KidMin 2014 | Columbus, OH, September 26-29, 2014

Pre-Conference Training

Pre-Conference Training

Maximize your training at the KidMin Conference by adding an extra day of training! These awesome pre-conference sessions will take you in depth on your topic for 7 hours. Lunch is included, so you’ll get to eat with the presenter and your peers as you continue the discussion and build relationships.

The full-day pre-conference option is offered on Friday, September 26th from 9am to 4pm at the Hyatt (just a $59 add-on). Seats are limited, so sign up when you register for the KidMin Conference!

Controlling Chaos: Keys to Effective Children’s Ministry: LEADERSHIP

Greg Baird
Evaluate your entire ministry—from top to bottom. Come find out how to establish a vision, mission, and strategy for growing your children’s ministry. Explore what it means to recruit toward a vision instead of a need. Learn how to assimilate volunteers, develop leaders, and lead effectively in all directions.

Garden Getaway Retreat: PERSONAL GROWTH

Amy Nappa
Looking for time away from the busyness of life? Need time to stop and smell the roses? Join the Garden Getaway—a one-day retreat for women only. You’ll explore the seasons of life using Ecclesiastes 3 as a springboard. Plus you’ll worship, laugh, make new friends, and leave feeling 100 percent refreshed.

R.E.A.L. Learning Lab—How Kids Really Learn Best: VISION

Gary Lindsay  & Patty Smith
Want the secret formula to how kids learn? Discover how to harness the power of emotion to create long-term learners! Explore how to create life-changing experiences using Group’s tried and true R.E.A.L. learning philosophy that’s Relational, Experiential, Applicable, and Learner-based. Get practical tools to create relevant Bible experiences that engage kids and transform lives.

Reinvigorated Children’s Ministry: LEADERSHIP

David Wakerley
Make your children’s ministry more relevant by infusing innovative and invigorating ideas. This session will offer a freewheeling smorgasbord of
insights and ideas, present futurist ways of thinking, and challenge pre-conceived ideas of what your children’s ministry can be. Explore big ideas such as the “gamification” of culture and communication tools that can magnify your ministry.

Spiritual Self-Care for Kidmin Leaders: PERSONAL GROWTH

Brian Haynes
You pour out so much, but who’s pouring into you? As a children’s ministry leader, you’ve got to take care of yourself and your spirituality. If you’re borderline burned out, stuck in your personal relationship with Jesus, or feeling like life is too busy to pray, this session is for you. Come discover simple, proven ways to care for yourself spiritually while you live the kidmin life!