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Children’s Ministry Mini-Conference

Thursday, July 19, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Meeting Room 6

Children’s Ministries is hosting our second Children’s Ministry Mini-Conference here at the International Assembly. If you are a pastor, children’s ministry leader or volunteer, Sunday school teacher, family ministry director, or a concerned parent join us for a time of fellowship, instruction, interaction, and resource giveaways.

The guest presenter for our DLIK mini-conference will be Annette Safstrom. Annette graduated from Bible college in 1991 with a certification in children’s ministry. Since then she has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, and a Master’s from SMU. She has served as the director for a rapidly growing children’s ministry, and has been a member of the Ministry Architects, a church consulting team, since January of 2012.

In January 2018 Annette coauthored the book Sustainable Children’s Ministry with Mark Devries. The book was written to help children’s ministry leaders not just “hang in” and “hold tight” but develop children’s ministry that could be sustained. During our DLIK mini-conference Annette will share her own story and ministry experiences. And she will help you learn how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself. The goal or this DLIK mini-conference is to help you build a ministry foundation that will still be standing long after you are gone.

2018 Assembly for Children
Thursday, July 19 – 21, 2018

Morning Ministry
Thursday – Saturday
9:30 AM – 12:00 noon
Ages 4 – 12

Evening Ministry
Thursday and Friday
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Ages 6 – 12

For more information, click here.

CM Leadership Luncheon

Friday, July 20, 12:30 p.m.–3:00 PM; Marriott Tennessee River Room
National, regional and state children’s ministry directors—join our international office team for fun, fellowship, and food. Let’s discover how we can develop leaders who will impact kids eternally.

NOTE: This is an invitation only event.

Children’s Ministries Resource Table

Take time to visit the Children’s Ministries Resource table in the main corridor of the convention center. Our children’s ministry resource coordinator, Kim Batson and a team of children’s ministry volunteers, will be glad to talk with you about the newest and best children’s ministry resources as well as training opportunities that are available to you.