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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Bible Truths with Object Lessons

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    13 different object lessons will be demonstrated which teach Bible truths. Lessons, while designed for grade school children, can be adapted for preschool and/or teens and adults.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Wonder of Worship

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: D7

    How do you define worship? How do you think children would answer that question? When asked most people define worship as singing or praising God. These are elements of worship, but true worship is much more than just singing or praising. Children need to understand the wonder of worship so worship can become a real relevant part of their life.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Easy Way To Do A Family Devotion And Teach The Big Idea Of Each Book In The Bible

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 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.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    10 Ways to Instill a Biblical Worldview in Your Kids

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: C8

    Teach children/teens to be students of the Bible ...Encourage good friendships ... Make sure you stand firm yourself - just three of the ten reasons we'll talk about in this workshop. No, there aren't guarantees (we all make our own choices before God), but there are things we can do to direct kids to the right path. (Hopefully this workshop will go along with our booth giveaway - depending how many we have left over after CPC.)

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Integrating Missions Into Your Children's Program

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Mark Tsujimoto

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: D6

    "For God so loved the world..." Most of your children can probably recite John 3:16 from memory. Now the next step is to teach your children how to partner with God to demonstrate His love to the world.

    Learn easy fun ways to incorporate missions into the children ministry of your church. Develop the next generation of world changers!

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Rock Under My Feet

    Steve Karges

    Steve Karges

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: D5

    Using the Biblical model of rock and sand, discover how to build your foundation on God’s Word by placing Rock under your feet.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Power of Unintentional Teaching

    Robert Shreve

    Robert Shreve

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM 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 more often 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.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Kids To Be Thinkers

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: C8

    If we want kids to be strong in their faith, we need to teach them how to be thinkers. Unfortunately, we often focus on entertainment instead of truth. We stress application, but give them nothing to apply. How can we teach them to think through what they believe, to become spiritually strong? This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 12:45 in Room WC214.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Getting Them On Board: Training and Orientation for the Parents in Your Ministry

    Kit Rae

    Kit Rae

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: C7

    One of the most difficult tasks of transitioning to a family ministry model can be getting parents to understand their role as the primary nurturer of their kids’ faith. However, there are some great practical steps you can take to bring parents into this understanding by sharing how you (the church) want to come alongside them in their journey. This session will equip you with the tools to put on an effective orientation for your parents that will bring them into the journey of family ministry that God has your church on.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Reclaiming Our Children for Jesus, Part 1

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: C7

    We are in a tough spiritual battle for the hearts, minds and souls for our kids. The enemy has a plan and tactics that have him winning right now. We have to know his plan before we can develop a plan to win the fight. This is part 1 and will expose Satan's plan. Part 2 will show us how to win the battle.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Reaching the Troubled Child From a Difficult Home

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D6

    Children from a difficult home situation have trouble relating to God for various reasons. This workshop will inform you of the four spiritual walls necessary for a functional home and how to minister to boys and girls from homes that have one or more of these walls missing.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Helping Children Develop Prayer Warrior Habits and Mentality

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D7

    When children pray things happen. Learning to pray at a young age sets habits for life. Children have a simple faith if they are taught at an early age what prayer is, how God answers, and begin to develop an active prayer life it can be life changing. Many ideas both theory and practical.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Sharing Bible Stories With Family and Friends

    Dr. Tom J. Cowley

    Dr. Tom J. Cowley

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: C6

    The objective of this workshop is to help you use the Bible and it truths in every day conversation. We will present an outline of Bible truths from, events and people for you to grasp and use around the dinner table and in everyday conversation. Organizing and using the Meta Narrative, (overwiew story and sub stories) of the Bible is key to sharing the Gospel in the 'post modern' era. We view the BIBLE as God's Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Balloons with a Gospel Twist!

    Vanessa Oden

    Vanessa Oden

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D5

    Balloon twisting is a fun way to share the love of Jesus! This workshop will cover ways to twist balloons with a Gospel message for children's outreaches, ministry events and more!

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Ideal Target to Grow Children Spiritually and Morally

    Dwight Hunnicut

    Dwight Hunnicut

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: C8

    The statistics are appalling: -George Barna tells us one out of every two college students who were raised in the church walk away from it. -Only 10-15 percent of young people have a Biblical worldview. -61% of adults age 20-30 who had been churched as kids are now spiritually disengaged.

    How can we see church ministries work together to minimize this dropoff? Thankfully, Scripture does have a model to follow to raise up godly young people who stand up for truth, possessing godly character and enduring faith in God.

    Come learn from Genesis 37-50 how the life of Joseph can give our churches and families a target for training up children ages 2-18, and learn five church standards you can take home to evaluate your own church ministries.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    POP Quiz

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D8

    Workshop designed for Children Ministry teachers to take a quick self test to discover areas where you are strong and areas to improve. After the Pop Quiz, you will receive some tips to enhance your teaching.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Has Your Children's Ministry Lost Focus?

    Steve Karges

    Steve Karges

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D5

    Is your children’s ministry in alignment with Scripture or has it strayed from its God given purpose? Learn Biblical principles that will help your church clarify and refocus its ministry to children.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Top-10 Ways to Reach a Child

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    After the whirlwind changes kids go through from birth through preschool, it may feel a little like kids this age 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. This workshop will be presented by Christiaan VandenHeuvel.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    How 4,000 Kids Questions Developed into Five Life Threads (Biblical Foundation Characteristics)

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: C8

    We asked 4,000 kids "What's your biggest question about God and the Bible?"and received 4,000 answers. We categorized and prioritized and then summarized to discover the "trending" questions for each age group and are striving to meet the challenge - to answer those questions so kids are sure of what they believe and why they believe it.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Reclaiming Our Children for Jesus, Part 2

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: C7

    We are in a tough spiritual battle for our kids hearts, minds and souls. We have to get in the fight and arm ourselves with the tools that will help us defeat the enemy. This is part two and will give you specific things to do to win the battle. It is our job to fight for them until they are capable of fighting the battle themselves.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Facepainting for the Gospel!

    Vanessa Oden

    Vanessa Oden

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: D5

    Facepainting is a GREAT way to reach people for the kingdom! Learn fun and exciting designs, techniques, and approaches to facepainting to use in your church, or even on a Missions trip! Come to this workshop to get tips on how to use facepainting at your next event for the glory of God! You do not need to know how to draw in order to facepaint! We will be demonstrating various techniques and designs right in class! Join this exciting workshop and glean tips from a seasoned facepainter who has facepainted thousands of children and adults for over 15 years! Sharing God's love, while facepainting!

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Building Strong Student Leaders in Your Church

    Dwight Hunnicut

    Dwight Hunnicut

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: C8

    Building Student Leaders - What better place than your church to plug in a wanting-to-serve-the-Lord teenager as a student leader? Student Leaders are as diverse in personality, abilities, and spiritual gifts as your adult leaders. Come learn how Titus 2 describes how to mentor and equip young people for powerful lifetime service to the Lord.

    We'll use the model described in Titus 2 for detailing the training of student leaders (high school age students) in your church: who they are, what they can do, how they can energize your ministry, and how to carry out the equipping/mentoring process. We'll lay out all the details: exactly what a student leader needs to know, what a student leader needs to do, and what the student leader gains from the experience.

    These principles apply to young adult students serving in any ministry, whether it be youth ministry, Awana Clubs, VBS, Sunday School, day camps, worship team, ushering, or any ministry in your church - student leaders trained under a Titus 2 model will produce amazing results for the Kingdom of God.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Helping Children Understand About Death

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: D6

    We will discuss some traditional attitudes concerning death and the stages of grief and loss. Come learn how to counsel a child who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Packing Their Chutes: Giving Preteens Faith for a Lifetime

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    Just when you thought you had kids figured out, they morph into preteens…tweens…upper-elementary-age kids! As they stand on the precipice of childhood, ready to take their leap into youth ministry, how can you be sure your preteens have what they need to not only survive, but also thrive? This workshop will help you understand what’s going on in preteens’ changing minds and bodies—and how to help them grow spiritually. You’ll discover the top things kids this age want from you, the things you should never do or say, and the keys to ministry that’ll keep kids coming back every week. Plus, we’ll help you understand what preteens’ parents are going through and how you can partner with them, too. This workshop will be presented by Joe Patterson.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Storytelling With a Twist

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: C8

    Many ministry workers want to be storytellers, but don't know where to get the stories! In this workshop we talk about the value of sharing experiences from one's own childhood. The workshop includes storytelling techniques and gives the class opportunity to practice. This workshop repeats on Saturday at 3:45 in Room WC214.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching For Changed Lives

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: C7

    God wants to use you to bring life changes to your students. You can become a great teacher by following the six steps that will be presented in this workshop.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Easy Way To Teach The BIG IDEA Of Each Book In the Bible

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 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.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Puppets in Ministry

    Vanessa Oden

    Vanessa Oden

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: D8

    Everyone loves puppets! Come to this fun and hands-on workshop to practice the fun of puppets in ministry. Hands-on techniques on how to effectively use puppets for ministry, getting a puppet ministry started, resources to use and train your workers! We will cover hand puppets, rod puppets and demonstrate working on a team and in an ensemble. We will also discuss scripting,music, and props! Come for a time of fun and practice!

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Sticky Teaching

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D8

    How to make God's word click and stick, in the hearts and minds of the children we teach.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    We WILL NOT Fear!

    Steve Karges

    Steve Karges

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D5

    Fear permeates every area of our lives, but God wants us to be fearless. Discover how to ELIMINATE fear once and for all from the Truth of Scripture.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Jesus Can Go to School in the Afternoon

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D6

    According to the US Supreme Court we can hold Bible classes in the public schools as an after-school club. Learn about your legal rights, how to proceed and the results from sharing God's love.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Pop Quiz

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D8

    Workshop designed for you to take a quick self test to discover your areas of strengths and weaknesses. Come and receive tips on how to enhance your teaching.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Bible Doctrine to Children

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D7

    Today's child may know about God's love and mercy but apart from biblical doctrine they can't really know the God of love or how they are to live. Biblical doctrine is foundational to all of the Christian life. Theory and practical.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Kids To Be Thinkers

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 214

    If we want kids to be strong in their faith, we need to teach them how to be thinkers. Unfortunately, we often focus on entertainment instead of truth. We stress application, but give them nothing to apply. How can we teach them to think through what they believe, to become spiritually strong? This workshop repeats on Friday @ 10:30 in Room C8.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    4 Acts of Love to Make Your Children’s Ministry Irresistible!

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: Firehouse

    Looking for practical ways to help children know how much God loves them? This workshop is for you! Discover simple yet powerful ways to help children experience a relationship with Jesus. These “4 Acts of Love” will keep children coming back for more—and will let them go deeper with Jesus. This workshop will be presented by Gloria Lee.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Balloons with a Gospel Twist!

    Vanessa Oden

    Vanessa Oden

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: D8

    Balloon twisting is a fun way to share the love of Jesus! This workshop will cover ways to twist balloons with a Gospel message for children's outreaches, ministry events and more! This workshop repeats on Friday at 12:00 noon in Room D5.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Spiritual Formation for Today's Families

    Kit Rae

    Kit Rae

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: C7

    Imagine a generation that knows God’s voice, desires to obey it and is doing so in the power of the Holy Spirit. If forming faith is what we’re about then what happens on the weekend is not the end goal. How do we engage with families so that we are equipping them to flex their faith muscles while exploring the biblical principles found in God's design to pass faith down from generation to generation? This ministry track will encourage practitioners to evaluate how we are passing on this kind of faith in our teaching. The traditional approach to teaching assumes that we learn differently in the classroom than we do in real life. In actuality, the soul learns differently than the mind. Why is this and how can we teach God’s Word in such a way that lives are transformed and God’s amazing story is replicated in those we teach?

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Developing Biblically Focused Kids in an Unbiblical World

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: D7

    Kids today are being bombarded with all kids of belief systems and philosophies. Kids will believe something the question is - What will they believe? How can we as teachers and parents instill a biblical belief system or a biblical worldview in out kids in the midst of an unbiblical, secular world? Both theory and practical

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Storytelling With a Twist

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Many ministry workers want to be storytellers, but don't know where to get the stories! In this workshop we talk about the value of sharing experiences from one's own childhood. The workshop includes storytelling techniques and gives the class opportunity to practice. This workshop repeats on Friday @ 4:30 in Room C8.