Our world isn’t getting any more settled or easy to understand. All of us will face a variety of crisis in our lives including the children in our Sunday school classes, small groups, and other ministries. This session is designed to help children’s directors, teachers, pastors, and anyone who ministers to children and their families become better equipped to bring a Biblical perspective to coping when life is hard. Taught by Roxie Garner, Atlantic Baptist Association Discipleship Director and Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry, Atlantic Missionary Baptist Church.
2. Teaching strategies for children of all types to use in the Sunday school classroom and beyond.
This session is designed to give actual strategies that can be used with many different types of students that our churches encounter to include the autistic, dyslexic, non-reader and more. Techniques for communicating God’s love and Biblical truth to the child will be demonstrated. This session is designed to help the teacher, assistant, or children’s director/minister adapt curriculum and develop a teaching plan within your regular structure for children with special needs. The class will be taught by Jordan Carswell, special education teacher for Carteret county and Barbara Swigart who has 40 years of experience teaching students in all of the special needs areas. THIS COUNTS AS TWO SESSIONS.
3. Taking Children’s Ministry Down the Street & Around the World.
Another breakout back by popular demand of our attendees in past years. This session is designed for those interested in taking the message of the Gospel and ministry to children outside the church walls. Learn how to prepare for Backyard Bible Clubs, Community VBS, and short term missions within the US and abroad. Learn step by step how to carry the Good News to children around the corner and around the world. Led by Kim Jones, Director of Children’s Ministries at Cape Carteret Baptist Church. Kim has many years of experience leading children’s ministries here at home and on the international mission field.
4. Building a New Outreach to the Unchurched Child & Family through Summer Day Camp.
Maybe your church only has a few children or perhaps it is filled with children & families who make church a regular part of life…the question is how do you reach the unchurched child and his/her family. Where do you start? With a vision for the lost in your community and in particular children who have no church access. That’s just what one church in our Association did this past summer and they saw God do some pretty amazing things. Come learn how to reach YOUR community and its children through summer day camp. Led by First Baptist Beaufort. Children’s Outreach Team.
5. Building Your Church’s Family Ministry
Maybe you have a thriving children’s ministry or you are just starting up…one thing we know for sure…children’s ministry isn’t just about the children. It’s about the family as a whole whether that is a traditional nuclear family with a mom, dad, and children or whether that is a grandparent or other caregiver caring for the children who come through our doors. How exactly do we care for the family as a whole? This session is designed to help you minister to not only the children, but their families. Taught by Mark Young, Family Life Minister, First Baptist Church Jacksonville, NC.
6. Structuring Children’s Ministry for Growth