REFRESH your ministry – main stage sessions, seminars and discussion groups giving you and your team ideas and solutions for refreshing and growing your children’s and family ministry.
REFRESH you and your team – if you are feeling jaded in your ministry or your team needs time away together to connect with each other and with God there is time over the weekend to worship together, to pray and study the Bible and to walk on the beach.
The regular conference programme will start at 4.45pm on Friday and run through to 1.00pm on Sunday.
There will also be a Children Matter forum on Friday from 10.45am – 4.45pm addressing the Faith of a (Younger) Child in depth – for more details click on the Friday forum below.
Seminar streams will address: Helping children encounter God through his Word and Spirit, Intergenerational church community and Families nurturing faith.
In response to feedback from some of our regular delegates, organisers are adding the opportunity for small group discussions to address some of the key concerns and issues you face in your children’s and family ministry. These 90 minute discussion groups will take place on Sunday morning and each will be hosted by one of our team who has some experience and insight to offer on the topic. You will be invited to submit topics for discussion – ideas might include: recruiting volunteers, helping children pray, how to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in your session times, encouraging families to discuss their faith at home, integrating children with additional needs into groups… The hope is to address about 12-14 different topics over the two session times.