“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.”
Psalm 78:4
SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2017

Children’s Ministry Track

Schedule and Breakout Classes


1:30-2:25 – Inspirational Children’s Ministry Leadership

2:30-3:30 – Finding Volunteers – Interactive Discussion

2:30-3:30 – Effective Teacher Training

3:45-4:45 – CM Structure, Roles & Organization

3:45-4:45 – Which Curriculum? An Interactive Discussion

3:45-4:45 – Bringing Out the Best


11:30-12:30 – Safety in Your Children’s Ministry

11:30-12:30 – Starting a Special Needs Ministry

11:30-12:30 – Technology in the Children’s Ministry Classroom

2:30-3:15 – Policies and Procedures

2:30-3:15 – Q&A – Classroom Challenges

2:30-3:15 – Vacation Bible School

3:30-4:45 – Q&A Panel

Inspirational Children’s Ministry Leadership

Friday, 1:30-2:25pm – Steve & Vicky Bergem

Steve and Vicky Bergem lead the Children’s Ministry in San Diego and have inspired Children’s Ministry Leaders around the US to dream and have a vision for their ministries. Come be re-inspired and catch a vision for your Children’s Ministry. The Bergem’s will detail real life ways to help your Children’s Ministry Thrive.


Finding Volunteers Interactive Discussion

Friday, 2:30-3:30pm –

Wouldn’t it be great to have a list of people waiting to volunteer in your Children’s Ministry? It can happen. Finding Volunteers can be one of the biggest challenges of running a children’s ministry, join this interactive discussion and hear the best practices around our fellowship.


Effective Teacher Training

Friday, 2:30-3:30pm – Mark & Cindy Wilkinson

Join us as we explore creative ways to effectively train volunteers to be successful in the classroom. Mark and Cindy Wilkinson have helped many people become effective children’s ministry teachers in large and small churches. Their out of the box thinking and creativity bring life to Teacher Training Meetings. 


Children’s Ministry Structure, Roles and Organization

Friday, 3:45-4:45pm – Ken Baskerville

What does your children’s ministry look like? Does everyone know his or her role? Are the roles within your children’s ministry clearly defined? We will discuss different ways to structure and organize a children’s ministry that will bring out the best of your church.

Which Curriculum? An Interactive Discussion

Friday, 3:45-4:45pm –

Children’s Ministry Leaders from around the United States will share about the curriculum they have chosen to use in their fellowship. If you are interested in sharing which curriculums you’ve tried, email us at DTKIngdomKids@gmail.com. Any experiences you’ve had, can be a big help to others!

Bringing Out the Best

Friday, 3:45-4:45pm –

How do we bring out the best of every child in our children’s ministry? How can we reach a child who does not participate in class, or a child that just cannot sit still and listen? This class does an excellent job of informing your teaching practices, as you train your teachers. Tried and true techniques that can turn your children’s ministry around.

Safety in Your Children’s Ministry

 Saturday, 11:30-12:30pm – Bob & Susan Wedin

This class will help you answer the question, Is our children’s ministry safe? Bob & Susan will share practical ways to enhance the safety in your children’s ministry. This class will cover screening, security, check in and out procedures and more.

Starting A Special Needs Ministry

Saturday, 11:30-12:30pm –

As our church grows we need to ensure that our children’s ministry is available to everyone. Having a Special Needs Ministry is not as overwhelming as it seems. This class will provide practical implementations as well as a vision of what a special needs ministry could look like in your church. You can start small and have a BIG impact!

Technology in Children’s Ministry

 Saturday, 11:30-12:30pm – Chase Mackintosh / Melissa Tulloch

Chase and Melissa will give you practical ideas on how you can use technology to enhance the experience of the children, parents, and volunteers in your children’s ministry. Whether you lead a large or small children’s ministry- this class will help you connect in engaging 21st century ways with all generations. Take your classes to the next level!

Policies and Procedures

Saturday, 2:30-3:15pm – Bob & Susan Wedin

Why do we need policies and procedures? What should they be? Do I really need to use a third party to screen volunteers? How long should we keep children’s ministry sign in sheets? These and many more questions will be addressed.

Q&A – Classroom Challenges

 Saturday, 2:30-3:15pm – Matthew Bridges & Sue Cusato

Do you have a question about how to help a particular child in your children’s ministry be successful in class? Matthew is a behavioural specialist, and Sue is a special education teacher, and they have a combined experience of over 50 years helping children, parents and teachers create a fun yet safe classroom environment so each child can reach their fullest potential.

Vacation Bible School

Saturday, 2:30-3:15pm – Mark & Cindy Wilkinson

What is it VBS How do we do it? What if we have a small church? You too can experience the magic of Vacation Bible School. Mark and Cindy Wilkinson will share from years of experience hosting vacation Bible Schools in 1 st and 3 rd world countries.

Q&A Panel

Saturday, 3:30-4:45pm –

All Kingdom Kids Presenters Come on back as we close out our time together with an electric q&a session. Speakers from the Kingdom Kids Leadership Track will take any questions, and this Q&A will be followed by a time of fellowship.