Equip Your Children’s Ministry Leaders Each Spring!
Do you minister to children and are ready to be encouraged, equipped, and connected with children’s leaders from across the state? Would you like to learn how to reach and teach the children in your ministry? Are you eager to find training for Vacation Bible School? Would you like the chance to receive resources for free? The SBCV Kids Ministry Conference has all this and more. This FREE, inspiration conference has 2 national-level speakers, 40+ breakout sessions from state ministry leaders and is the perfect opportunity to build your networking connections. You and your teams are invited to come learn, share and reach more kids for Christ each March. Plans are underway for Kids Ministry Conference 2021!
A Free Event For:
- VBS Teams (any curriculum)
- Pastors and Staff
- Family, Children and Youth Directors
- Children’s and Youth Sunday School Teachers
- Middle and High School Students Training to Lead
- Parent and Grandparents
- Special Event Leaders
- Good News Club, and Word of Life Leaders
- Worship Rally with Kids Praise Team
- Family Night Celebration Demonstration
- 50+ Drawings for Resources, Kits and more!
- Keynote with Melita Thomas
- Lunch is free with registration by February 28th
- Networking with ministry leaders
- Free ministry resources and literature
Swift Creek Baptist Church
Midlothian, VA 23112
March 7, 2020 | 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
North Roanoke Baptist Church
Roanoke, VA 24019
March 14, 2020 | 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
VBS & Kids Ministry Specialist | LifeWay Kids
Melita Thomas serves as LifeWay’s VBS and Kids Ministry Specialist. For the past 14 years she has also been an editor of LifeWay’s VBS resources. Melita holds a masters degree in Childhood Ministry from Dallas Baptist University. A passionate advocate for kids ministry in the local church, Melita enjoys teaching kindergartners and preteens at Nashville First Baptist Church.
Content Editor, Kids Publishing Team | LifeWay Kids
Kayla Stevens is the Content Editor for LifeWay Kids Discipleship. She is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and William Carey University. Kayla lives in Nashville, Tennessee and has served in Kids ministry for over 10 years.
Breakout Notes And Presentations
Meet Gen Z
Current children and teens are Gen Z. While we want to reach and encourage this generation, it is easy for us to be ineffective in our communication and teaching. Our goal is to see them led to Christ and grow in Him while connecting with the local church. How do we connect and understand Gen Z? Come to this session to learn about this pivotal generation and how to reach them with Truth.
Powerful Prayers of Little Giants
Our kids are growing up in a culture where they are surrounded by secular worldview and voices from every direction speaking into their lives. As children’s leaders it is essential we lead our kids to help them develop a lifestyle of praying about everything. This workshop has two related goals: to provide children prayer tools to stand strong in their faith and develop kids who understand why prayer is essential in Jesus being their best friend.
Starting a Special Needs Ministry
God has called you to start a ministry for individuals with special needs. Now you are thinking, “Where do I even start? What do I do? How do I do this?” To get specific information, tools, and tips, join us to learn how to lay the groundwork for a successful start to running a special needs ministry. Remember – Jesus said, “Let all the children come to me.”
The Fruit of Faith
Teaching children how to set up lines of communication with their God.
Equipping your Parents/Grandparents to Combat Culture
Do you feel like it’s impossible to know all the trends and dangers that arise for kids today? Axis is a resource that allows you to get weekly updates, teaching material, and parent guides which equip the family to address the ever-changing cultural landscape. Let’s be proactive in helping families disciple their children.
Free LifeWay Training Videos
Did you know that LifeWay provides free training videos for their curriculum? Check out the resources for this year’s VBS theme: Concrete and Cranes!