This year’s Leading Children’s Ministry Conference was held on Saturday November 1st.We were able to serve over 100 people in our newly renovated space. We are thankful for all those who worked together to make this year’s conference a success. Special thanks to all our presenters and to the planning team. Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Sladen Award in Children’s Ministry: Barbara Patterson from Christ Church St. James, Joyce Walton from St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux and Tammy Delahey from St Barnabas.
Next year’s conference, which will be held on November 7, 2015, will feature a keynote address by The Rev’d Stephanie Bowman Douglas who will continue on the theme of faith formation at home and in the church.
Below you can rewind the live stream of today’s conference. Stay tuned in the the next couple of weeks to see more videos of workshops from the talk.
We are excited to offer the fourth annual Making it Easier to Serve: Children’s Ministry Conference on November 1, 2014!
To register for the conference, CLICK HERE
Making Faith Stick!
Practices that Shape a Child’s Faith
Parents of faith want their children to have faith – is that an obvious statement? At church, the context we sometimes create for our children is the formal learning environment of our school system. But when the Bible pictures faith-building and spiritual growth it uses nurturing words like family, community, Body. It goes beyond transmission of knowledge and talks about life transformation and Christ-likeness. The teachings of Jesus and Biblical realities were not meant to be processed as information but to be experienced. If we’re a parent or a Sunday School teacher, what can we do to help shape a child’s faith and make it stick?
1. Faith formation gives children the chance to encounter God for themselves
2. Faith formation creates the chance for children and their parents to learn together
3. Faith formation provides opportunity for children to live their faith and participate in the ministries and activities of the congregation.