Midlothian Breakouts

Children's Ministry Breakouts
2022, Kids, Technology and Jesus
Breakout Speaker: Lynn Wampler

How does all this go together? Does it? Our kids today are faced with so much and are learning at a much different pace and rhythm than ever before. How do we as a church address this in our time with the boys and girls? Let’s discuss & pray about this together.

Applying God’s Word to God’s World
Breakout Speaker: Bekah Stoneking

Helping kids as they grow as knowers and doers of God’s Word.

Bible Skills for Kids
Breakout Speaker: Bekah Stoneking

Building biblical literacy among elementary-aged children.

Bridging Children’s & Student Ministries
Breakout Speaker: Garrett Oppel

We’re stronger together than we are apart. Learn practical ways you can partner with your Student Ministry and help your kids better transition into youth ministry.

Does Your Teaching Connect? (Preschool)
Breakout Speaker: Kayla Stevens

Spiritual development can start even with the youngest of preschoolers. Help kids in your class grow in Biblical knowledge, skills, and application in age-appropriate ways. We’ll discuss how preschoolers learn as they grow and share some fun ways to teach these eager learners.

Engage, Explore, Equip
Breakout Speaker: Bekah Stoneking

Active learning and creative teaching techniques to engage the whole child with the whole Bible.

Engaging Students
Breakout Speaker: Kristin Patrick

Connecting with students is vital in helping to lead them in their faith journey. Find out some engaging tips and creative ways to reach the next generation.

Evangelistic Outreach for Kids
Breakout Speakers: Kevin Gregory

Discover opportunities to bring children (and their parents) into your church to have fun and hear the Gospel message. You will learn about how Word of Life offers various evangelistic events and follow-up resources for your children’s ministry.

FasCar and “Slopstacle”
Breakout Speaker: Kevin Gregory

Looking for a fun family day to bring your church together and invite the community to hear the Gospel? FasCar provides all the equipment to have an electronically timed race with hot wheel cars for all ages. Come and see the track, race the cars, and hear the real reason for the event which is sharing the Gospel. A demonstration of a wacky obstacle course, “Slopstacle” is also included!

How to Recruit, Retain, and Create a Healthy Leadership Pipeline   
Breakout Speaker: Drew Provence

Recruiting quality volunteers is essential in offering a successful outreach ministry. What about retaining volunteers while helping keep their passion for ministry? Or how do you create an environment where leadership transition is seamless, and the next leader is ready to step in? Join us as we walk through ways to recruit and retain key volunteers, while mentoring those future leaders along the way, creating an effective leadership pipeline!

Loving on Leaders
Breakout Speaker: Lynn Wampler

As your leaders prepare and pour into the boys and girls week after week, it is important to make sure they are appreciated and valued. Join us as we discuss some creative ways to love our leaders and make sure they are filled to overflow into the life of those they minister to.

Ministering to Children in Small Churches
Breakout Speaker: Holly Middaugh

Ministering to children in smaller church settings can be challenging. Learn practical ways to teach with fewer numbers while still experiencing greater relational opportunities.

Ministering to Kids in Crisis
Breakout Speaker: Anne Edwards

God designed His church to be His hands and feet to a hurting and needy world. What does this mean for you as a minister of the gospel? How can your children’s ministry meet the needs of children who are experiencing extremely difficult circumstances? In this breakout we will explore practical ways your church can minister to children and parents who need God’s love and comfort most.

Policies and Procedures
Breakout Speaker: Mike Summy

Policies are sort of like going to the dentist, no one likes to do it but it is something that is certainly necessary. In this workshop we will go through basic policy and procedures that every ministry should have in place.

Practical Tips to Start and Maintain a Special Needs Ministry
Breakout Speaker: Toy Hines

When God has laid on your heart to start a ministry for individuals with special needs, you may be thinking, “How?” Join us in learning specific information, tools, and tips, and how to lay the groundwork for a successful start to running a special needs ministry.

Relational Child Discipleship
Breakout Speaker: Brian Lunger

Learn key components to help you better shape and raise resilient disciples in a Post-Christian culture.

Safety and Security
Breakout Speaker: Mike Summy

The security of our children in our ministries should be a top priority. In this workshop we will go over a checklist of safeguards that every ministry should have in place to protect your children from internal and external threats.

Sharing Jesus with Children
Breakout Speaker: Cathy Noell

Communicating God’s love to children in creative, easy to understand ways. Anyone serving children in the local church wants to see them come to know Jesus as their Savior! Sometimes it seems as though they are hearing, but not understanding this life changing message we want them to know and experience. In this session we will talk about word choices and examples we use that may confuse children; learn how to re-write and share your personal story in an easy, quick, and concise way that will help children accept the good news of the gospel.

Teaching Prayer Time to Your Kids
Breakout Speaker: Ray Seto

Prayer is vital to Christian growth so children must take time to pray. If they are to pray, you and I must teach them about prayer.

The Gospel in Sunday School
Breakout Speaker: Ray Seto

How to prepare an evangelistic Bible lesson. A simple way to weave the Gospel into your Bible lesson.

The Worship Element of Music
Breakout Speaker: Paul French

In this session, we will explore how you can use music education as a discipleship tool with the children in your church. Volunteers and church staff with little or lots of music experience are welcome to attend!

The Stories We Live By: Guiding Kids to Recognize Messages of Cultural Values (Kids)
Breakout Speaker: Kayla Stevens

In a world of Alexa, Siri, and Google, kids are no longer coming to adults for answers they can discover for themselves. However, kids are looking to trusted adults to help them understand and discern the information they receive. This session will explore how to help kids interpret the stories and messages they hear, both within and outside of the church. We will walk through practical steps of how to lead kids as they engage with cultural ideologies, biblical values, and appropriate responses.

Using Science Experiments to Present the Gospel
Breakout Speaker: Brian Lunger

Learn a few fascinating science demonstrations to use while sharing the gospel in large or small group setting.

Why Teach Preschoolers
Breakout Speaker: Ashley Long

In a room full of toys with kids going a mile a minute, it is easy for your church’s Pre-School ministry to quickly turn into Childcare! While there is certainly nothing wrong with providing a safe and clean space for our little ones we want to challenge you to steward every opportunity God has given you to teach! This breakout is designed to show the need for teaching at the preschool age and even tips and insight into means and methods for teaching these little ones.

Vacation Bible School Breakouts
Backyard Kids Club
Breakout Speaker: Kayla Stevens

A preview of days one through five Bible study rotation for Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios for students in grades 1-4, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum.

VBS Bible Studies (Grades 1-4)
Breakout Speaker: Luke Long

A preview of days one through five Bible study rotation for Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios for students in grades 1-4, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum.

VBS Bible Studies (Grades 1-6)
Breakout Speaker: Luke Long

A preview of days one through five Bible study rotation for Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios for students in grades 1-6, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum.

VBS Crafts
Breakout Speaker: Holly Middaugh

A preview of the crafts rotation of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios, with connection points to assist craft leaders in reinforcing the day’s Bible truth.

VBS Decorating
Breakout Speaker: Chris Smith

A preview of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios decorating tips and ideas to transform your rooms or space to help engage students as they dig into God’s Word and help remember the day’s Bible truth.

VBS Directors
Breakout Speakers: Abbi French & Melanie Brown

Whether you are a first-time director or have served as one many times, find planning helps and resources of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios, including helpful tips for planning and organizing the VBS of your choice.

VBS Missions
Breakout Speaker: Kelly Little

A preview of the mission’s rotation of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios, with helpful tips on teaching kids to pray for missionaries and participate in hands-on mission projects.

VBS Music
Breakout Speakers: Bethany Baldwin & Noah Patrick

A preview of the music and motions of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios with tips for teaching first through sixth graders.

VBS Older Preschool
Breakout Speaker: Erin Patrick

A detailed look at preschool material of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum to make your preschoolers’ experience engaging.

VBS Recreation
Breakout Speakers: Noah Patrick & Bethany Baldwin

A preview of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios recreation rotation, explaining games, transitional activities, and more.

VBS Snacks
Breakout Speaker: Kelly Little

A preview of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios snack rotation, including theme snacks, preschool-friendly snacks, and money-saving tips.

VBS Students
Breakout Speaker: Kristin Patrick

A preview of the student resources for Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios to excite youth students and encourage them to dig deeper into God’s Word.

VBS VBX
Breakout Speaker: Susan Spaulding

A preview of the VBX resources of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios to bring Bible learning to life for students in grades five and six, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum.

VBS Younger Preschool
Breakout Speaker: Erin Patrick

A preview of the preschool resources of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios with tips to teach the youngest of our students with any curriculum.

Talleres en Español
Talleres en Español EBV
Breakout Speaker: Laura Guardia
Juega limpio. Creando una cultural saludable en tu ministerio
Breakout Speaker: Miguel Arcila

Esta sesión te ayudara a crear una cultura saludable a través de principios bíblicos, donde con tu liderazgo y ejemplo modelaras estas verdades en tu grupo para que ellos puedan tener un ambiente para crecer, un lugar al cual pertenecer y permanecer, e invitar a otros a ser parte de su comunidad.

Resonancia – Conociendo a Dios. – Creciendo en una relación real y experimental con Dios en un mundo confuso.
Breakout Speaker: Miguel Arcila

En esta sesión te ayudaremos a cómo usar al máximo tu programa o las herramientas que usas en tu ministerio con los jóvenes o niños, permitiéndote verlos crecer en una relación personal y experimental con Dios; y también en un discipulado intencional.

Mantener o Multiplicar. – Construyendo un ministerio prospero, multiplicador y de avance.
Breakout Speaker: Miguel Arcila

En esta sesión te brindaremos herramientas con una filosofía bíblica que te permita hacer de tu ministerio un lugar donde los que participen puedan vivir apasionados con la multiplicación y el avance por la causa del evangelio. 

Roanoke Breakouts

Children's Ministry Breakouts
2022, Kids, Technology and Jesus
Breakout Speaker: Lynn Wampler

How does all this go together? Does it? Our kids today are faced with so much and are learning at a much different pace and rhythm than ever before. How do we as a church address technology in our time with our boys and girls? Let’s discuss & pray about this together.

Ages and Stages: Meeting Kids Where They Are
Breakout Speaker: Jeremy Carroll

First graders through sixth graders learn and comprehend concepts differently as they grow in maturity through different ages and stages. Let’s look together at how to provide an age-suitable discipleship approach at home and at church.

Bridging Children’s & Student Ministries
Breakout Speaker: Garrett Oppel

We’re stronger together than we are apart. Learn practical ways you can partner with your Student Ministry and help your kids better transition into youth ministry.

Creative Ideas to Captivate Children
Breakout Speaker: Abbey Kilbride

Children need your help to pay attention. Learn about various techniques that you can use to not only grab children’s attention but also teach them further truth from God’s Word.

Engaging Students
Breakout Speaker: Kristin Patrick

Connecting with students is vital in helping to lead them in their faith journey. Find out some engaging tips and creative ways to reach the next generation.

Evangelistic Outreach for Kids
Breakout Speakers: Michael & Abbey Kilbride

Discover opportunities to bring children (and their parents) into your church to have fun and hear the Gospel message. You will learn about how Word of Life offers various evangelistic events and follow-up resources for your children’s ministry.

FasCar and “Slopstacle”
Breakout Speakers: Michael & Abbey Kilbride

Looking for a fun family day to bring your church together and invite the community to hear the Gospel? FasCar provides all the equipment to have an electronically timed race with hot wheel cars for all ages. Come and see the track, race the cars, and hear the real reason for the event which is sharing the Gospel. A demonstration of a wacky obstacle course, “Slopstacle” is included!

Guiding Preschool Behavior in the Church Setting
Breakout Speaker: Landry Holmes

Sometimes the preschoolers who need your love the most can be the most difficult to love because of their behavior. In this session, we will discuss why preschoolers misbehave.

Healthy Habits of Unshakeable Kids Ministry Leaders
Breakout Speaker: Jeremy Carroll

Among planning events, coordinating volunteers, evaluating curriculum, and oh yeah, don’t forget about the kids, it is easy to develop some “bad” habits in our ministries. Let’s pause, take a breath, and talk about some healthy habits kid min leaders should consider and how to implement them into the regular rhythm of life and ministry.

Let’s Build a Preschooler!
Breakout Speaker: Landry Holmes

We often want to teach in the way we like to learn best. This approach may not always meet the needs of the preschoolers we teach. This session will explore the ways God built preschoolers to learn and help us harness unique learning approaches to meet the needs of every child in the classroom.

Longevity in Your Volunteer Team
Breakout Speaker: Garrett Oppel

Creating a volunteer atmosphere that makes people want to come back.

Loving on Leaders
Breakout Speaker: Lynn Wampler

As your leaders prepare and pour into the boys and girls week after week, it is important to make sure they are appreciated and valued. Join us as we discuss some creative ways to love our leaders and make sure they are filled to overflow into the life of those they minister to.

Making Resilient Disciples
Breakout Speaker: Mark DeQuoy, Awana

In this breakout, we will share the three B’s of children’s ministry and help to make Resilient Disciples.

Ministering to Children in Small Churches
Breakout Speaker: Holly Middaugh

Ministering to children in smaller church settings can be challenging.  Learn practical ways to teach with fewer numbers while still experiencing greater relational opportunities.

Ministering to Kids in Crisis
Breakout Speaker: Anne Edwards

God designed His church to be His hands and feet to a hurting and needy world. What does this mean for you as a minister of the gospel? How can your children’s ministry meet the needs of children who are experiencing extremely difficult circumstances? In this breakout we will explore practical ways your church can minister to children and parents who need God’s love and comfort most.

Policies and Procedures
Breakout Speaker: Mike Summy

Policies are sort of like going to the dentist, no one likes to do it but it is something that is certainly necessary. In this workshop we will go through basic policy and procedures that every ministry should have in place.

Practical Tips to Start and Maintain a Special Needs Ministry
Breakout Speaker: Toy Hines

When God has laid on your heart to start a ministry for individuals with special needs, you may be thinking, “How?” Join us in learning specific information, tools, and tips, and how to lay the groundwork for a successful start to running a special needs ministry.

Preschool Ages and Stages: Teaching God’s Word at Home and Church
Breakout Speaker: Landry Holmes

Based on the principle that babies through kindergartners learn and comprehend concepts differently as they grow in maturity, we will look at how to provide an age-suitable discipleship approach at home and at church.

Reaching the Family Unit – From the Sidelines to the Sanctuary
Breakout Speaker: Jennifer McCraw, Upward Sports

Reaching the family unit is a vital strategy for local church outreach. Being a place that is welcoming tells families they are important. Through multiple ministry touchpoints that can take place during a youth sports league or camp, connections are made, and real relationships begin to form! Join leaders of Upward Sports to hear the latest trends, stories, and 5 effective ways that we see churches around the country invite families from the sidelines into their sanctuary.

Safety & Security
Breakout Speaker: Mike Summy

The security of our children in our ministries should be a top priority. In this workshop we will go over a checklist of safeguards that every ministry should have in place to protect your children from internal and external threats.

Sharing Jesus with Children
Breakout Speaker: Cathy Noell

Communicating God’s love to children in creative, easy to understand ways. Anyone serving children in the local church wants to see them come to know Jesus as their Savior! Sometimes it seems as though they are hearing, but not understanding this life changing message we want them to know and experience. In this session we will talk about word choices and examples we use that may confuse children; learn how to re-write and share your personal story in an easy, quick, and concise way that will help children accept the good news of the gospel.

Teaching Prayer Time to Your Kids
Breakout Speaker: Ray Seto

Prayer is vital to Christian growth so children must take time to pray. If they are to pray, you and I must teach them about prayer.

The Gospel in Sunday School
Breakout Speaker: Ray Seto

How to prepare an evangelistic Bible lesson. A simple way to weave the Gospel into your Bible lesson.

The Worship Element of Music
Breakout Speaker: Paul French

In this session, we will explore how you can use music education as a discipleship tool with the children in your church. Volunteers and church staff with little or lots of music experience are welcome to attend!

Why Teach Preschoolers?
Breakout Speaker: Ashley Long

In a room full of toys with kids going a mile a minute, it is easy for your church’s Pre-School ministry to quickly turn into Childcare! While there is certainly nothing wrong with providing a safe and clean space for our little ones we want to challenge you to steward every opportunity God has given you to teach! This breakout is designed to show the need for teaching at the preschool age and even tips and insight into means and methods for teaching these little ones.

Vacation Bible School Breakouts
VBS Beyond the Walls: Getting the Most from Your Backyard Kids Club
Breakout Speaker: Jeremy Carroll

Many church leaders are discovering the value of a non-traditional VBS strategy. Whether Backyard Kids Club, virtual VBS, or alternate scheduling, VBS is worth it. Let’s talk about the various ways you could adapt VBS in your community to reach kids with the gospel and get the most from your Backyard Kids Club.

VBS Bible Studies (Grades 1-4)
Breakout Speaker: Luke Long

A preview of days one through five Bible study rotation for Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios for students in grades 1-4, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum.

VBS Bible Studies (Grades 1-6)
Breakout Speaker: Luke Long

A preview of days one through five Bible study rotation for Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios for students in grades 1-6, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum.

VBS Crafts
Breakout Speaker: Holly Middaugh

A preview of the crafts rotation of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios, with connection points to assist craft leaders in reinforcing the day’s Bible truth.

VBS Decorating
Breakout Speaker: Michelle Goode

A preview of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios decorating tips and ideas to transform your rooms or space to help engage students as they dig into God’s Word and help remember the day’s Bible truth.

VBS Directors
Breakout Speakers: Abbi French & Melanie Brown

Whether you are a first-time director or have served as one many times, find planning helps and resources of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios, including helpful tips for planning and organizing the VBS of your choice.

VBS Missions
Breakout Speaker: Kelly Little

A preview of the mission’s rotation of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios, with helpful tips on teaching kids to pray for missionaries and participate in hands-on mission projects.

VBS Music
Breakout Speakers: Bethany Baldwin & Noah Patrick

A preview of the music and motions of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios with tips for teaching first through sixth graders.

VBS Older Kids Bible Study
Breakout Speaker: Luke Long

A preview of days one through five Bible study rotation for Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios for older kids, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum.

VBS Older Preschool
Breakout Speaker: Erin Patrick

A detailed look at preschool material of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios, including teaching helps for use with any curriculum to make your preschoolers’ experience engaging.

VBS Recreation
Breakout Speakers: Bethany Baldwin & Noah Patrick

A preview of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios recreation rotation, explaining games, transitional activities, and more.

VBS Snacks
Breakout Speaker: Kelly Little

A preview of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios snack rotation, including theme snacks, preschool-friendly snacks, and money-saving tips.

VBS Students
Breakout Speaker: Kristin Patrick

A preview of the student resources for Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios to excite youth students and encourage them to dig deeper into God’s Word.

VBS Younger Preschool
Breakout Speaker: Erin Patrick

A preview of the preschool resources of Lifeway’s VBS Spark Studios with tips to teach the youngest of our students with any curriculum.

Talleres en Español
Presentando las EBV 2021
Breakout Speaker: Natalia Alvarado

Resultados reales. Los frutos tangibles de realizar una EBV en nuestras Iglesias.

Aprendizaje efectivo
Breakout Speaker: Natalia Alvarado

Acomodándose a las necesidades de nuestros niños en la iglesia.

Juega limpio. Creando una cultural saludable en tu ministerio
Breakout Speaker: Miguel Arcila

Esta sesión te ayudara a crear una cultura saludable a través de principios bíblicos, donde con tu liderazgo y ejemplo modelaras estas verdades en tu grupo para que ellos puedan tener un ambiente para crecer, un lugar al cual pertenecer y permanecer, e invitar a otros a ser parte de su comunidad.

Resonancia – Conociendo a Dios. – Creciendo en una relación real y experimental con Dios en un mundo confuso.
Breakout Speaker: Miguel Arcila

En esta sesión te ayudaremos a cómo usar al máximo tu programa o las herramientas que usas en tu ministerio con los jóvenes o niños, permitiéndote verlos crecer en una relación personal y experimental con Dios; y también en un discipulado intencional. 

Mantener o Multiplicar. – Construyendo un ministerio prospero, multiplicador y de avance.
Breakout Speaker: Miguel Arcila

En esta sesión te brindaremos herramientas con una filosofía bíblica que te permita hacer de tu ministerio un lugar donde los que participen puedan vivir apasionados con la multiplicación y el avance por la causa del evangelio.

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Cindy MiddaughCindy Middaugh

Children’s Ministry Strategist

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Ministry Assistant for Ministry Resources

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