Kids Ministry Conference Highlights 2023 | SBCV
Kids Ministry Conference Highlights 2023 | SBCV

In March of 2023, over 800 children’s ministry leaders and volunteers attended Kids Ministry Conference, a free event featuring guest speakers from Lifeway and across Virginia.

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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

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Kids Ministry Conference 2023 - Salem

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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
    Live text translation available in multiple languages for main sessions. Please bring your personal electronic device to use this tool.
  • 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!

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

Special Guests

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.

Event Contact

Cindy MiddaughCindy Middaugh

Children’s Ministry Strategist