Dynamic Half-Day Children’s Ministry Training

Back by overwhelming demand!

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Digging Deeper With Jesus trainings are here again!


the latest trends in children’s ministry so they better connect with today’s kids.

Dig Deeper

with Jesus so the kids they minister to will see him more clearly.


what works in children’s ministry so they love to serve.

This is a great event to:

  • provide training for your team
  • recruit volunteers
  • treat the training as the beginning of an ongoing relationship and not as just an event
  • retain volunteers and teachers
  • learn how to be more effective in children’s ministry

This training is from Group, the creator of:

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And the leading provider of children’s ministry curriculum.

Who Should Attend?

Everyone involved in ministry from nursery to preteens will benefit from this dynamic half-day training. Bring your entire team!

Network with other people who love kids as much as you do. Build lasting relationships with others in ministry who will laugh, learn, and pray with you throughout the year.

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Ministry Leaders

If you lead an entire children’s or family ministry—or just a part—you’ll gain a new vision for transforming your ministry.

Sunday School Leaders

Sunday School Teachers

If you have the amazing privilege of teaching children of any age, you’ll learn creative ways to bring the Word of God to life for children.

Children's Ministry Volunteers

Ministry Volunteers

If you serve in children’s ministry in any way, you’ll experience new ideas that’ll help you lead kids closer to Jesus every day.


Don't miss out on the fun, learning, and friendships.

8:309:00 a.m.

Registration and Resources

Doors are open and the coffee’s hot! Come early to connect with other children’s ministers and volunteers and check out the newest resources from Group!

9:0010:35 a.m.

Session 1:
Exploring the Heart of Jesus

Learn what’s happening in our churches todayand how that impacts your team’s ministry to children. We’ll expose myths that keep kids from growing and explore effective methods to use instead.

10:3510:55 a.m.


10:5512:20 p.m.

Session 2:
Attaching to Jesus

You and your team will personally connect with Jesus the most-known and least-known person in history. Move from a ministry that merely teaches kids about Jesus to an environment that introduces kids to a living relationship with him. You’ll get dozens of practical ideas to take home and use!

12:2012:30 p.m.

Celebration and Closing

Celebrate with new friends! Then leave fired up and ready to serve!

Budget-Friendly Training for Your Entire Team

Best of all, Group’s Children’s Ministry Local Training is affordable and in your backyard, so everyone on your team can attend and move forward with the same passion.



Early Bird

More than 2 weeks before event


Less than 2 weeks before event


Day of event

1 to 4 people $39.95/person $49.95/person $65.95/person
5 to 9 people $34.95/person $44.95/person $65.95/person
10 or more people $29.95/person $39.95/person $65.95/person

Dates & Locations

Group Children’s Ministry Local Trainings will be held in 12 different locations on April 29, 2017 or Saturday May 6, 2017

Register online below or call Dawn at 800-635-0404 x4382

State City Street Address Zip Church Name Nearest Major City Date Early Bird Deadline
MI Rochester Hills 250 West Avon Road 48307 Rochester Church of Christ Detroit 04/29/17 04/16/17 Register
MS Pascagoula 2710 Pascagoula Street 39568 First United Methodist Church Pascagoula Pascagoula 04/29/17 04/16/17 Register
NC Kannapolis 1310 N. Cannon Blvd. 28083 He's Alive Church Charlotte 04/29/17 04/16/17 Register
OH Kenton 234 N Main Street 43326 Kenton First United Methodist Kenton 05/06/17 04/23/17 Register
OR Newburg 1716 Villa Road 97132 Joyful Servant Lutheran Portland 04/29/17 04/16/17 Register
UT Sandy 8575 700 E 84070 Good Shepard Lutheran Church Salt Lake City 04/29/17 04/16/17 Register
VA Chesapeake 250 Mill Creek Parkway 23323 Deep Creek Baptist Church Chesapeake 04/29/17 04/16/17 Register
MD Bel Air 2106 Churchville Road 21015 Oak Grove Baptist Church Baltimore 05/06/17 04/23/17 Register
NC Morganton 211 Lenoir Rd 28655 First Advent Christian Church Morganton 05/06/17 04/23/17 Register
NY Rochester 855 Long Pond Road 14312 Trinity Church of Nazarene Rochester 05/06/17 04/23/17 Register
TN Knoxville 138 Admiral Rd 37934 Farragut Christian Church Knoxville 05/06/17 04/23/17 Register
TX Austin 2900 W. Slaughter Lane 78748 Westoak Woods Baptist Church Austin 05/06/17 04/23/17 Register

Frequently Asked Questions

Childcare is not provided. We love children! But this is an opportunity for just leaders—teens and adults.

Lunch is not provided. Most participants go out for lunch with their team afterwards to debrief. Water, coffee, tea and snacks will be provided during the event.

You’ll discover the latest trends in children’s ministry, dig deeper with Jesus, and explore what works in children’s ministry. Check out the schedule of our content on the website.

Yes, we will have some Group resources available to purchase onsite.

No, you do not need to use Group’s curriculum. The workshop content is for all people—regardless of the curriculum they use.

If you have a circumstance where you can’t attend that involves illness, death, or natural disaster, we will give you your money back.

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