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.

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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.

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Ask us 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! Talk to us on freephone 0508 423 836 or email us at


Certificate of Childrens Ministry


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


Hook into the Book

The Bible is an exciting but challenging book! Explore creative and innovative ways to bring the Bible to life and encourage children to encounter God.

Faith Formation

Learn what to expect from children of different ages and stages of development and how to meet them where they are.

Being Our Best

Explore ways to encourage positive behavior in our programmes. This workshop will provide practical ideas and strategies for working with children, particularly those who may struggle in structured or learning environments.

Tell it like it is

Story telling is a vital tool for anyone working with children. Explore how 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 using lots of practical ideas. Also explore ways to encourage prayer to happen with families in the home, and with different generations within the church family.


Discover ways to build strong relationships with children and how from that children’s relationship with God can grow.




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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