IGNITE CHILDREN'S MINISTRY CONFERENCE AND EXPO
A project of the Queensland Children's Ministry Network (QCMN) in partnership with SU Queensland
Sandy will be presenting three seminars:
STORIES THAT GROW FAITH IN KIDS
Every time we teach God’s truth to children, we are teaching abstract concepts. These abstract concepts need to be packaged in a way children can understand and begin to engage with them. Stories do that for children. Stories are both enjoyable and memorable, making learning both fun and long lasting. This seminar is full of stories – both biblical narratives and made up stories – stories for both the under fives and the school age children – stories that unpack big truths for little people.
ANSWERING QUESTIONS CHILDREN ASK
Children need their questions to be taken seriously, accepted respectfully and answered faithfully. This is vital for their faith development. This seminar aims to take the stress out having to answer all the curly questions children ask and to celebrate what kids’ questions reveal.
GETTING CONNECTED, STAYING CONNECTED
How do you establish a children’s ministry whereby every child feels welcomed as soon as they walk through the door? Where children feel loved and cared for during the good times and hard times in life? Where children feel they belong in the church family? Children need to be connected to each other and to the wider church family. So how do we ensure this is the experience of the children in our church?