Imagine Better Sunday School for Preschool and Children

Thursday 24th January, 2013
 

This blog is about laying aside past mediocre efforts to give God our best. It is about pursuing life-change and making revolutionary adjustments to our Sunday School and small group practices. Our work with preschoolers and children deserve no less. Essential foundations for faith and ministry are laid in these important years from birth through elementary years.

In order to challenge you to give your best, I want to invite you to Imagine. First I want to invite you to imagine preschool and children's groups and leaders where children and their parents come with excitement and expectancy. What would that look like? What would happen on Sunday? What would happen through the week? What would the facilities look like? How would parents be connected and included? How would workers be trained?

The second way I want to invite you to Imagine is to attend a great conference and training event (Imagine) at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, Kentucky. The Imagine Preschool & Children’s Ministry Conference begins on Friday, February 8, 5:30 PM, and it ends on Saturday, February 9, at 1:30 PM. Check out the details:

IMAGINE

Imagine is about even more than Sunday School. Whether your congregation already has a thriving children’s ministry or is just starting out, you will find inspiration and education at the Kentucky Baptist Convention Imagine Preschool & Children’s Ministry Conference. Join leaders from every walk of children’s ministry … from pastors to parents … for a fresh, visionary look at how to minister to children. In addition to hearing great guest speakers, participants can select from a variety of breakout sessions, browse the expo, and make new vital ministry connections.

Registration

Registration is just $35 per person, $25 if you register before Feb. 6, 2013. Click here to register now!

Questions?

Call 502-489-3390 or 866-489-3575 (toll free in KY only)

Schedule

FRIDAY
5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration
6:30-8:00 p.m. Main Session
8:15-9:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
9:15-10 p.m. Come to the Expo! Vendors will have resources on display in the fellowship hall. You will have access to the products, curricula and services from conferences!
SATURDAY

8:30-10:00 a.m.

 

Main Session

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Come to the Expo!


Special Guest Presenters
  • Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, professor and author of Family Ministry Field Guide
  •  Patty Smith, author, national speaker/trainer, and former senior product developer for Group Publishing
  • Jason Byerly, Children's Ministry leader at Southland Christian Church and author of Kairos Quest for 3DM Ministries
Breakout Sessions

Each session is offered once on Friday and twice on Saturday. Just a few of the breakout sessions that will be offered:

  • Using Amazing Science Experiments to Teach God’s Word
  • Blending Church and Unchurched Kids
  • 25 Simple Ideas for Empowering Parents
  • Interactive Learning with Children
  • Revolutionary Story-telling
  • Hosting a Father/Daughter Ball
  • Story-ing the Bible for Preteens
  • Family Ministry? Where do I Begin?
  • Wednesday Night “Paloza”
  • A Preview of LifeWay’s VBS 2013 “Colossal Coaster World”
  • Managing Behavior in the Classroom
  • Mission to Ministry for Children
  • Recruiting. Investing, Training and Unleashing Volunteers
  • 10 Curriculum Ideas for Wednesday and Sunday nights
  • In Credible Preschool Ministry
  • The Amazing Bus Ride Experience
  • Protectmyministry.com
  • Drop Missions in Anywhere
  • Story-telling with Preschoolers
  • Shepherding Children
  • Parents Night Out for the Down and Out
  • Small Church Children’s Ministry
  • Project 58:10
  • Communication with Parents
  • Games that Teach
Accommodations

Check the Imagine website for a list of Bardstown and Elizabethtown area options. Click here to register now!

For more ideas about preschool and children's Sunday School check out these blog posts:

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