summit

 

We are so excited about this year’s events! The biggest change, as you can see with the advertising, is that WE ARE NOW INCLUDING PARENTS!!!!! How exciting! Train your workers and your parents all in one place!

THE PRICE IS $35 PER PERSON. IF YOU REGISTER 6+ PEOPLE YOU GET A GROUP DISCOUNTED RATE OF $30 PER PERSON!

8:30- Opening Session (Featuring worship with Ryan Snell)
9:00- Breakout 1
10:00- Break
10:30- Breakout 2
11:30- Breakout 3
12:30- Lunch
1:30- Closing Session (Featuring Ryan Snell and Dr. Craig Carlisle)

Find a list of tentative breakouts below the registration box.

 

 

Recommended Audience (Please note, anyone can attend any session. The recommended audience simply reflects the point of view the presenter will be speaking from):
P= Parents      YW= Youth Workers   KM=KidMin Workers

 

WORSHIP AND THE FAMILY

How do I, as a parent, make worship important in my home? How do I go beyond “big church” in teaching my kids and teens how to connect with God through worship. We will take a look at  some scripture about worship and family and see how worship fits into God’s family plan of discipleship.

 

YW  INTEGRATING WORSHIP INTO MY YOUTH MINISTRY

In today’s church culture it seems that every thriving youth group has a youth praise team. Maybe your church isn’t big enough for that? Or maybe you have a youth praise team but you don’t know how to train them and disciple them? If you’re struggling to make worship fit into your overall youth ministry, join us for this practical roundtable discussion.

 

P YW MINISTERING IN A MEDIA CULTURE

The world around us is saturated with media of all types. How do we reach beyond the polished world of social media and read into the mess that is real life. What do our teens need from us that they aren’t getting from social media.

 

PKM HELPING KIDS UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE

As a parent or church worker, how do we make sure our kids understand what we are teaching them. We want them to see the Bible as a whole story and not just a set of fun tales. How do we help them build a framework for understanding the whole story of the Gospel?

 

PKM ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS

Whether your kid is 2 or 20, they have a ton of questions. Join us for a time of putting together some practical tips and guidelines for giving Biblical answers to life’s toughest questions.

 

YW  Youth Ministry Round Table

Come together to discuss some of the essential tools, inevitable challenges and special roles of youth ministry. You drive the discussion and Jack shares his insight. Jack will also share his list of the “TOP 5 THINGS EVERY YOUTH PASTOR SHOULD KNOW.”

YWKM BUDGETING FOR MINISTRY

Whether you are funding the ministry from your pocket or the church allows for a generous budget, being strategic about money is part of our responsibility in ministry.  We will take a basic look at budgeting principles and strategy planning that remain true across all ministry platforms.

 

YWKM INTEGRATING AGE-GRADED MINISTRY INTO THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH

Do you ever feel like Kids Ministry, Youth Ministry and Adult Ministry are completely separate church experiences? Join us for a discussion on how to involve kids in your whole church experience.

 

PYWKM APP ALERT

What are the top apps and why do they matter? What can we do to protect our kids from the dangers of the internet?

 

HELP! MY KID IS DEPRESSED

Navigating mental health with your kids or teenagers is tricky. Whether they have struggled, have friends who are dealing with difficult circumstances, or watched something on TV that has made them ask questions, learning how to talk to your own children about mental health is important for all parents. Learn about signs, steps for help, and keys to success.

 

YWKM MINISTERING IN MENTAL MAYHEM

When working in the church, we encounter so many different levels of mental and emotional turmoil. At what point do I refer someone to counseling? When do I call their parents? Or authorities? How do I support someone who has unhealthy patterns and relationships? What does the Bible say about mental health?

 

PYWKM SHOULD I TELL?

Did you know that working in a church means you are a mandated reporter? Have you ever heard that phrase before? What does it even mean? Join us for a time of discussing what things we should confront the authorities about and how to do it.

 

PYWKM SIGNS OF ABUSE

Sometimes in ministry, or even around our kids friends, we see signs of a rough home life. How do you know if things are serious? How do you handle it when you think it is serious?

 

PKM DISCIPLESHIP STARTS IN A ROCKING CHAIR

We don’t begin teaching kids about Jesus when they are old enough to go to VBS. It begins much earlier than you think. Whether you have a baby, are expecting a baby, or work with babies at church join us for a time just for you as we talk about how spiritual development starts early and how to capitalize on this special time.

 

PKM CREATIVE DISCIPLINE THROUGH THE AGES

Getting on to your kids is hard enough. When you work with other people’s kids it becomes even harder! We will begin by building a biblical basis for discipline and then end with a roundtable discussion to share ideas and tips for handling discipline in the home and classroom.

 

PYWKMWHAT DO THEY NEED?

At every phase from infancy to adulthood our kids are developing. If we understand what they need to develop into successful adults, we can certainly meet their needs better! For parents or church volunteers, join us for an informative discussion of human development.

 

KM DEVELOPING A VISION FOR KIDMIN

Join us for a time of discussion about the top resources, strategies and goals of children’s ministry ranging from nursery to pre-teens. Jack will share how Children’s ministry is essential to the life of the church and allow plenty of time for Q&A.

 

PKM LEADING KIDS TO CHRIST

Is your kid beginning to ask questions about God? Do you regularly share the gospel in your classrooms at church? How do you know if they are ready? What steps do you make to make sure they understand? What happens if they make the decision at home? What happens if they make the decision at church? Join us for guidance on a particularly important topic!