Children's Ministry has always been full of individuals who have a passion and gift for loving, reaching, and teaching children. Our kids need those who are gifted in teaching and pointing the way to Christ in a way that captivates their heart and motivates them to become life-long followers of Christ.
However, the role of Children's Pastor/Kids Ministry Director has significantly shifted in the past decade or so. The qualifications and expectations for those leading the Children's Ministry Departments has moved from "must be great with kids" to "MUST be a leader of leaders." There's just no escaping it. If you want to be a world-changer in Kidmin - you MUST sharpen your leadership skills.
INCM (the organization that brings you CPC each year) recognized this as a desperate need. They created CM Leaders to help develop this generation of Kidmin Leaders and help them raise their level of leadership skills. Let's face it - the only way to reach our full potential as Kidmin Leaders is to be able to pour the passion we have for Kids into others who can join the effort!
I am very honored to have been asked to speak at CM Leaders in Columbus, OH this September 13-14, 2012. There is an incredible lineup of speakers including Sam Luce, Phil Vischer, Mike Johnson, Larry Fowler, Marie Kuck, Margaret Feinberg, Michael Chanley, and many others. (see full list of speakers HERE)
It is affordable. In fact, you can't afford to miss it! The great people of INCM are giving my blog readers a special promo code to save BIG - get your registration for only $99 (regularly $207) by using the code highvoltage during checkout (make sure you click the "apply coupon" button).