Childrens Ministry


Inspirational and relevant training for children and families ministry


WAY2GO annual conferences and local trainings designed around your needs provide innovative and effective ideas for children’s ministry in New Zealand. 



Annual Conferences

Annual conferences

One-day WAY2GO Conferences in the second term of every year provide inspiring, relevant and effective ideas for children’s ministry along with opportunity for fellowship and networking. The workshop-based conference covers topics for preschool, primary, family and all-age ministry. WAY2GO will equip you to help children grow in their faith - whether you work in church, community-based programmes, kids clubs, school settings or camps.   



 Customised local training

Customised local training

As well as our WAY2GO conferences we hold smaller customised local training events called WAY2GO Focused. To check out our latest WAY2GO Focused events see below.


See upcoming WAY2GO Focused events


Ask Scripture Union NZ to run a WAY2GO Focused children and families’ ministry training programme in your own church at a time that suits you. You choose the workshops and provide the venue and morning and afternoon tea. We will do the rest!

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CHIFAM Certificate

Certificate of Children’s Ministry

The Certificate of Children’s Ministry is quality training focusing on the essential skills that help children grow in their faith, whether they are in church or community-based programmes, kids clubs, school settings or camps.

The Certificate is made up of six workshops. Three of the workshops are offered each year at WAY2GO Conferences, and you can complete the Certificate in any two-year period. We can also run workshops at other times if there is enough interest. Just ask us!


Certificate of Children’s Ministry Workshops



Ages and Stages

Learn what to expect from children of different ages and stages of development. This will include some faith development.


Hook Into the Book

Discover creative and innovative ways to engage children with the Bible in ways that will help them meet God through its pages.


Positive Discipline

Explore a range of practical ideas and strategies to help you manage children’s behaviour.



Discover ways to build strong relationships with children in order to help them grow in their own relationship with God.


Tell it Like it is

Story telling is a vital tool for anyone working with children. Learn a variety of ways to make this essential part of any Bible programme exciting and memorable.


Prayer Zone

Explore what it means for children to develop a deep relationship with God through prayer, including lots of practical advice and ideas to help it happen.


What participants said about WAY2GO

“Fun, inspiring and excellent. Full of ideas I will be using.”

“Really though-provoking. An absolute highlight.”

“I head up my children’s ministry team and it was so encouraging to be somewhere where I learnt how to lead them well.”

“I had a fantastic day. Very encouraging. It has ignited new passion.”

“Well organized, very relevant and very God-based. It was a privilege to be here.”


Whether you are new to children’s ministry or an experienced leader you will be encouraged by inspirational teaching and practical ideas to help children discover Jesus and grow in faith.

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