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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.

 

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Kids Min Zooms

Kids Min Zooms are on the first and third Wednesday of the month from September - May.

Unless otherwise specified, zooms are at 10am and 7pm (eastern). Guest speakers are at 10am only. A summary (or sometimes recording) and discussion is at 7pm).

Recordings from Kids Min Zooms (when they are recorded) are available at the bottom of this page.

Register for Kid Min Zooms here

 

2023 winter kids min zooms schedule
Childrens Faith Formation

2023 Faith Formation Cohorts

Are you a faith formation leader looking for a place to connect with other leaders for ideas and support? Learn about and register for a 2023 cohort today!

Faith Formation Leadership Academy

Equipping faith formation leaders in United Methodist Churches as they guide and support Christ’s disciples in the work of loving God and loving neighbor. Offered by the Rio Texas Conference of The UMC. Learn more here.

Sustainable Children's Ministry Cohort

A cohort led by Annette Safstrom from Ministry Architects and co-author of the book Sustainable Children's Ministry is leading a cohort with six live sessions, catalyst calls, and more. Learn more here.

2023 APCE Annual Event

2023 APCE Annual Event, “Unforced Rhythms of Grace”.

Ministry in the time of a pandemic has been exhausting.

“Are you tired?” Yes!
“Worn out?” Like a rug.
“Burned out on religion?” I serve in a church, don’t I?

Come.

January 25-28, 2023, either in person in Birmingham, Alabama, or via AE Online.

Learn more here.

Forma 2023

The Annual Conference is an opportunity for Forma to encourage and develop Christian educators, inside and outside the Episcopal tradition, to grow in how they educate and minister. This year, our theme is "Called to Covenant." Our four plenaries will be focusing on how we are called, through Micah 6:8, to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God."

January 17-19, 2023
Join us onsite in Alexandria, Virginia and online (see full schedule for online offerings)

Learn more here.

PRC- Practical Resources for Churches

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

summer post pandemic webinar series

Post-Pandemic Webinar Series

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

Recorded Workshops and Webinars

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.

Children and Worship

Guest Presenter: Melanie C. Gordon
www.dolovewalk.co

Slideshow

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.

Trauma Informed Ministry, Part 1

Guest Presenter: Rev. Christy M. White

Trauma Informed Ministry, Part 2

Guest Presenter: Rev. Christy M. White

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