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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 

INSIDE THE MIND OF A PRE-SCHOOLER

Find out more about pre-school children’s spirituality and how to design a programme and environment to meet their needs and answer their questions.

Led by Hannah Medland

B1 

EXPLORING GOD THROUGH CREATIVE PLAY

Discover how to use art, music and dramatic play to encourage pre-school children to explore and share their understanding of God and His world.

Led by Colette Stevens

C1 

PRACTICAL STORYTELLING TIPS

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

Led by Hannah Medland

Primary-aged Children

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

 

A2 

PRAYER SPACES

Interactively explore meaningful and creative ways to engage children in connecting with God, acknowledging we are all on a spiritual journey together.  

Led by Anna Davis

B2

LET’S BUILD IT!

Explore fun ways to use construction toys in children’s ministry. We’ll mainly use K’Nex, but the same principles apply to anything from Lego to newspaper.

Led by Neville Gardner

C2 

ACT IT

Discover how to draw primary-aged kids into the Bible through drama and role play.

Led by Ben Fountain

A3 

SUPPORTING GRIEVING CHILDREN

An exploration of how children grieve, and some strategies to support them.

Led by Raewyn Hewitt

B3

THE BATTLE FOR BOYS

Discover how to win boys over and get them engaged and involved in your programme.

Led by John Burgess

C3 

CRAFTY TIMES

Collaborative crafts that help children engage with the Bible making it more memorable.  

Led by Wendy Joyes 

A4 

GROWING GAMES

Experience some fun games that take the pain out of growing community and building a greater sense of belonging.

Led by Nigel Winder

B4

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

C4

MY STORY, GOD’S STORY

Learn the power of telling God’s story through our own stories of faith, and help our children do the same.

Led by Paul Dadd

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.

A5 

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

B5

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 Amber Parry-Strong

C5 

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

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

Led by Liz Eichler

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.

 

A6 

GOING SLOW

Discover ways to help our tweens connect more deeply with God.

Led by Jannah Dennison

 

 

B6

CONNECTING

Positively engaging with community unchurched intermediate-aged youth whilst simultaneously discipling those who are part of the church whānau.

Led by Andy Aldridge

 

C6

SKILLS FOR LIFE

Explore how to help intermediates see their questions as a healthy part of faith, and not expect the Bible to be a tidy, systematic, pre-packaged book with all the answers.  

Led by Paul Humphreys

 

Family and Whanau

This track is for people who want to work with families and whanau, either in the church or community.

A7 

LIVING IN THE CITY AIN’T SO BAD

What it looks like to journey long-term as a family with those you live amongst. Ideas and stories to hear and learn from.

Led by Sacha Green & Liz Eichler  

B7

FAITH ON FIRE

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

Led by Nancy Green

C7 

FAMILY CONNECTIONS

A fresh perspective on partnering with parents. Engaging the church and home to have the greatest impact on the lives of our children.

Led by Nathan Dawson & Floyd Edwards

Specialist Ministry Areas

This track is for people who want to dig into certain issues or topics. These workshops are for all leaders, from experienced through to those just starting out.

A8 

ĀPŌPŌ - THE NEXT DAY

Discover some simple Biblical tools to engage in meaningful conversations with children, young people and adults around mental wellbeing and suicide.

Led by Paul Humphreys

B8

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

C8 

SPECIAL NEEDS

Ensure your programme is accessible and welcoming for all.

Led by Sue Perry

Senior Leadership Track

These topics are for experienced team leaders who want to understand themselves and the way they lead.  

 

A9

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

B9

A FOREVER FAITH (PART 2)

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

Led by Hilary Hague

C9 

LEADERS WHO LAST

Be in it for the long haul without burning out. Learn to self-care and prioritise so everyone can benefit.

Led by Hayley Balmer

 

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