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Children’s Ministries at Annual Conference 2019


Michigan Annual Conference 2019

Highlights for Children’s Ministries! Click on the links to be directed to more information about each topic. For more information or questions about Ministry with Children, Intergenerational Ministry, or Discipleship Pathways contact Kathy Pittenger.

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Wondering about Praygrounds? Click on the image for information about Welcoming Children in Worship, including the Prayground/Grace Space
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Learn more about Christian Education Sunday and Grants for Children & Discipleship Ministries.
Wondering what to do for Pentecost? Looking to hire a new Children’s Ministry Director? New to Children’s Ministries? Click on the toolbox to visit the Children’s Ministry Toolbox with curated resources, ideas, and information for local churches.
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Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults is important work. Learn more about the Conference Protection Policy and resources for local churches.


Upcoming Events:

June 11 – Reflections on the Intergenerate Conference (Zoom) 10:00am
July 10 – Grand Rapids Children’s Ministry Network – 12:00pm – 2:00pm at First Congregational Church, Muskegon, MI
July 24 – Intentional Discipleship Systems with Children Cohort begins
July 31 – Children’s Ministry Planning Workshop – 10am – 3pm, Lansing, MI
September 21 – Greater Detroit District Conference – Children’s Ministry is the focus! Rochester St. Paul’s UMC
September 26 – Trauma Informed Training for Children & Youth Leaders (more information coming soon)
October 7 – Greater Detroit Children & Youth Leader Gathering, Royal Oak First UMC
October 19 – REACH Summit (One of the workshops will be about Children’s Ministry. Many other great opportunities.) Rochester St. Paul’s UMC

And more coming soon! For information about any of the above events, click on the link or contact Kathy Pittenger.

The Michigan Conference