“He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God…” — Psalm 78:5-7
RIDGE HAVEN Conference & Retreat Center • Brevard, NC • April 10-12, 2018
At this leadership training retreat, you will have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops on:
Recruiting, Training And Retaining Your Children’s Ministry Labor Force
Choosing The Right Curriculum For Every Age Group
Developing A Ministry Team To Work With Families And Church Leadership
Child Safety Policy Development
Special Needs Training To Fit Your Church’s Needs
Nursery Planning And Enhancement
Reaching Out To Your Community’s Children
Spiritual Growth Amid Ministry Mayhem
…and much more
Who should attend an ESTABLISHED conference?
- Children’s Ministry Directors and Staff
- Children’s Bible Teachers and Classroom helpers
- Church Leadership
- Nursery Coordinators
- …and anyone willing to be more involved in “telling the next generation!”
Special Training from:
- Stephen Estock, CDM Coordinator
- Sue Jakes, CDM Children’s Ministry Coordinator
- Steve Collins, Director of Adults Protecting Children
- Ashley Belknap, Director of PCA Special Needs Ministry
- B.A. Snider, Marketing Director/Great Commission Publications
- CDM’s Children’s Ministry Team
Registration: Begins on November 15, 2017
If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-825-1132.
Stephen Estock is Coordinator for the PCA Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM). A former USAF officer, he has been in pastoral ministry for 20 years, serving churches in Montgomery, AL and St. Louis, MO. Stephen has also been an adjunct professor at Birmingham Theological and Covenant Theological Seminaries. His Ph.D. is in education, with an emphasis on competency-based learning and leadership training. He and his wife, Susan, have three children and live in Atlanta, GA.
Sue Jakes is mother of four, grandmother of eight, and lives in Atlanta, GA where she serves as Children’s Ministry Coordinator for the Presbyterian Church in America’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries. She is also a teacher trainer and consultant for Great Commission Publications and the PCA’s Special Needs Ministry. She has served as director of children’s ministry at Covenant PCA in Fayetteville, GA and is now serving as children’s director at Westminster PCA in Atlanta. Sue received a Masters Degree in Education from West Georgia College, taught in the public schools for seven years and home-schooled for twenty-two years. She has been teaching children, youth, and women’s groups in the church for over thirty-five years. Sue Jakes is co‑author of “Heart of the Home”, a Bible Study ministry for moms and Teach Me To Worship, CDM’s children’s church online curriculum.
B.A. Snider has more than 20 years’ experience as a children’s director in PCA churches ranging in size from 200 to 4,000 but finds her passion is the same no matter how many children she’s serving. Show the children Jesus. B.A. began her formal ministry as a children’s director and consultant in 1993, but she has taught and led music for children since she was in junior high school. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and taught college until the Lord called her to seminary and full-time ministry. She graduated with a master’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia International University. Speaking at conferences, consulting with leadership, and training teachers brought her to Great Commission Publications in 2014 as the Children’s Ministry Consultant and Marketing Director.
Bethany Belue graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in early childhood education. After a brief stint with Campus Outreach, she moved to NYC to join the children’s ministry team at Redeemer Presbyterian Church and eventually became the Children’s Director for their West Side congregation. In 2014 she became Children’s Director at Oak Mountain Presbyterian in Birmingham, AL, followed by working for CDM.
Ashley Belknap serves as the Director of Engaging Disability (the Special Needs Ministry of the PCA). A gifted communicator with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary, Ashley has the ability to tackle challenging issues with creative and practical ministry applications. She served for four years as Director of Women’s Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson MS, where she led a wide variety of ministry initiatives. As the mother of a son with autism, Ashley has a personal passion to see families touched by disability reached with the good news of the gospel. Ashley and her husband, John, have three children and reside in Brandon, MS.
Steve Collins is the Founder and Executive Director of Adults Protecting Children, which trains adults in how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Steve has comprehensive experience training adults and working with organizations in how to prevent the sexual abuse of children. His experience includes developing and implementing child protection policies. I have expertise in how communities can create child protection initiatives that can train enough adults in that community that the culture of the community is changed and becomes a safer place to raise children.
Workshops will be posted by November 15, 2017.
Brevard, North Carolina
215 Ridge Haven Road
Brevard, NC 28712
877-862-3916 (toll free)
Tuesday, April 10: Begins at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 11: All day – workshops, speakers, free time
Thursday, April 12: Ends at 11 am