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


BASS Church Workers Convention

The BASS Church Workers Convention is committed to educating, equipping and encouraging workers in Bay Area churches. Led by volunteers, BASS provides an inexpensive, high-quality educational conference during the first weekend of March. Featured KidMin tracks at the Bass Convention include Making the Bible Come Alive for Preschoolers, Object Lessons That Stick, VBS on a Low Budget, and more.

Dates: March 7-9, 2019
Location: Castro Valley, California
Sponsored by: BASS Church Workers Convention
Speakers: Sandi Flowers, Delanee Williams, Linda Racine, and others.

NW Mincon 2019 

NW MinCon started over 40 years ago as a “Christian Education Conference.” It quickly gained the reputation as a conference of excellence, offering an incredible hands-on experience at an affordable price for teams and churches all across the Pacific NW.

Dates: March 29-30, 2019
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Sponsored by: Northwest Ministry Conference
Speakers: Josh Denhart, Melissa J. MacDonald, Dr. Ron Hunter, Gloria Lee, and others.


Children’s Ministry Leadership Training ’19

The Children’s Ministry Leaders at your church (pastors, children’s ministry staff, volunteers in leadership roles, nursery coordinators.), are invited to CDM’s annual Children’s Ministry Leadership Retreat at the Ridge Haven Retreat Center at Brevard in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Come join a community of leaders of the PCA, who are passionate about reaching the next generation for Christ! David and Nancy Guthrie will join CDM’s Children’s Ministry Team to encourage and equip you with a biblical and theological understanding of Children’s Ministry.

Dates: April 9-11, 2019
Location: Brevard, North Carolina
Sponsored by: Presbyterian Church in America
Speakers: David and Nancy Guthrie, Ashley Belknap, Bethany Belue, and others.


Orange Conference

OC19 will be a challenge to remind each other that “It’s Personal” Learn what it takes to raise a generation that owns their own faith. Re-Align Your Team. Increase Your Influence. ReThink Leadership. Communicate More Clearly.

Dates: May 1-3, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsored by: Orange
Speakers: Reggie Joiner, Danielle Strickland, Ryan Leak, Bob Goff, and others.

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The Gathering

The Gathering is a unique, three-day event designed to connect you with God, empower you for the daily work of family ministry, and bring you into a like-minded community for ongoing encouragement. We feature dynamic main stage speakers, spiritually formative experiences, and compelling breakouts on family ministry, children’s ministry, student ministry, leadership, marriage, parenting and more.

Dates: May 7-9, 2019
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sponsored by: New Life Church
Speakers: Albert Tate, Dr. Michelle Anthony, Megan Marshman, and Tim Shepard


D6 2019

Recalibrate carries the meaning of repositioning, bringing in a more clear focus, zeroing in, and adjusting for more precision. It also suggests a course correction for those churches already featuring family ministry and for churches in which family ministry is brand new.

Dates: September 26-28, 2019
Location: Orlando, Florida
Sponsored by: Randall House
Speakers: Russell Moore, Pam Tebow, Jefferson Bethke, Lissy Rienow, and others.


Mega-Con 2019

The biggest, most affordable, audacious, exciting and out-of-the-box Kidmin Conference! Something BIG is coming! It’s time to rethink the kidmin conference. This experience will be like no other but at a fraction of the price.

Dates: October 1-3, 2019
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Sponsored by: Kidmin Nation
Speakers: To be announced

Etch 2019

ETCH Family Ministry Conference 2019 will help equip and inspire kids ministry, student ministry, family ministry, and next gen ministry leaders to not only survive, but to THRIVE. What does it look like to focus on the things that can help us thrive in our ministry? What does it look like for us as ministry leaders to help others thrive? We’ll be unpacking what it looks like to help parents, volunteers, and even ourselves thrive in family ministry.

Dates: October 7-9, 2019
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Sponsored by: Lifeway Christian Resources
Speakers: Jana Magruder, Ben Trueblood, and others TBA.