Recently, I traveled across the country to attend The Gathering in California — a gathering focused on the Tru curriculum by David C. Cook. While I was there, I met some amazing people and was deeply inspired by the heart and soul that go into making a quality program for churches. It was great to talk with fellow Children’s Ministry workers and hear about what God is doing all over the world. It was a lot of fun, but I wasn’t crazy about being so far away from my family.
When I heard that the CM Leaders conference was going to be in Columbus, OH this year — only a few hours from my Erie, PA home, I was excited. Then, when I heard Michael Chanley was looking for a blogger team for the event, I got even more excited! I got registered a few days ago and am now trying to convince my husband to come on out with me.
You Should Come Too!
Oh yeah, and I’m hoping you’ll (my readers) will come on out too! Here’s what the conference is all about:
Everything INCM does stems from our purpose statement: serve | serve | serve. Simply put, we exist to serve God and to serve those called to serve His children. The CM Leaders Conference exists to serve the church by training those called to serve in Children’s Ministry in the arts of leadership specific to our calling.
This new conference is specifically designed for those who lead in some capacity in children’s ministry. Here is some information Michael shared about the idea behind the conference:
Three Arts Essential to CM Leaders:
- Develop – walking in faith, developing self, developing others
- Lead – casting vision, creating strategy, navigating change
- Disciple – identifying leaders, training them to serve, releasing them to lead”
How About a Discount?
Michael has so kindly passed on a discount code for the readers of Growing Kids Ministry to use (yipee!). Use the CODE lindseywhitney to get 50% off registration if you register before August 15th.