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Recorded Workshops/Webinars

Trauma Informed Ministry, Part 2

Guest Presenter: Rev. Christy M. White

Trauma Informed Ministry, Part 1

Guest Presenter: Rev. Christy M. White

Kids Min Zoom 3/3

What We Have Learned and Where We Are Going

Conversation about re-opening in-person kids min among other things, questions included:

  • What have we learned over the past year?
  • What are the questions we have?
  • What are the questions we have about in-person kids min?
  • What are the best practices we have come across?

This conversation is less about answers and more filled with thoughtful questions and ideas about next steps. Watch the video or download the questions and responses here.

Caring for the Mental Health of Children

Guest Presenter: Lauren Victor, LMSW

Appropriate for leaders who work with children and youth and their parents/caregivers.

Upcoming Events

Find information for upcoming events related to children, youth, family, and intergenerational ministries here. Events may be local, global, or international. They may be free or fee-based. They may be one-time or on-going. If you have a suggestion for an event to be added to this list, please contact Kathy Pittenger.

Recorded workshops/webinars hosted by the Michigan Conference will also be posted here.



Register for Kid Min Zooms here

2022 Children's Ministry Leader Cohorts

The 2022 Children's Ministry Cohorts will focus on creating space for trying new ideas and processing learning with other children's ministry/faith formation leaders. The cohort will be geared for ministry with children, but anyone who is interested in the topics is welcome to join. There are two cohort options. Learn more here.

The Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators is hosting a conference in February 2022 for faith formation leaders. The in-person conference is in Chicago, IL. They are also offering a virtual option which includes worship services, plenaries, awards presentations, corporation meeting, and the 50 years + one anniversary celebration, plus your choice of eight predetermined workshops. Since the UMC does not currently have a conference for faith formation leaders, APCE is a good alternative.

Do.Love.Walk Collective

Leadership Seminar for New Children's Ministers with Melanie Gordon

The Winter Session begins January 18th

Learn more and register here

PRC- Practical Resources for Churches

Previously recorded webinars for a variety of topics by a variety of speakers.

Post-Pandemic Webinar Series

Videos and resources from the 2021 webinar series can be found here.