A free event featuring guest speakers from Lifeway and across Virginia. Choose from over 40 breakouts to train your preschool and children’s leadership teams.

Choose from two locations

March 4, 2023
March 4, 2023

Swift Creek Baptist Church, Midlothian • 8:45AM - 3:30PM

March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023

Fellowship Community Church, Salem • 8:45AM - 3:30PM

A free event for:

  • VBS Teams (any curriculum)
  • Pastors and Staff
  • Family and Children Directors
  • Preschool and Children’s Sunday School Teachers
  • Middle and High School Students Training to Lead
  • Parents and Grandparents
  • Special Event Leaders
  • Awana, Good News Club, and Word of Life Leaders

KMC is free and includes:

  • Worship Rally with Kids Praise Team
  • Family Night Celebration Demonstration
  • 60+ Drawings for Resources, Kits and more!
  • Keynote Address
  • Lunch is free with registration by February 28th
  • Networking with ministry leaders
  • Free ministry resources and literature

Including breakouts in subjects such as:

  • Safety and security
  • Sharing the Gospel with children
  • Teaching tips and techniques
  • Intergenerational connections
  • Special needs ministry
  • Ministering in small churches
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • VBS training…and so much more!

Select from three tracks

1.

Children’s Ministry

2.

Vacation Bible School

Using Lifeway’s Twists and Turns VBS

3.

Spanish

Free ministry resources and literature, plus over 60 children’s ministry door prizes! Free lunch with early registration!

Special Guests

Midlothian Speaker

Chuck PetersChuck Peters
Director of Lifeway Kids

Chuck Peters is Director of Lifeway Kids. A graduate of Columbia Bible College, Chuck, and his wife, Cris, have served in Student and Children’s Ministry for many years in New Jersey, California, Florida and Tennessee. Before his role at Lifeway, Chuck had a prolific career in television and video production. He is a 3-time Emmy Award Winning producer, director, writer and on-screen talent. Chuck is driven to equip and inspire ministry leaders.

Midlothian Speaker

Landry HolmesLandry Holmes
Manager for Lifeway Kids Ministry Publishing

Landry Holmes is the Manager of Lifeway Kids Ministry Publishing. A graduate of Howard Payne University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Landry served on church staffs before joining Lifeway Kids. He is a church leader, writer, workshop facilitator, and publisher.  Landry also teaches children at his church in Middle Tennessee. He and his wife Janetta are the parents of two adult sons and two daughters-in-law, and the grandparents of four grandchildren.

Salem Speaker

Bethany PhillipsBethany Phillips
Lifeway Content Editor

Bethany Phillips is a content editor for Lifeway VBS. She has worked with all ages at her local church but has a special place in her heart for preschoolers, which is her most recent avenue of service. Bethany lives in Nashville with her husband Josh.

Salem Speaker

Bekah StonekingBekah Stoneking
Content Editor, Kids Publishing Team, Lifeway Kids

Bekah Stoneking is a research specialist and content editor for Explore the Bible: Kids at Lifeway Christian Resources. She teaches kids Sunday School at Church at Avenue South in Nashville.

Conference Schedule

8:15 AM • Registration / Register for Door Prizes

8:45 AM • Preview of Family Night Celebration

9:00 AM • Worship Rally and Opening Session

9:15 AM • Breakout Session 1

10:20 AM • Breakout Session 2

11:20 AM • Break

11:30 AM • Breakout Session 3

12:30 PM • Lunch, Door Prizes, and Keynote

1:30 PM • Breakout Session 4

2:30 PM • Breakout Session 5

3:30 PM • Conference Ends

Registration opens early January 2023!

Contact Our Team

Cindy MiddaughCindy Middaugh

Children’s Ministry Strategist

CONTACT CINDY

Allison Hagenseker

Ministry Assistant for Evangelism and Strategic Initiatives

CONTACT ALLISON