March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: Firehouse
"Short and simple" object lessons to teach Bible truths to children. Demonstration of more than 12 object lessons as well as "hands-on" training. Take-home packet will include a ready-to-use object lesson.
March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: C2
You will 1) Become familiar with the concept of planning goals and objectives and how they are formulated, 2) Value the importance of planning goals and objectives for ministry success, and 3) Decide to plan goals and objective for your ministry in order to achieve measurable results. Hands on working through the process will enable you to do this for your children's class.
March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: C2
Discipline is helping a child change. It is helping them learn to make right choices. It is helping them change from the inside out. It is helping them to become more like Jesus. To only correct an unacceptable behavior will not change a child's heart. Both theory and practical
March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: Firehouse
Stressed out and overwhelmed by unruly, out of control, or disrespectful kids? Fed up and ready to lay down the law to gain control? Wait! There’s a better way to discipline children, and it’s not about control. It’s about cooperation. Through this workshop you’ll learn techniques to manage your classroom based on the Golden Rule, create and maintain an age-appropriate environment of cooperation, and establish a cooperation policy to implement in your ministry.
March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: D6
We want kids to be thinkers. We don't want their faith to be toppled by the challenges they'll meet head on in the world. We spend little time challenging them to be thinkers. What are the barriers to kids becoming thinkers? What can we do to encourage them to think more? The workshop will also include a discussion, sharing activities to get kids to think.
March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: C2
Become familiar with what God says a person of great value is so you will desire to prepare the children you teach the characteristics of Godly character. Practical ideas will be presented to use with the children.
March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: D7
"You rock" is one of the highest compliments a child can give a teacher. What makes some classrooms more fun than others? Why are some teachers remembered into adulthood when most are quickly forgotten? What can set YOUR class apart from all the rest while at the same time have a greater life impact? Rock your class and rock a kids' world!
March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: C2
Prayer needs to begin at an early age. Children are capable of serious, meaningful prayer. I will be sharing practical ideas, helps for a six week curriculum, true stories of children who prayed. We will talk about how God answers prayer. The aspects of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, confession, intercession, warfare, and prayer walking. Many more ideas than in my previous classes. Both theory and practical
March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: D8
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.
March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: Firehouse
A successful lesson begins with a solid understanding of how kids learn best. Discover how to be a smart teacher and transform the lives of children. In this workshop you’ll learn how to capture kids’ attention, keep them engaged, nurture a love for God’s Word, and strengthen their friendship with Jesus! You will: •Learn how to reach today’s kids. •Redefine “smart” by exploring seven ways that kids learn best. •Get tons of ideas you can use this weekend in your ministry!
March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: D6
Your turn to do a lesson and you want to do a great job - how can you teach with passion, confidence ... and be ready for the moment the projector crashes, the object lesson fails and some little kid falls off his chair.
March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: Firehouse
After the whirlwind changes kids go through from birth through preschool, it may feel a little like elementary-aged kids aren’t changing much. But they’re changing every year—cognitively, spiritually, and physically! How can you keep up with what’s effective, what’s hot, and what’s working with these changing kids—and times? This workshop will clue you in to the latest techniques for grabbing kids’ attention, managing classrooms with multiple ages, and making learning memorable. Plus, we’ll give you insider secrets to what parents of kids this age need most—and how you can partner effectively with them.
March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: Firehouse
Demonstration of object lessons designed to help children of all ages see who they are in Christ and to encourage their journey with Him in reaching their God-given potential. "Hands-on" training included. Packet will include a ready-to-use object lesson.
March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: C2
If our children are not taught doctrine step by step, line upon line, when they are young they have no foundation to stand on when they are grown. Doctrine can be taught in interesting and fun ways. Are the children in your class being taught doctrine or Bible stories that will be just stories, when they are grown? Ideas that may be used with any curriculum. Both practical and theory.
March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: D6
Motivating them and making them part of your club (and church) ministry. We’ll look at some staggering statistics, but also provide encouraging good news as we talk about how you can give them a feeling of belonging. (This is an update from the workshop I did a few years back – with new, current statistics.)
March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: D7
This is a fun, interactive, objects-in-hand, hands-on workshop. Give ANY object to the Kidologist and he will instantly create a biblical object lesson from that object - and show you how to do it, too! Discover why teaching with objects is so effective and why Jesus used object lessons when He taught! You will learn how to start with an object and form a spiritual lesson from it, or how to start with a topic and determine what object or visual will best teach it. By the end of the workshop you will know how to make an object lesson from ANY object, INSTANTLY!
March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: C2
As a result of this class you will understand the principle of victory recognizing the importance of teaching it to children, be excited about claiming the victory that is yours passing that hope on to the children you teach and have opportunities to share with the children the steps of how to have victory in their lives as you use the practical ideas given.
March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: D8
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.
March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: C7
As teachers we have the great responsibly to tell our children about the greatness of God. We must challenge them to respond to our amazing God who is worthy of their praise.
March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: D7
Learn the how-to's of leading a child to Christ one on one or in a small/large group. See many sample Gospel presentations and leave inspired to be a harvester of children's souls. Many helpful evangelistic resources with samples will be shown and demonstrated.
March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: C2
When do we become involved in serving the Lord? It needs to begin early. We will talk about why begin in childhood and share many helps for the teacher. You will receive many extras on a CD Both theory and practical.
March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: Firehouse
The world is full of minefields that can rob young teenagers of the pure lifestyle God intended for them. In this workshop, you’ll better understand what those dangers are and how to counteract them in a young person’s life. You’ll also get a handle on what a commitment to purity really means. It’s not just about sex; it’s about an entire lifestyle that’s pleasing to God. If you’re not sure how to help kids even want a pure lifestyle, this workshop will equip you to help kids desire God’s best above all else. Plus, we’ll help you partner with parents during this important commitment.
March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: D8
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.
March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: D6
Our kids are navigating a culture whose messages often contradict the truths of Scripture. In this session we will explore practical ideas for guiding children/teens toward a biblical worldview.
March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: C8
Above all else, the Gospel is the message we are trying to share with the children, youth, and adults God places in our life path and in our community. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the power of God to change hearts and bring salvation (Romans 1:16).
Come learn a versatile technique to share the gospel in any situation and any conversation, especially in our postmodern world. We’ll use teaching, video, demonstration, and practice to equip you to clearly and concisely share the gospel message with anyone the Lord places in your path.
March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: C6
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.