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A Conference for Northern California Churches

Karen Apple


1st Things 1st

Charlotte, NC


As a licensed children’s minister, Karen developed a multi-faceted church children’s ministry for infants through fifth graders and designed their over-the-top weekday preschool and Kids' Camp. Karen is now the director of 1st Things 1st. She's a popular nationally recognized speaker, a guest blogger and a mentor to children's ministry directors/pastors.

Equipping and encouraging children’s ministry leaders and teaching kids God's Word makes her heart sing. She adores Apples, especially her husband Steve.

2013 Workshop

Children - Early Childhood: Keep 'em Tuned In and Help Preschoolers Learn Self Discipline


A subversive Plot to Help Preschoolers Learn Self -Discipline. Teaching 3 to 5 year old kids can feel like “wrangling cats” to some volunteers. Learn strategies to keep kids engaged and to teach them self-discipline in positive, encouraging ways. Self-discipline is caught and taught.

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