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Workshops

Choose three workshops, one from each time slot, A, B & C.

 

 

WORKSHOP A

WORKSHOP B

WORKSHOP C

Preschoolers

 

Choose from this track if you want to learn more about preschoolers.

 

 

 

 

 

A1

GOD AND US

Learn what preschoolers need to know about God and how to help them do so.

Led by Nigel Winder

 

 

 

B1 

INTERACTIVE BIBLE

Discover tips and techniques for communicating God's Big Story in ways that engage and thrill preschoolers in your ministry.

Led by Marina Seager

 

C1 

CRAFT WITH A PURPOSE

Explore a range of simple crafts that help preschoolers engage with God.

Led by Marina Seager

 

 

 

Primary-aged Children

 

Choose any of these topics if you work with primary-aged children.

 

A2 

MY STORY, GOD’S STORY

Learn the power of telling God’s story through your own story and help the children you work with do the same.

Led by Paul Dadd

 

 

B2 

MORE THAN A CURRICULUM

Faith formation in children that steps beyond the educational model of a set curriculum  Helpful tips and strategies to get you started.

Led by Andrew Ramsbottom

C2 

FAITH ON FIRE

Hot tips on how churches can support and equip families to ignite faith at home.

Led by Nancy Green

 

 

 

A3 

TIS THE SEASON...

Discover ways to maximise key events on the church calendar like Advent, Lent and others by incorporating them into your programmes.

Led by Liz Eichler

 

B3 

MIND THE GAP

How does an ancient book speak to today’s child? Explore ways to bridge the gap by equipping children to read the Bible slowly and thoughtfully.

Led by Annette Osborne

C3 

TECHNO TIPS

Get some top tips on using technology to enhance communication, improve your planning and deliver more visually appealing programmes.

Led by Mark Herring

 

Children’s Ministry Certificate

 

This track is part of our Children’s Ministry Certificate which develops essential skills in children’s ministry. See the website for further details. You do not need to do the whole certificate to enrol in these workshops.

 

 

 

 

A4 

HOOK INTO THE BOOK

Explore a variety of creative and innovative ways to encourage children to meet God through the Bible.

Led by Andrew Ramsbottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

B4 

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

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

Led by Liz Eichler

 

 

 

 

 

 

C4 

FAITH FORMATION

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

Led by Cheryl Harray

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediates

 

Ministry to intermediates is a different mix of skills and practices than ministry to children or youth. Choose any of the following topics if you want to learn more about working with 10- to 12-year-olds during their intermediate years.

 

A5 

THEIR BRAINS ARE CHANGING – HELP!

Let’s explore what intermediates’ brains are doing and use the way they learn and engage to help make their faith stick.

Led by Lizzie Moore

 

 

 

 

B5 

JOIN THE DOTS

David and Goliath, Jonah and Jesus -these are well-known parts of the Bible, but let’s help our young people understand the Bible as a whole. Let’s explore how to do that together.

Led by Brad Kelderman

 

 

C5 

EYES ON THE HORIZON

We want to provide a space to think long term about faith formation. What do we want our intermediates to have gained from their time with us and how do we get them there?

Led by Lizzie Moore

 

 

 

Big-Picture Ministry

 

This track is for people who want to think about big-picture topics. These workshops are for all leaders, from experienced through to those just starting out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A6 

INTERGEN CHURCH  

You’ve read the books, heard the talks, bought the t-shirt. Explore practical ways to build a strong foundation for an intergenerational church.  

Led by Diana Langdon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B6 

A FOREVER FAITH (PART 1)

How do we intentionally disciple our children in ways that last? This workshop covers the key elements of faith formation necessary for children to become lifelong disciples and explores ways to integrate a biblical view of discipleship and an understanding of contemporary  New Zealand culture.

Led by Hilary Hague

C6 

A FOREVER FAITH (PART 2)

(This is a two-part workshop. Participants must have done part one.)

Led by Hilary Hague

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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