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Meet our Michigan Conference Children’s Initiatives Coordinator
Ministry with children in our churches and communities is important and vital to families and healthy churches. Rev. Kathy is here to encourage, empower, equip, engage with, educate, and help local churches evaluate their ministry with children and families. She is also passionate about creating and implementing intentional discipleship systems for all ages. Rev. Kathy will be traveling the state (both physically and virtually) to learn about the needs and dreams for children’s ministry across our Conference. Please feel free to reach out to Kathy if you need support, ideas, encouragement, support, or resources for children’s ministry in your church.
office: 517.347.4030 x 4077
Planning Your Ministry Year
Feel like you are always rushing at the last minute? Need a reset? Just starting out in children's/youth ministry and not sure where to begin? Come to "The Basics of Planning and Leading a Year in Children/Youth Ministry" on Wednesday, July 31st from 10am - 3pm at the Michigan Conference Center in Lansing. Learn more here.
Children's Ministries at Annual Conference
Several areas of Children's Ministries are highlighted at the Michigan Annual Conference 2019. Learn more about Praygrounds/Grace Space, Welcoming Children in Worship, Christian Education Sunday, Grants, and more here. Also included are dates for upcoming events and workshops that are relevant for Children's Ministry Leaders and volunteers.
Childhood Trauma and Crisis
The world can seem like a big and scary place. This morning we learn of more acts of horrible violence in Christchurch, New Zealand. Learn more about resources for children affected by trauma, crisis, and loss.
Protection Policy Template for Local Churches
The Michigan Conference Protection Policy Team and staff liaisons have been working on creating resources for local churches to support and guide their work in keeping children, youth, vulnerable adults and those who work with them safe. The Protection Policy Template for local churches to adapt can be downloaded here: Protection Policy Template for Local Churches
This policy must be adapted for the local church and it is recommended that the church consults with their insurance company and attorney to ensure it is complete and adequate for the local church context.
Looking for ideas and support?
Whether you have been serving in Children’s Ministries for one week or 50 years, you are invited to join the Michigan Conference Children’s Ministry Facebook Group. Please also share this group with those in your congregation who work with children. Then bring your questions, best practices, stories, and encouragement.