Discount Code for CM Leaders Conference!!

Discount Code for CM Leaders Conference!!

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:

“To lead in Children’s Ministry, one must master the art of leadership. We believe there are three core areas of leadership development essential to a healthy Children’s Ministry. We find these core skill sets evident in ministries demonstrating evidence of God’s blessing. The study of these arts begin a process of leadership and growth in areas with specific challenges to anyone serving in Children’s Ministry.

Three Arts Essential to CM Leaders:

  1. Develop – walking in faith, developing self, developing others
  2. Lead – casting vision, creating strategy, navigating change
  3. Disciple – identifying leaders, training them to serve, releasing them to lead”
Sounds pretty promising, huh?  Leadership is something you can never learn enough about, and I’m excited to be learning it along-side men and women who know what it’s like to be involved in ministry, whether it’s full-time, part-time, or on a volunteer basis.
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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.

A Few More Details

CM Leaders conference is held September 13th and 14th.  You can check out the full schedule here and can register here.  Hope to see you there!!