Cultivating Courage

Create a Fearless Environment for Children’s Ministry

The world can be a scary place.

More than ever, kids desperately need Godly courage! Group’s Cultivating Courage ministry training is ideal for such a time as this!

John 16:33 will be key:

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Fully field-tested to meet today’s ministry challenges!

What You'll Learn


ministry fears with Jesus by your side


what prepares kids’ hearts for friendship with God


safe physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual environments

This is a great event to:

  • provide training for your team
  • recruit volunteers
  • establish as an annual, ongoing training for your team
  • retain volunteers and teachers
  • learn how to be more effective in children’s ministry

Real Stories of Transformation

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.

Children's Ministry Leaders

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 Leader

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.

And anyone else with a for children's ministry.


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, connect with friends, and check out the newest resources from Group.

9:0010:15 a.m.

Session 1:
Take Heart!

We find courage when we look at ministry challenges with fresh perspective. So we’ll step back, take the pressure off, and spend time with Jesus.

10:1510:45 a.m.



Session 2:
Creating a Safe Ministry Environment

Designing a safe environment is more than locked doors and nametags. Discover ways to create physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual environments—where kids grow friendship with Jesus!

12:0012:30 p.m.

Worship Experience and Wrap-Up

You’ve experienced a lot of information! Now take time to hear from Jesus as you reflect and respond to the morning’s discoveries through a meaningful time of worship.

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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

Up to 14 days prior to event


1-13 days prior to event


Day of event

1 to 4 people $39.95/person $49.95/person $59.95/person
5 to 9 people $34.95/person $44.95/person $54.95/person
10 or more people $29.95/person $39.95/person $49.95/person

Dates & Locations

Cultivating Courage will be coming to over 60 locations from coast to coast. Check back frequently to discover new locations near you!

Register online below or call 1-866-894-9810

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Frequently Asked Questions

We use our R.E.A.L. approach to training, which means it will be hands-on, you’ll try things that you can apply right away, and you’ll end up retaining over 70% of what you learn. We also create an environment where you’ll learn from each other. All of this will be taught by training pros who aren’t reading from a script, but practicing what they preach.

We'll spend time together in God's Word as we explore Jesus' teaching and grow friendship with God and each other. Specifically, we'll dig in to John 16:33. "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."

Thanks for your honesty. No, it is not a big infomercial. You don’t need to use our VBS, curriculum, or resources to attend or to understand how to cultivate courage in kids. We will have resources that you can purchase and explore, however.

You will leave with practical takeaways that you can implement immediately.

This training works for 1 person, 2 people, or teams of 20. That’s why experiential learning is so powerful! Teams will walk away being on the same page, fired up to help kids grow closer to Jesus. And don’t forget to bring future team members! This is a wonderful opportunity to invite someone you can see serving in children’s ministry. Bring them and watch how they get excited about developing courage in kids. This is an AMAZING volunteer recruitment tool.

Come casual and comfortable. No ties or formal wedding dresses required…that's a joke.

If you have a circumstance where you can’t attend that involves death or natural disaster, we will give you your money back. For other circumstances where you choose not to attend, you may substitute someone in your place at any time.

John 16:33

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

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