Why do we do what we do? Getting it right: child safety, foundations of leadership and help for first-time children's ministry leaders.
Creating Environments Where Every Child Can Succeed 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 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.
From Panic to Peace: Finding Curriculums That Work Kirsten Kroeker
Are you spending your evenings on Pinterest, searching for inspiration for this week’s Sunday School lesson? Are you scrambling for last-minute ideas and weekly Dollarama shopping trips to find a Daniel-focused craft? You want lesson plans, but everything is too expensive, too restrictive or you don’t even know where to start? In this breakout we will unpack the strategy behind lesson planning, breaking down the different types of curriculums to find the one that fits for you, showcasing several free and paid options and discussing the benefits and drawbacks of creating your own.
Best Practices for Engaging Your Middle School Students 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.
Small Church Sunday School: Intentions, Reality and God’s vision 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.
Tools for Effectively Leading Kids. 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.