Topic - Children's Ministry Leadership

Cultural Discernment

date: Mar 10, 2011 | speaker: Albert Mohler | topic: Leadership

What Would You Tell the Next Generation of Church Leaders?

date: Mar 10, 2011 | speaker: John Piper | topic: Leadership

Encouraging Your Children's Ministry Team

date: Mar 11, 2011 | speaker: Bud Burk | topic: Staff Management

For those of us in leadership, are we more obvious in our desire to get ministry right in terms of philosophy, theology, practical application, and a general order of things as compared to our obvious and believable love for people? We desperately need both, but where do we tend to land? This seminar is intended to do two things. First, it is intended to delight our hearts in the Gospel reality of God’s rich mercy and great love upon His own children. In sum: Be glad, God loves you in Jesus’ name! Secondly, it is intended to cultivate love for the people we serve with. It is intended to strengthen our longing to be with them, and to encourage them and to do so in practical ways. In sum: Love others!

Prayer: Utter Dependence on God

date: Mar 12, 2011 | speaker: Bud Burk | topic: Leadership

We can do so much in our lives and ministry without God, can’t we? Don’t we? How long would it take us to notice if the Spirit has left us on our own? Has He? We are utterly dependent upon God in every circumstance, in every relationship, and in all ministries for all good and for the ability to honor His great name in them. There is a necessary connection between our felt dependency upon God and our pursuit of God in prayer. This bleeds over into our ministries. We are either modeling before people (children and adults) how to serve without God, or with Him. This seminar is intended to cultivate your thirst for a felt dependency upon God, and to express that thirst in prayer as you meditate upon Scripture. It is also intended to cultivate creative thought in how to lead your ministry teams and children/youth in prayer in the context of the ministry program, as you corporately meditate upon Scripture. This seminar is about seeking God with all of our hearts, through prayer.

Protecting Your Church From Predators

date: Mar 11, 2011 | speaker: Deepak Reju | topic: Staff Management

Have you thought about how to protect your church from sexual predators? In this seminar, we will consider ways in which you can protect the children entrusted to your care. We’ll consider the common techniques of predators, and we’ll try to give you practical ways to adjust your policies and programs to fight against this problem.

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

date: Mar 11, 2011 | speaker: Gil McConnell | topic: Staff Management

How can you turn recruiting from headache to joy? How can you see greater retention of current volunteers from year to year? What does the Bible have to say about recruiting? This workshop will seek to answer these questions and more for leaders in children’s ministry and beyond. We will look at a number of time-tested and biblical lessons learned for recruiting and retaining volunteers.

How to Share and Spread the Vision

date: Mar 11, 2011 | speaker: Ian & Nina Fry | topic: Implementing the Vision

As a follow-up to the seminar, The Importance of Sharing and Spreading the Vision, this session provide practical tips and suggestions for implementing the vision. Issues such as removing blocks to the vision, maintaining the vision, and ensuring the curriculum is not the focus of the ministry will all be explored.

Mobilizing Men for Children's Ministry

date: May 01, 2009 | speaker: David Michael | topic: Leadership

How can we motivate men to be involved in a ministry role that can be perceived as a ministry better suited for women? This seminar will consider why the role of men in children’s ministry is crucial to the strength and effectiveness of that ministry, and explore strategies for mobilizing and equipping men for effective ministry with children and youth.

Shepherding Leaders Well

date: May 01, 2009 | speaker: Gil McConnell | topic: Leadership

Would you like to be settled and satisfied in God as you encourage and equip your team of leaders? Would you like to make the best use of your gifts and even your goof-ups, while navigating through anxiety and affliction? Come, be refreshed and strengthened with Gospel hope for the ministry to which God has called you.

Mentoring Teachers

date: May 01, 2009 | speaker: Connie Oman | topic: Leadership

How do you encourage new teachers and help them grow into mature teachers who effectively impart spiritual truth to children and youth? This seminar equips you to come alongside your new teachers with training and encouragement to help them grow in their teaching effectiveness. Instruction will be given on how to do teacher observations to provide helpful teacher feedback.

The Centrality of God in the Children's Ministry Leaders

date: May 01, 2009 | speaker: Sally Michael | topic: Leadership

This seminar will both explore the effect of our influence on others and challenge us to “guard our hearts and minds” so that we are authentic examples to the next generation.

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers: Choosers Can't Be Beggars

date: Apr 27, 2007 | speaker: Craig & Kathy Sturm | topic: Staff Management

How can you turn recruiting from headache into joy? How can you have greater retention of volunteers from year to year? We will take a look at a number of "keys" for recruiting and retaining volunteers that are time-tested and biblical.

Vision-Driven Children's Ministry Leadership

date: Apr 27, 2007 | speaker: Craig Sturm | topic: Leadership

This workshop is designed to help leaders in children's ministry think through how to lead with vision and not just be driven by the tyranny of the urgent or the expediency of the activities.

Partnering with Parents

date: Apr 27, 2007 | speaker: David Michael | topic: Partnering with Parents

What does it mean to partner with parents as we minister to children and youth? This seminar describes a model for partnering with parents that recognizes the parents' God-given responsibility, and the unique position of the church in equipping and resourcing parents.

A Vision for God-Centered Worship in the Next Generation

date: Mar 10, 2011 | speaker: David & Sally Michael | topic: Foundations for Ministry

A Vision for God-Centered Worship in the Next Generation explores the difference that intentional vision has on ministry as well as the definition of and biblical basis for “God-centeredness.”

Encouraging Your Teams

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Aaron Davitch | topic: Staff Management

Teaching Children to Know and Love God by Knowing and Loving Theology

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Bruce Ware | topic: Partnering with Parents

The Generations in the Worship Service

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Bud Burk | topic: Partnering with Parents

Involving Parents in the Classroom

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Connie Oman | topic: Partnering with Parents

Recruiting and Training Volunteers

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Connie Oman | topic: Staff Management

Linking Church and Home for Discipleship

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: David Michael | topic: Partnering with Parents

The Importance of Sharing and Spreading the Vision

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Ian & Nina Fry | topic: Implementing the Vision

The Realities of Ministering to Youth and Children

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Ian Fry | topic: Leadership

Preparing Children for Marriage

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Josh Mulvihill | topic: Partnering with Parents

Preparing Youth for Marriage

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Josh Mulvihill | topic: Partnering with Parents

Holiness is for Hard Times: How the Holiness of Christ Sustains Children and Youth Workers over the Long Haul

date: May 03, 2013 | speaker: Kempton Turner | topic: Staff Management

Part 1: A Vision for the Glory of God and the Joy of the Next Generation

date: May 02, 2013 | speaker: David & Sally Michael | topic: Foundations for Ministry

Part 2: Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God

date: May 02, 2013 | speaker: David & Sally Michael | topic: Foundations for Ministry

Part 3: A Vision for Encouraging Faith in the Next Generation

date: May 02, 2013 | speaker: David & Sally Michael | topic: Foundations for Ministry

A Vision for Biblical Literacy in the Next Generation

date: Mar 10, 2011 | speaker: David & Sally Michael | topic: Foundations for Ministry

A Vision for Biblical Literacy in the Next Generation examines the place that the Bible has in children’s ministry and outlines the essential pieces of a ministry that teaches children the whole counsel of God. (Jill Nelson joins David & Sally in this talk.)

A Vision for Encouraging Faith in the Next Generation

date: Mar 10, 2011 | speaker: David & Sally Michael | topic: Foundations for Ministry

A Vision for Encouraging Faith in the Next Generation emphasizes the urgent call to teachers and parents to encourage faith in the next generation, through biblical teaching of the word, recognizing that faith is a work of God in the heart.