Children’s Pastor since 1984 in churches from Michigan, California and Minnesota, Graduate of BIOLA University (BA, English), University of the Pacific (MA, Communications) and Dallas Theological Seminary (MA Christian Education, cum laude). Keith is the former Director of Children’s Ministries for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, author of Teacher Training On The Go and Take Out Training For Teachers. After 9 years with Group Publishing, Keith spent 5 years running one of the campuses of Strayer University as Campus Director in Nashville, Memphis and Birmingham, AL. Keith is now the National Sales Manager for Christian Standard Media, Cincinnati, Ohio. Keith and his wife live in Birmingham, AL.
Too often churches view special needs children as important but too much of a burden to attempt to engage. However, embracing special needs children can often be the first step toward improving your ministry to all children. • Discover teaching techniques that accommodate learning with reading disorders to improve the learning experience for everyone • Tap into the expertise of parents and build a partnership that helps you reach every child. • Leverage debriefing questions to increase empathy and assertiveness in every child • Learn inclusive methods at each age level to make your church open to everyone
Found out on Saturday night you’re teaching Sunday morning and wondering what to do? Are you looking for some resource ideas to add to your tool basket that require limited prep and more time to engage with your kids? You will: • Learn how to prepare and execute life-changing lessons that keep elementary kids wanting to come back to class. • Experience creative ways to connect kids to the Bible. • Equip your team with no-fail lesson solutions that allows for biblical understanding to happen in a practical, life-changing way.
You’re prepping for Sunday’s lesson and discover that this week’s lesson is a lemon. Have no fear, you’ll leave this workshop armed with 20 can’t miss story telling techniques to breathe life into any curriculum. Participants will: • Experience 20 story telling techniques that you can use. • Discover 3 ways to involve every child in storytelling. • Learn how to avoid common pit falls that derail the average story teller.
Strapped for volunteers? Have you considered unleashing the energy and idealism of adolescents in your children's ministry? This generation of teens is ready to make a difference. They’re just waiting from an invitation and some direction from you. • Learn the steps to building a powerful partnership with your church's youth ministry; • Flip five common fears over working with teens into a training action plan; • Discover how to provide spiritual mentoring for the teens engaged in your ministry.