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Ministry to children can often feel lonely, but we hope this site will be a place that will encourage you and equip you for a lifetime of investing in the next generation. You are part of God’s covenant community and your investment in the little ones really does matter to God.

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GROW Virtual Conference – August 19-20, 2022

Theme: The Good Shepherd

Gather a group of teachers and volunteers at your church to participate in a
Livestream and recorded weekend of training.

E16 The Importance of God’s Word with Becky Sinclair

Do the children know how the Bible is different than any other book on their shelves? The authority of God's Word is foundational and critical to our faith, but I have been shocked by how many people don't understand its importance. So, how do we lead our children to know its importance? Join Becky Sinclair as we discuss practical strategies to equip our [...]

E14:  Training Volunteers with Bethany Belue

Stepping into Children's Ministry can be intimidating for some people, so how do you train your church's volunteers to feel confidant? Join Bethany Belue, CDM’s Children’s Ministry Certification Coordinator, as she shares some practical strategies to help you equip the volunteers in your church to make an eternal impact!

E13: Teaching different learners with Sue Jakes

How do you teach every child who comes in your church? Join Sue Jakes, CDM’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator, as she shares some of the ways God created children to learn differently so you can engage each like Jesus did.

E12: Teaching and Modeling the Promise with Sue Jakes

What difference do God's promises make to our children? Join Sue Jakes, CDM’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator, as she shares the importance of anchoring our children to God's Promises in an ever changing world because every child needs to know, "You can't make God stop loving you!"

E6: What Will We Teach with Anna Johnson

How important is curriculum, and what elements are necessary for a curriculum to have so that we can easily point the little ones to Jesus? Join Anna Johnson, a member of CDM's Children's Ministry Team, as she talks about curriculum and navigating the many overwhelming choices so that you can choose a curriculum that is purposeful! Children's Ministry Curriculum Comparison Chart [...]

E7: Sharing God’s Love with Sherry Kendrick

What is the heart of your ministry to children? How important is compassion in your interactions with children? Join Sherry Kendrick, another member of CDM's Childrens' Ministry Team, to talk about how God's love fuels our motivation to lead and teach children.





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