if you’ve been in ministry for even just 5 years, that adds up to 1,825 days. how many of those days have been spent on going through curriculum? volunteer training? vbs planning? shopping for crafts or object lesson supplies? haven’t we all been there. the math only goes higher the more years you have been in ministry. (don’t do the math, it only make syou feel old. 😉 )
here’s another question. how many of those days have been spent on investing in YOU as the leader? as the one who is championing the discipleship of kids and families in your church community?
because in the scope of 1,825 days (or however many days are under your belt), 3 days is worth it.
these 3 days could mean you return home for the next 365 with a renewed vision for discipleship, a firm confidence in your calling, and new skills and tools that will help you push past the roadblocks in your way. these 3 days could mean you return home with a bunch of new friends who know exactly what it’s like to be in your shoes… friends who will be there to share ideas, hear you out, call you out, and encourage you in your leadership.
that’s what could happen if you join me at #CPC18 in Orlando on january 16-18. the children’s pastors conference is a national event for anyone who serves in children’s and family ministry. this year, the theme is “made for this”. speakers like louie giglio, lisa harper, john ortberg, christine yount jones, beth guckenberger and more will be guiding us deep into psalm 139… a common passage that we often fail to believe the truths of for ourselves.
not only will you experience inspiring general sessions and dynamic worship, but you’re going to have over 130 breakouts to choose from! i’m excited to share that i will be presenting the following breakouts at CPC18 with my dear friend christine yount jones.
Branding a Christ-Centered KidMin Why does your children’s ministry exist? If everyone on your team isn’t sure, it’s time for a new direction. In this session, we will look at ministry’s unique strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, in making Jesus the center of all you do. We will dream and develop a unique signature for your ministry and help you strategically brand, filter, and cast vision for your ministry. Great for your entire team! Speaker: Christine Yount Jones and Danielle Bell Category: Leadership
The Gospel in Every Spiritual Marker There are many spiritual markers that dot the timeline during the 18 years a child is in the family’s immediate care. Let’s discover how to be intentional about applying a Gospel-centered approach during special times from birth to high school graduation. Speaker: Christine Yount Jones and Danielle Bell Category: Spiritual Formation
in addition, you have the opportunity to get free coaching, and you have access to an incredible resource center (it’s like a giant candy store for children’s ministry leaders).
the future of your ministry is worth 3 days. i hope to see you there! Learn more here.
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“Giant candy store” 😛 😛 😛 That’s a hilarious description. I am stoked for the rejuvenation part of this conference along with the connecting with other KidMin leaders–are you are part of the En-Courage group of women in ministry that Michayla and Shelley Henning are over? I see that you and I are on a “What’s next in KidMin” panel and I look forward to meeting you.
hi there. i am not part of the encourage group. oh yay, glad we are on the panel together. so looking forward to getting to know you better.