Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CM Children's Ministry Conference - I'm Giving Tickets Away!

It is easy for people who serve in children's ministry to find themselves in one of two situations - or even both. We may end up feeling isolated and on our own. Or, we may feel like we know all we need to know and do not really need others. It is possible to feel both - alone, but not mind because we do not really think we need others anyway.

Obviously any - or all of these are unhealthy - for us and for our children's ministry. The truth is, no matter how long we have been serving in children's ministry, we do not know all there is to know. And, we do need others.

So, if you find yourself in any of the above situations - or not - I have great news for you! CM Connect is sponsoring a wonderful conference where you will meet others who serve in children's ministry, make friends and learn new things! And . . . I have ten yes ten (10) tickets to this conference which I am giving away . . . which means you can go for free! More on the tickets in a moment, but first, info on the conference . . . 

Who is speaking at this event?   Jim Wideman, Beth Guckenberger, Brad Tate, Yancy,
 Michael Chanley, Bo Harrington, Chad Owens, Wayne Stocks and others to be added soon!
What the what? Why another Children's Ministry Conference?   Our community has 
asked us for several years to create an event to bring together the connections made 
online at CMConnect. Now, we have an opportunity to do so! More importantly, our event
 is going to bring together a very unique global perspective on children's ministry. All 
revenue raised from the event will go to support our nonprofit mission: CMConnect 
What do I get with registration?   Every registration (rego), will cover the cost of training
 for at least one other children's ministry leader in a less resourced region of the world...
 that's a huge deal! Additionally, your rego will also provide a free year of CM+ training, a
 value of over $1,500. You'll also get a super cool and super soft t-shirt of awesomeness!
Do you have group rates? Yes. In fact, we have designed our event to serve the needs of 
churches of all sizes. Therefore, we classify a group as being "where one or more are 
gathered" ... you get a group discount when you bring anywhere from 1 to 20+ guests 
with you.
What if I can't afford the cost of rego? Our event is designed to serve the local church. 
So long as we have room, we will do what we can to make it affordable for you to join us.
 Please do not hesitate to ask. It is important to us to help you get the training you need 
to be more effective in your ministry to children.
Can I bring my boss? Yes. If they are the Senior Pastor, or an Executive Pastor who 
oversees your Children's Ministry, then they can come for FREE! Contact us and we will get
 them registered!
Where are the rates? You can find rates byvisiting and 
clicking: "Register Now!" Group discounts show up when you select to add a guest.

This is a must-attend conference for anyone serving in children's ministry! Here is the specifics on the tickets I'm giving away . . . if you are over the age of 18 and would like to be entered in the drawing to win two tickets to the CM Children's Ministry Conference (one for you and one so you can bring a friend so they can learn, too), which will be on March 15, 2015, please comment below to let me know what you would most like to receive training on for your children's ministry!

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tow tickets to the CM Children's Ministry Conference and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and for sharing it with the people you know! 


  1. I would love to attend this conference! I'd like to receive more info on equipping & training awesome volunteers, as well as info on parent ministry. :)

  2. I would really like to learn how to structure my team for growth and how to utilize delegation.


    James Wilson