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February 3 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Brian Dembowczyk
Implicit Gospel: When We Hide the Gospel in Our Ministries
We want to be faithful to Christ and our calling as kids leaders. We want our kids to hear the gospel, know the gospel, and believe the gospel. But are we positioning our ministries to show our kids the beauty of the gospel? Or are we leading ministries where the gospel is implicit, rather than being explicit, in all we do?
Dr. Brian Dembowczyk, managing editor of LifeWay Christian Resources’ Gospel Project and author of Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry, has been a pastor for over 15 years at churches in Florida, Maryland, and Kentucky. He has served in a variety of roles including senior pastor, discipleship pastor, executive pastor, and student & family pastor.
Brian earned an M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky) and a D.Min. from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (New Orleans, Louisiana).
Brian and his wife, Tara, have three children: Joshua, Hannah, and Caleb. In his spare time, Brian enjoys reading, cooking, and drinking coffee.
Registration, 9:30-9:50 am
Welcome & Worship, 9:50 am -10:15 am
Session 1, 10:20 am -10:55 am
Session 2, 11:00 am – 11:35 am
Session 3, 11:40 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch/VBS Preview, 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
Keynote Session, 1:10 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: $10, includes lunch, special presentation from The Kinderman
Friday, February 2, 5:00 pm
Plus 8 breakout sessions in English and two in Spanish and Korean!
Gospel-Centered Kids' Ministry
Brian Dembowczyk, Lifeway Christian Resources
How the Gospel Will Transform Your Kids, Your Church, Your Community, and the World: The gospel is to be foundational in all we do in our kids’ ministries, but that is often easier said than done. We need to be proactive, roll up our sleeves, and do the harder work of creating and maintaining a gospel-centered kids’ ministry. In this breakout, we will consider how we can lead gospel-saturated kids’ ministries where the gospel informs all that is taught, where we pursue gospel-transformation rather than behavior modification, and where we are sending our kids out to live on mission for Christ. Attention will be given to how The Gospel Project for Kids curriculum is designed to be a resource to help in all of these areas.
Don’t be Scared, Be Prepared
Jamie Pruett, Baltimore County School Resource Officer
Participate in an interactive discussion on how to handle emergency situations and think outside of the box. We will enjoy a hands-on activity to develop different ways to help protect not only yourself, but those who are looking to you for guidance. Empowering you to make a difference!
How to be Prepared to Reach Families with Special Needs in Your Community
Tommy Rowe, Church Planter at The Gathering Place
Statistics tell us that 10% – 15% of those in your community face some type of disability. Most churches are not doing a good job to reach these families and if they do happen to come through our doors, we don’t feel prepared to handle it. This breakout will give you some basics on expanding your ministry to be inclusive of families with special needs concerns.
What is the Bible to You?
Susan Kitchin, Children’s Ministry Team Leader at Renovate Life
As children grow into adulthood their childhood faith must mature too. If not, as adults they may not be able to experience God in their daily lives causing a crisis of faith. How do we equip children to grow in faith? Helping them understand the purpose of the Bible is key. Let’s discuss how the Bible is viewed among believers and how that viewpoint can either grow our faith or not.
Keith Benning, Director, Next Gen Kids at Severna Park Baptist
Teaching Preschoolers, the first steps towards faith will help you to discover how preschoolers learn and how you can create an environment that guides preschoolers to encounter Bible truths, by forming a ministry that is Gospel centered.
Reclaiming a Preteen's Identity
Kyle Engle, Youth and Children’s Pastor at Olney Baptist
Learn principles to help enforce biblical identity in preteens’ instead of the word defining it for them.
David and Katie Barrett, Pastor / Wife to Children, Families, and Outreach at Weems Creek Baptist
So you’re thinking about how to equip and inspire parents in your church to build faith in their children. A good way to think about this process would be a “give them a fish or teach them how to fish” picture. Parents are probably receiving some fish on Sundays at your church and that is a good thing. However, our overarching goal as Children’s Ministry leaders should be to teach them how to fish by continually coming back to the Gospel pond that is stocked with the riches of God’s wisdom. Come see what a Christ-Centered framework for parenting looks like in this session.
Leading Kids to Christ
Connie Zinn, Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, Samaritan’s Purse
Come and learn how to share the story of Jesus to a generation. We will learn and practice how to share our faith.
Glenda Lopez, Member of Montrose Baptist, Montgomery Baptist Association VBS Coordinator and member of BCMD VBS Team
Miembro de la Iglesia Bautista de Montrose, y sirviendo con la Asociación Bautista de Montgomery como Coordinadora de EBV
To analyze the qualities and leadership of a teacher who is educated in the Gospel and we will discover the characteristics of each stage of the child’s development in order to teach him the biblical truths, fostering a ministry focused on the Gospel.
Analizaremos las cualidades y el liderazgo de un maestro centrado en el Evangelio y descubriremos las características de cada etapa dedesarollo del niño para enseñarle las verdades bíblicas, fomentando un ministerio centrado en el Evangelio.
Kathy Kim, Education Pastor for NewSpring Church, Interim Children’s Pastor at Global Mission & Founder of 4GenerationsNow
차 세대의 리더를 세우는 4Generations Now의 디렉터 현재 뉴스프링 교회 교육 사역자 워싱턴 지구촌교회 인트림 어린 사역자
1) Helping Children See God’s Grand Story of the Old Testament to Jesus in a Chronological order
구약부터 신약까지 큰 그림 그려주기
구약과 신약 성경을 연대기 별로 정리하여 줌으로 어린이들이 성경에 관심을 가지며 읽을 수 있도록 도와 줍니다
2) Helping Children Understand how the Old Testament Embodies the New Testament
신약과 구약을 연결 시켜 주기
신약에 이루어진 사건들이 어떻게 구약 성경의 성취인지 가르쳐 줌으로 어린이들이 성경을 이해 하며 읽도록 도와 줍니다
3) Helping Children See the Map of Christian Journey
신앙 여정의 큰 지도 보여 주기
구원 후에 어떤 단계들을 거쳐 성장하며 어떻게 영향력있는 제자의 삶을 살아야 할지 방향과 목표를 설정해 줍니다
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