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Kids Ministry Conference

February 1, 2020@9:00 am-2:30 pm


February 1, 2020
9:00 am-2:30 pm


Bethel Baptist Church
4261 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043 United States
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(410) 465-5690
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This conference will give you the essential guidelines for developing your kids/youth ministry. This free conference will feature:

  • A Keynote Address by Jana Magruder, Director of LifeWay kids
  • An Afternoon Lunch
  • 8 Breakout Sessions Options (You choose 3)

Growing in God’s Word: A Wise Discipleship Plan for Every Age
Quality discipleship doesn’t happen by accident. In fact, your number one goal as a leader in preschool, children’s, or preteen ministry (and beyond) should be to make certain that the Bible is being taught in an age-appropriate way during each year of a child’s life. This breakout will equip you to develop a discipleship plan that can apply to any ministry context and any curriculum; a plan that will extend beyond Sunday and into at-home discipleship.
Jana Magruder, Director – Lifeway Kids

 The Benefits and Opportunities of Multiage Grouping
Not enough workers? Not enough space? Some age groups with only 1 or 2 children? Want to try something new?  Let’s explore some benefits and ideas for successful mixed age grouping in VBS, Sunday School, Missions groups or other children’s ministry activities.
Margaret Shifflett, Emmanuel Baptist Church

Make It Personal
Jesus modeled how to be personally engaging when he encountered Zacchaeus.   When we see kids the way Jesus does, we give them hope and purpose. Come learn the five questions to ask to make it personal.
Susan Kitchin, Renovate Life Church

Good News – Great Joy
Have you ever wanted a practical, efficient, and timely way to share the Good News of Jesus to anyone at any time?  Come learn some effective skills for sharing the Gospel with anyone.
Connie Zinn, Bethel Baptist Church

How to Build a Youth Ministry from Scratch
Learn how to build a foundation for a youth ministry that has momentum, numerical growth, and is Gospel-centered.
Kyle Engle, Olney Baptist Church

Everyone is Special (Special Needs)
Do’s and Don’ts for churches encountering differently abled children presents challenges in any ministry.  This session will help you learn to adjust your program for inclusion.
Pam Jensen, First Baptist Church – Upper Marlboro

Community Link
Are children’s programs the weakest link in your church? We can strengthen this link. This breakout will discuss how we link children in our community to the church.
Colleen Collins, Faith Baptist Church – Glen Burnie

The “Foundation” of VBS 2020
The 2020 Lifeway VBS Theme is Concrete & Cranes.  This will be an overview of all ages that focuses on Jesus as our strong foundation.
Keith Benning, Severna Park Baptist Church

Jana Magruder serves as the Director of LifeWay Kids. She is a Baylor graduate and offers a wealth of experience and passion for kids ministry, education, and publishing. She is the author of Nothing Less: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith, Kids Ministry that Nourishes: Three Essential Nutrients of a Healthy Kids Ministry, and Life Verse Creative Journal, which she co-authored with her teenage daughter. She and her husband, Michael, along with their three children reside in Nashville.

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