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PCA Children’s Ministry Conferences

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

TRINITY PCA • Rochester, MN • April 28, 2018

At this conference, the main sessions will focus on “How Theology is the Foundation for Children’s Ministry” and “How to Teach Theology to Your Children.” You will also have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops on topics such as:

  • How parents can best teach the Bible in their homes

  • How to best use the Children’s Worship Curriculum

  • How to use Children’s Ministry for Outreach

  • Nursery Ministry

Who should attend an ESTABLISHED conference?

  • Children’s Bible Teachers, Sunday School Teachers, and Classroom helpers
  • Children’s Ministry Directors and Staff
  • Church Leadership
  • Parents
  • Youth Helpers
  • 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
  • Bethany Belue, CDM

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Conference Details

Registration:  $60  $30 (reduced by the generosity of donors) includes Saturday lunch

If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy at kwargo@pcanet.org or 678-825-1132.

Speakers:

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.

Bethany Belue graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in early childhood education. She has served on staff with 2 large PCA churches as the Children’s Director, Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City and Oak Mountain Presbyterian in Birmingham.  She currently works at CDM as the Executive Assistant to Stephen Estock and Certification Administrator.  She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Dustin.

 

Workshops:

How parents can best teach the Bibles in their homes

How to best use the Children’s Worship Curriculum

How to use Children’s Ministry for Outreach

Nursery Ministry

Location: Rochester, Minnesota

Trinity Presbyerian Church
2577 Schaeffer Lane NE, Rochester, MN 55906

507-282-6377

Conference Schedule:

Saturday, April 28, 2018

9:30–10:30 am:  Plenary Session 1 – Our Theology Makes a Difference:  Reformed and Covenantal Theology is foundational for ministry to children

10:30–10:45 am:  Break (coffee and browse book resources)

10:45–11:45 am:

Workshop #1

  • Parenting:  Teaching the Word to Your Children at Home
  • Children’s Worship: Training in Spirit and in Truth

11:45 am–12:30 pm:  Lunch

12:30–1:30 pm:  Plenary Session 2 – The Covenant Promise

1:30–2:30 pm:

Workshop #2

  • The Church: Reaching Out and Teaching All the Children
  • Nursery Ministry: Priority Nurture and Training

2:30–3:00 pm: Closing Session – Psalm 78: Prayer and Hope For Moving Forward

Suggested Hotel:

Hampton Inn Rochester

1755 South Broadway

Rochester, MN 55904

507-287-9050

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