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Top 13 Children’s Ministry Conferences for 2019 in the U.S.

Here are the top 13 children's ministry conferences for 2019 in the United States. Get the training, refreshment, and encouragement you so deserve.

Children’s Ministry Conferences for 2019

In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” We put together this list of the top 12 children’s ministry conferences for 2019 in the United States so you can get the training, refreshment, and encouragement you so deserve in 2019. This is a multi-denominational list in chronological order because the church is multi-denominational.


Children’s Pastors Conference

Being a Children’s Ministry leader takes a lot of energy, and it’s also easy to become discouraged or tired. We’ve created a world-class event that is uniquely designed for you, so that you can thrive in the calling that God has put in your life.

Dates: January 15-17, 2019
Location: Orlando, Florida
Sponsored by: International Network of Children’s Ministry
Speakers: Bob Goff, Lisa Harper, Beth Guckenberger, Robert Madu, Annie Downs, and more

The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry

Despite the latest programs and methods, many church leaders express fear that they are not discipling today’s kids to stand firm in their faith in the coming days. Is your church prepared to raise and equip young people to thrive in their faith?

Dates: January 24, 2019
Location: Houston, Texas
Sponsored by: Awana
Speakers: Matt Markins, President/COO of Awana, Nick Bethea Children’s Pastor at Cross Church – Arkansas


Children’s Ministry Expo

Whether your church has 50 or 5,000, you’ll find something to help you effectively reach kids for Christ. A great hands-on experience to see, hear and touch all sorts of tools to help you provide services to kids and their families. Meet local Christian Entertainers you can afford, listen to informative speakers who will help equip you, look at new curriculum samples and get other great ideas for your ministry.

Dates: February 1, 2019
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sponsored by: Children’s Ministry Expo
Speakers: John Tasch, David Rausch, Marie Kuck, Yancy, and others.

FourFiveSix’s Preteen Leaders’ Online Conference

At this unique conference experience, teams from around the world will discover: why the preteen years are a unique window of opportunity for ministry leaders, how to multiply the effects of ministry to preteens, creative ideas to take preteen ministry to the next level, and more.

Dates: February 21-22, 2019
Location: Online
Sponsored by: FourFiveSix
Speakers: Patrick Snow, Sean Sweet, Melissa Macdonald, Dan Scott, Becki and Gordon West, and others.

Focus ’19 

The theme for 2019 is “Go Beyond” at the Church of God Kidmin Leadership Training Conference. 

Dates: February 28 – March 2, 2019
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Sponsored by: Church of God
Shane Cooke, Randy Christensen, Heather Quagliana, and others.