual leaders in their home. This session will be fun, practical, and filled with loads of ideas you can immediately put into practice.
R.E.A.L. Learning Lab—How Kids Really Learn Best: PHILOSOPHY
Gary Lindsay & Patty Smith
Want the secret formula to move your teaching from information to transformation? Join us to discover how to harness the power of emotion to create long-term learning. Explore how to create life-changing experiences in your ministry using Group’s proven learning philosophy—R.E.A.L. Learning (Relational, Experiential, Applicable, Learner-based). Get practical tools to create your own engaging, relevant Bible experiences that involve kids and transform lives.