Student-Leadership: I Successfully Avoided "Big" Church, Now What? Student Leaders
This session will explain expectations for teen-agers who want to help in Children's Ministry. It is more than a Sunday morning responsibility. Dealing primarily with defining what a Student-Leader IS as well as what he/she DOES.
Holding Space for Pain and Discomfort in an Uncertain World Family Ministry Focus Carolyn Klassen
We are aware of a growing epidemic of anxiety in our culture affecting all of us, including children. This workshop will look at how we can help ourselves and the children we come in contact with to be fully present with uncomfortable feelings in ways that prepare us to deal with the inevitable adversity of life.
Tools for Inclusion Special Needs Focus Shellie Power
This workshop is geared for anyone who wants to stock their supply cupboard with practical, easy to use/understand tools for supporting children and youth who struggle with attention, interpreting sensory input, and reading and writing. Join us for a ‘show and tell’ and ‘make and take’ that will help you understand supports that you can put into place to help all children experience the full life of your church.
Best Practices for Engaging Your Middle School Students Tween Focus Kent Martens
Tweens and Middle School students are complex, fun and deeply loved by God. In this interactive session, we will explore how we can keep growing in effective ministry with this challenging and important age group. Our conversation will highlight some helpful practices we can use the next week.
Tools for Effectively Leading Kids. Small Group Leaders Cathy Dyck
Week after week you spend time with kids, kids that are part of your life not by accident but by God’s design. You want the investment you are making to make a difference. The key to making a positive impact is in the relationship you develop with them. This breakout will equip you with practical tools that will help you know how to get and stay close to the kids you care about. Your kids will experience you as someone who truly cares and reflects God’s heart to them.
Parables and Promises –Reaching Kids Through the Power of Story Elementary Focus Bruce Stacey
Bruce Stacey has dedicated decades to sharing God’s love with kids through original stories and music. From the award-winning Kingdom Adventure and God Rocks! broadcast series to innovative media projects that have reached millions internationally, his passion has been to follow Jesus teaching model, sharing about the Kingdom of God through story. Discover how combining scripture and imagination can bring God’s Word alive and revolutionize prayer time for you and your kids. Join an interactive dialogue on effective methods and means to communicate truth to kids in a world of short-attention spans, multiple screens, Netflix, social media and the internet.