March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: D5
Discovery key components of effective outreach to children and their families. Learn proven, strategic ministry techniques for bringing the gospel on public school campuses through church sponsored, free Bible based after school clubs. Discussion will include working with public school principals, districts officials and churches to form long lasting partners between churches and public schools. This workshop will repeat on Saturday @ 3:45 in room D5.
March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: N12
Learn to rationally set behavior limits, expect respectful obedience, confront inappropriate behavior and enforce reasonable behavior consequences. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday @ 3:45 p.m.
March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: D8
Whether you are a parent looking for tools to help your children engage in worship or you're a minister trying to better equip your congregation towards more intergenerational worship, this is the workshop for you.
Studies show that 60-90% of our children will walk away from the church and faith after they graduate. Those are bleak statistics. But the good news is that studies also show that intergenerational relationships within the church and a parent's intentional faith training are two major keys to forming long-lasting faith in our children. Including our children in worship is an excellent opportunity to integrate both of these keys.
Join us as we explore the value and the benefits of working together to intentionally train our children in the love and art of corporate worship. Practical tools and theology provided for all ages, with an emphasis on school-aged children.
March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: D5
Tired of family devotions that even you don’t look forward to? Get ready then for Hooked On The Book. This book follows Patrick as he is hooked into the Bible and discovers on his adventure the BIG IDEA of every book in the Bible. The book and Teacher’s Guide are supplemented by free on-line video chapter reviews, coloring pages, word searches and crossword puzzles. Easy to use and fun for the whole family. It will revolutionize your family devotions.
March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: C2
Effective memorization of Scripture leads to salvation and spiritual growth. You will discover the importance of teaching boys and girls to memorize God's Word from an early age. Learn the steps to use in guiding the child to not just learn the verse by memory but how to apply it to his life.
March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: Firehouse
the lives of children. In this workshop you will learn how to capture kids attention, keep them engaged, nurture a love for God's word, and strengthen their friendship with Jesus! You will also learn how to reach today's kids, redefine "smart" by exploring seven ways that kids learn best, and get tons of ideas you can use THIS weekend in your ministry. This workshop will be presented by Christiaan VandenHeuval, a Group Publishing Ambassador.
March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: D6
This workshop will discuss the importance of hiding God's Word in the children's 'memory bank' so the Holy Spirit can bring these verses to mind throughout their life. The 'IPEAR' method will be taught, demonstrated and reinforced with games to make repetition a fun experience. Amber Root a CEF presenter will be team-teaching this class with me.
March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: C7
Being elected to teach children is an honor and a big task. Even if your church is small, you will need help. Join us for teaching tips on discovering who your audience is, how to prepare, how to hold your students interest and more. ‘You’ve Been Drafted, Now What?’ is a class designed for new teachers as well as old!
March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: C7
You can reach every student every week when you understand learning styles. God created them as unique people who have preferences in the way they learn. One method does not reach every student and “Learning Styles” will show you how to plan a lesson that captures their attention. They will respond and learn when we teach them the way God made them. You will laugh, cry and be encouraged.
March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: D5
Children need to know what they believe and why to be able to combat false teaching. We are losing our children to the world system because they cannot defend their faith;it has become a "my Sunday school teacher or my parent said so," faith not "This is what the Bible, history, and archeology teach us." Teaching apologetics doesn't have to be dry and boring it can be exciting and fun. Both theory and practical.
March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: C2
Spiritual transformation can take place in the life of a young believer as you guide, encourage, nurture admonish and disciple the child. Helps will be given on how to nurture spiritual formation and what your role as a teacher is in that process.
March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: D6
To discipline or not to discipline. Learn how to have your class under control not by you but by the Holy Spirit. We will also explore children's different learning needs. This workshop will be co-presented with Amber Root, a CEF presenter.
March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: D5
How to give messages that will keep children’s attention, help them to grasp spiritual truths, and stick with them. Workshop will include how to make and use several simple magic tricks.
March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: C2
The many faces and causes of anger will be discussed. Learn what you can do to create a nurturing atmosphere and teach ways to handle anger. Discover verses that can be used to help kids deal with anger and how to teach kids to forgive.
March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: D5
Tired of teaching kids to memorize the names of the Bible books but not having a clue what the books are about? We will be presenting an easy way to teach children ages 7-12 the BIG IDEA of each book in the Bible. We will teach you how to do that using the book Hooked On The Book. With lots of free support material, humor and storytelling, kids will remember what they learn and you will have fun teaching. Hope you check us out.
March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: B3
This class is designed to show small and budget minded churches how to have a very exciting Gospel based program for students ages seven to twelve years old. This methodology does not involve lengthy pre-class teacher preparations. The teaching techniques and resources can be employed with kids in a variety of programs. These program can be used in a Sunday School, Children's Church, Home Church, Vacation Bible School, Camps, After School, Christian School, and Home School setting. These resources can be used to teach small or large groups of kids. The class will review the source of free Gospel videos available on the internet that present Bible and Missionary stories. The free videos cover a full years worth of weekly viewing. The Biblical videos include key stories in the Old Testament, New Testament and missionary stories from around the world. Along with the videos there will be a review of a educational game that applies to the videos. The game questions are designed specifically for the videos and help kids remember the lesson and important Gospel themes. You will be shown one full video, have the opportunity to play the game, and review additional resources. This will enable you to see first hand how this unique educational approach works and how it reinforces the child's learning process.
March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: C7
You've read, prepared and prayed about your lesson. You thought you had a great plan prepared. But everyone including yourself were bored to tears! What happened? You thought you had it going on . . . Where did I go wrong you ask? Well, cheer up. If you’re looking for a great way to effectively teach God's Word to others, you can't beat object lessons.
March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: C2
This workshop will provide ways to teach our children who our enemy is and who they are in Christ so they can have victory in their lives, ways to help help teach our children how to identify the enemy and watch out for his influences. Strategies will be given on how to combat Satan and teach boys and girls to have a victorious Christian life.
March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: D6
Unintentional teaching: is the thing we teach without trying or which we did not mean to teach. An example would be when a teacher asks, “Who created the world?” A student raises his hand and when called upon he says, “Jesus.” The teacher responds, “No” and calls on the next student who answers, “God.” Teacher says, “Yes.” and proceeds’ with the lesson. That teacher has unintentionally taught the children that Jesus is not God and did not create the world. Another example of unintentional teaching is when the teacher tells the children: “Eve ate the forbidden fruit” while holding a picture of a woman with an apple in her hand. Even though the teacher did not mean to, the children will leave the class sure that Eve ate an apple when she sinned because they saw it in the picture. This is how so many of our children become so confused and decide that the stories in the Bible are not true because they are “full of inconsistencies.” We need to take the time to make sure that our intentional teaching and our unintentional teaching line up and are consistent. I have many more examples like these two and principles to avoid unintentional inconsistencies in our teaching and even how to use the power of unintentional teaching to teach our students lessons they will never forget.
March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N12
Learn to rationally set behavior limits, expect respectful obedience, confront inappropriate behavior and enforce reasonable behavior consequences. This workshop repeats on Friday @ 9:00 a.m.
March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: D5
Discovery key components of effective outreach to children and their families. Learn proven, strategic ministry techniques for bringing the gospel on public school campuses through church sponsored, free Bible based after school clubs. Discussion will include working with public school principals, districts officials and churches to form long lasting partners between churches and public schools.