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Frequently Asked Questions


Who should attend Children Desiring God National Conference?

We provide encouragement, refreshment and training for everyone from those who care for the littlest ones in the nursery, to those who make critical decisions about the vision and direction of their ministry program. We welcome pastors, church leaders, children's ministry staff, youth ministry workers, college and seminary students, teachers, small group leaders, volunteers and parents! The conference is designed for everyone who is passionate about God-centered ministry to infants, children and youth.

How do I register online?
  1. Begin registration
  2. Log in to your existing Children Desiring God account or create a new account.
  3. Enter your organization name (or use your last name) and edit any other fields. (You will be able to enter your billing address later in the registration process.) Click "Continue".
  4. Add Attendee information for the first attendee. Please make sure you are adding the correct email for each attendee, this is critical for them to register for their seminars. Click "Continue".
  5. If you are registering for multiple attendees, click “Add Another Attendee” and repeat Step 4. The group rate will be applied automatically after five or more attendees have been added.
  6. Once all attendees have been added, review the information and edit if needed. Click "Checkout".
  7. Enter your payment information and click "Continue". All major credit and debit cards are accepted.
  8. Your billing address must match the address on your credit card account. Click "Continue" to use your account address, or enter a new billing address and then click "Continue".
  9. Confirm all your details (or edit if needed) and click "Purchase Registration".
  10. Print your receipt and log out.
  11. Each attendee you registered will receive a confirmation email for their registration along with instructions on selecting the seminars they want to attend. Seminars must be selected by March 31 and some may fill up.

Note: Registration details and your receipt can also be found in your account. Just log in at any time and select “National Conference 2016” from the left-hand menu to view this information. From this menu, you can also select seminars for yourself or for members of your group, edit attendee information or transfer your registration to another individual.

What do I need to register a group?

The name, individual e-mail address and phone number for each attendee is required. It is also helpful if you know their role in ministry (pastor, teacher, etc.), if they will need Spanish translation, if they are a full time college or seminary student and if this is their first Children Desiring God conference. An email confirmation will be sent to each attendee with crucial information on how they will reserve their seminar selections prior to the conference.

What if I need to pay by check? Can I do that?

Yes, please call 1.877.400.1414 and our customer service team will gladly help you with this process.

If I am already registered, what do I need in order to select my seminars?
  1. Your confirmation number which can be found in each attendee’s confirmation email and on your receipt.
  2. Your last name.
  3. Sign-in to make you selections.
Do I need to register my seminars in advance and how is that done?

You must pre-register your seminar selections. Some seminars may fill up, so sign up early to reserve your space! Seminars selections will close March 31. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your seminar selection page. If you registered with a group, each member of your group will also receive a personalized confirmation email (if you provided their correct email address during the "Add Attendee" part of the registration process). You can also select your seminars by using your confirmation number.

Conference Details

Where is the conference being held?

We are excited to hold our first conference in the Indianapolis area. Our beautiful venue for the 2016 conference is College Park Church in Carmel, Indiana. Get directions

Will there be live translation?

Yes, we will be offering Spanish translation for the plenary sessions and for select seminars. Please indicate your need for translation during the registration process.

Habrá interpretación simultánea al español disponible. Por favor elija español cuando se registre para la conferencia. Vea los talleres disponibles en español.

Will childcare be available? Can I bring my infant?

No, childcare will not be provided. The conference is a wonderful time to step away from ministry and to be refreshed and renewed. As much as we love children, they can cause distraction in this setting. For that reason, children are not allowed at the conference.

We do welcome mothers with nursing infants. However, we ask these mothers to be respectful of other conference attendees. Should your baby become fussy or disruptive, please step out of the seminar room. A nursing mothers room will be available.

What is the curriculum display?

The curriculum display provides an excellent opportunity to talk with experienced teachers, view curriculum and visual samples, and learn more about our resources. Come prepared to learn how to enhance your classroom environment, find out what curriculum would best fit your church, and gain first-hand knowledge about curriculum themes and lessons.

Will you have curriculum for sale at the conference?

We are so glad you are interested in Children Desiring God curriculum. While we will have all of our books and Fighter Verses resources available in the conference bookstore, it is easier for us and you to ship curriculum directly to you rather than bring it to the conference. You are invited to browse our entire line of curriculum in the curriculum display and talk about them with seasoned teachers.

Our customer service team will be on hand to answer all of your curriculum and ordering questions and assist you in placing an order at the conference. All curriculum orders at the conference will receive a special discount!

Will there be luggage storage available at the conference venue?

Yes, luggage storage will be available to make your arrival and departure easier.

Are there restaurants in the vicinity?

Yes, you can find lists of area restaurants at the Visit INDY Guide. College Park Church is in the Carmel area of Indianapolis.