I'm Only Going to Say This Once Student Leaders Chris Cormie
How to communicate in such a way that people will listen. Getting the attention of children and teen-agers isn't always easy but this session will give you some tips and tools to effectively engage your listeners through story telling.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect Personal Development Greg Wood
If you want to succeed, you must learn to connect with other people. If you can connect with others – one-on-one, or in groups – your sense of community improves, your ability to create teamwork increases and your influence skyrockets. Connectors have better relationships, experience less conflict, and accomplish more than non-connectors.
The Bible Comes Alive! Storytelling for Preschoolers Preschool Focus Bev Olfert
What if telling the Bible story could capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers? What if those little ones saw Jesus as the hero, not only of the Bible, but of their stories, too? What if the stories we told weren’t just good advice; they were Good News for all people – even for three year olds! Join us as we learn how to take a Bible story from boring to amazing, what difference a Bible story makes to preschoolers, creative ways to make the lesson your own and tips and tricks on keeping kids attention.
Small Church Sunday School: Intentions, Reality and God’s vision Small Church Focus Lisa Schau
I’ve learned many things over the last 6 years of leading a large Sunday School program in a small church. Using my personal experiences as a springboard, my hope is to provide other small-church Sunday School volunteers with opportunity to discuss the purpose, value and some of the nitty gritty details of running a God-honouring program. If you find yourself asking what the point of Sunday School even is, you are not alone. Let’s talk about it.
Disability Ministry 101 Special Needs Focus Michelle MacGibbon and Shellie Power
Are you interested in helping your church begin or develop a disability ministry? Are you wanting to be more intentional about including children with disabilities within your existing programs? Many people want to do more, but are often intimidated by “how”. This workshop is geared towards helping children’s ministry leaders discover doable first steps. We will explore helpful resources and tips from someone who transitioned into disability ministry from youth ministry.
Creating Environments Where Every Child Can Succeed Big Picture Focus Lorraine Kehler Lorraine will provide opportunities to share, learn and support each other through the challenge of managing behaviour, motivating learners and working at creating meaningful connections with the children that come across your path in Children’s Ministry. Developing a classroom that encourages Christ-like character, a sense of safety and belonging are crucial foundations to bring God’s Word and truths to the hearts of the children you work with each week.
That's Why: Building an Effective Child Protection Plan Big Picture Focus
Kirsten Kroeker & Shawna Lavender
Every church needs a child protection plan - but not just for insurance purposes or to protect from legal action. In this session, we will delve into what is a child protection plan, why it's important, where to start if you don't have one, differentiating between essential and optional practices and practical implementation tips.