Dynamic Half-Day Children’s Ministry Training

New This Fall 2016 in 100 cities

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This fall in your town for four hours your team can...


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.

Your #1 priority is leading children to know, love, and follow Jesus...but you can’t do it alone. You need to find new teachers, keep the committed ones, and continue a ministry that ensures every child knows the One who changes everything. To keep the team motivated and effective, training is critical.

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

Pack up your team and drive... just around the corner. We’re coming to you!

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

State City Street Address Zip Church Name Date Early Bird Deadline
Georgia Norcross 2500 Beaver Ruin Road 30043 Norcross First United Methodist Church 8/20/2016 8/5/2016 Register
West Virginia Scott Depot 4536 Teays Valley Road 25560 St. John United Methodist Church 8/20/2016 8/5/2016 Register
Indiana Fishers 9691 E 116th Street 46037 Fishers United Methodist Church 8/20/2016 8/5/2016 Register
Texas Schertz 3460 Roy Richard Drive 78108 Schertz United Methodist Church 8/20/2016 8/5/2016 Register
Arizona Tucson 500 West Calle Concordia 85704 Oro Valley Nazarene 8/20/2016 8/5/2016 Register
Pennsylvania York 2215 Brandywine Lane 17404 Zion Lutheran Church 8/20/2016 8/5/2016 Register
Tennessee Hixson 8305 Daisy Dallas Road 37343 Dallas Bay Baptist Church 8/20/2016 8/6/2016 Register
Louisiana Baton Rouge 10328 Jefferson Hwy 70809 Jefferson UMC 11/12/2016 10/29/16 Register
Iowa Ankeny 710 NE 36th Street 50021 Christian Life Center Ankeny First United Methodist Church 8/27/2016 8/12/2016 Register
Colorado Fort Collins 305 West Swallow Road 80526 Foothills Assembly of God 8/27/2016 8/12/2016 Register
Oklahoma Oklahoma City 2727 SW 119th Street 73170 St. Andrew's United Methodist Church 8/27/2016 8/12/2016 Register
Florida Eustis 117 South Center Street 32726 First Presbyterian Church of Eustis 8/27/2016 8/12/2016 Register
Virginia Hanover 8492 Peaks Road 23069 Lebanon United Methodist Church 8/27/2016 8/12/2016 Register
New Jersey Tinton Falls 1961 Wayside Road 07724 Grace Christian Church 8/27/2016 8/13/2016 Register
California San Diego 5901 Rancho Hills Drive 92139 Centro Familiar Cristiano (English Speaking Event) 8/27/2016 8/13/2016 Register
South Carolina Columbia 1005 Asbury Drive 29209 Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church 8/27/2016 8/13/2016 Register
Colorado Monument 20256 Hunting Downs Way 80132 Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church 8/27/2016 8/13/2016 Register
Illinois Wheaton 224 North Main Street 60187 Gary United Methodist Church 9/10/2016 8/26/2016 Register
Ohio Strongsville 13500 Royalton Road 44136 Strongsville United Methodist Church 9/10/2016 8/26/2016 Register
Florida Jacksonville 7556 Salisbury Rd 32256 Southpoint Community Church 9/10/2016 8/26/2016 Register
Nebraska Omaha 13906 S Plaza 68137 StoneBridge Christian Church (Millard Campus) 9/10/2016 8/26/2016 Register
Oregon Newberg 1716 Villa Road 97132 Joyful Servant Lutheran 9/10/2016 8/26/2016 Register
North Carolina Raleigh 4020 Capitol Blvd., Suite 152 27604 Raleigh International Church 9/10/2016 8/26/2016 Register
California Orangevale 7801 Hazel Avenue 95742 The Life Center 9/10/2016 8/26/2016 Register
Massachusetts Foxborough 106 Central Street 02035 Church of Emmanuel 9/10/2016 8/26/2016 Register
Alaska Anchorage 1301 W. 100th Ave 99515 Anchorage City Church 9/17/2016 9/2/2016 Register
Florida Sunrise 967 Shotgun Road 33326 Vertical Church 9/17/2016 9/2/2016 Register
Hawaii Kaneohe 45-550 Kionaole Road 96744 First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko'olau 9/17/2016 9/3/2016 Register
Kansas Mission 5601 W 62nd Street 66216 Trinity Lutheran Church 9/17/2016 9/2/2016 Register
Kentucky Louisville 2000 Douglass Blvd 40205 St. Paul United Methodist 9/17/2016 9/2/2016 Register
Pennsylvania Irwin 3487 Rt 130 15642 Community United Methodist Church 9/17/2016 9/2/2016 Register
Wisconsin Sun Prairie 702 North Street 53590 Sun Prairie UMC 9/17/2016 9/3/2016 Register
South Carolina North Charleston 4990 Dorchester Rd 29418 Cokesbury UMC 9/17/2016 9/3/2016 Register
North Carolina Weddington 13901 Providence Road 28104 Weddington United Methodist Church/Family Life Center 9/24/2016 9/9/2016 Register
Ohio Dublin 7055 Avery Road 43017 Encounter Church 9/24/2016 9/9/2016 Register
Colorado Broomfield 545 W 10th Avenue 80020 Broomfield United Methodist Church 9/24/2016 9/9/2016 Register
Texas Fort Worth 8750 Old Denton Road 76244 Light of the World Church 9/24/2016 9/9/2016 Register
Rhode Island Pawtucket 337 Lonsdale Ave 02860 Woodlawn Baptist Church 9/24/2016 9/10/2016 Register
Florida Tampa 4300 S Manhattan Avenue 33611 Manhattan Baptist Church 9/24/2016 9/9/2016 Register
Pennsylvania Norristown 2650 Audubon Road 19403 Victory Church 9/24/2016 9/10/2016 Register
Virginia Virginia Beach 5132 Bellamy Manor Drive 23464 Suburban Christian Church 9/24/2016 9/10/2016 Register
Michigan Plymouth 10101 Ann Arbor Rd W 48170 Trinity Church (Trinity EPC) 9/24/2016 9/10/2016 Register
Washington Shoreline 1900 N 175th Street 98133 Aurora Community Nazarene Church 9/24/2016 9/10/2016 Register
Texas Amarillo 419 Buchanan Street 79107 Second Baptist Church 10/1/2016 9/16/2016 Register
Maryland Bel Air 2106 Churchville Road 21015 Oak Grove Baptist Church 10/1/2016 9/16/2016 Register
Texas DeSoto 1437 W. Pleasant Run Road 75115 Faith Bible Church 10/1/2016 9/16/2016 Register
Ohio Paulding 210 Dooley Drive 45879 Paulding Church of the Nazarene 10/1/2016 9/16/2016 Register
Tennessee Knoxville 138 Admiral Road 37934 Farragut Christian Church 10/1/2016 9/16/2016 Register
Arkansas Little Rock 16025 Taylor Loop Road 72223 Chenal Valley Church 10/1/2016 9/16/2016 Register
Michigan Grand Rapids 6655 Cascade Road SE 49546 Cascade Fellowship CRC 10/1/2016 9/17/2016 Register
Texas Missouri City 3900 Lexington Blvd 77459 First United Methodist Missouri City 10/1/2016 9/17/2016 Register
California Fullerton 1645 W Valencia Drive 92833 Grace Korean Church 10/1/2016 9/16/2016 Register
Minnesota Coon Rapids 10506 Hanson Blvd. NW 55434 Coon Rapids United Methodist Church 10/8/2016 9/23/2016 Register
Mississippi Pascagoula 2710 Pascagoula Street 39567 First United Methodist Church 10/8/2016 9/23/2016 Register
Idaho Meridian 3225 E Commercial Ct 83642 Life Church 10/15/2016 9/30/2016 Register
New Jersey Pompton Plains 529 Newark Pompton Tpke 07444 First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains 10/15/2016 10/1/2016 Register
Arizona Tempe 1300 S. Mill Avenue 85281 Church on Mill 10/15/2016 10/1/2016 Register
Utah Salt Lake City 2375 East 3300 South 84109 Christ United Methodist Church 10/15/2016 10/1/2016 Register
Wisconsin Brown Deer 9450 North 60th Street 53223 Trinity Community Church 10/15/2016 10/1/2016 Register
Washington Auburn 410 H St. NE 98002 Messiah Lutheran Church 10/15/2016 10/1/2016 Register
Nevada Las Vegas 8425 W. Windmill Lane 89113 Good Samaritan Church & Christian Academy 10/15/2016 10/1/2016 Register
Washington Spokane Valley 15303 E Sprague Avenue 99037 Eastpoint Church 10/15/2016 10/1/2016 Register
Connecticut Milford 1455 Naugatuck Ave. 06461 Kingdom Life Christian Church 10/15/2016 10/1/2016 Register
Ohio Cincinnati 6800 School Street 45244 Faith Christian Fellowship 10/22/2016 10/7/2016 Register
South Carolina Greenville 1500 West Parker Road 29617 Monaghan Baptist Church 10/22/2016 10/7/2016 Register
Mississippi Brandon 101 Church Road 39047 First Baptist Church of Fannin 10/22/2016 10/7/2016 Register
Tennessee Murfreesboro 2511 New Salem Highway 37128 Fellowship Untited Methodist Church 10/22/2016 10/7/2016 Register
New York Fairport 1000 Moseley Road 14450 Risen Christ Lutheran Church 10/22/2016 10/7/2016 Register
Missouri St. Louis 1951 Des Peres Road 63131 Gateway Christian Church 10/22/2016 10/7/2016 Register
Ohio Maumee 405 Sackett Street 43537 Maumee United Methodist Church 10/22/2016 10/7/2016 Register
North Carolina Winston-Salem 300 N. Cherry Street 27101 First Presbyterian Church 10/22/2016 10/8/2016 Register
Pennsylvania Levittown 401 Pinewoode Drive 19054 Restoration Church 10/22/2016 10/8/2016 Register
Iowa Bettendorf 3487 Towne Pointe Drive 52722 Bettendorf Christian Church 10/29/2016 10/14/2016 Register
Michigan Farmington Hills 25717 Power Road 48336 Farmington Hills Church of God 10/29/2016 10/14/2016 Register
Texas Midland 300 N. Main 79701 First United Methodist Church 10/29/2016 10/14/2016 Register
Oklahoma Tulsa 6727 S. Sheridan Road 74133 Fellowship Lutheran Church 10/29/2016 10/14/2016 Register
Texas Austin 2900 W. Slaughter Lane 78748 Westoak Woods Baptist Church 11/5/2016 10/21/2016 Register
Colorado Centennial 7691 S. University Blvd 80122 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 11/5/2016 10/21/2016 Register
Texas Houston 8350 Jones Toad 77065 The Foundary UMC 11/5/2016 10/21/2016 Register
Mississippi Southaven 7875 New Getwell Road 38672 Getwell Road United Methodist Church 11/5/2016 10/22/2016 Register
New York Syosset 178 Cold Spring Road 11791 Shelter Rock Church, Syosset Campus 11/5/2016 10/21/2016 Register
Texas San Antonio 19818 Us Hwy 281N 78258 Northside Church of Christ 11/5/2016 10/21/2016 Register
California Half Moon Bay 100 Stone Pine Road 94019 Mariners Church 11/5/2016 10/21/2016 Register
Maryland White Plains 4915 Crain Highway 20695 South Potomac Church 11/5/2016 10/21/2016 Register
Alabama Pinson 7476 Clayton Road 35126 North Clay Baptist Church 11/5/2016 10/22/2016 Register
Kansas Wichita 12111 E 13th Street N 67206 Woodridge Christian Church 11/5/2016 10/22/2016 Register
Florida Miami 951 NW 136 St 33168 Northwest Baptist Church 11/12/16/ 10/29/2016 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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