Training Ground Conference
Training Ground Conference
Training Ground Conference
Training Ground Conference

Conference Sessions


Building Blocks

Tangible Steps toward Disciple-Making in Kids

In the Great Commission, Jesus commands us to "go and make disciples" (Matthew 28:19). We want to follow His command, but we sometimes struggle to know where to start with kids. How do we break down concepts like  omniscience or stewardship or faith with seven-year-olds? Is it even possible? When we build a solid foundation, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Join us as we explore some of the building blocks that can be used at every age level to fulfill Jesus' call to make disciples.

Creative Worship for Kids

Connecting Kids with the Divine

Discover how to help kids express their faith and encounter God through in creative and active avenues.  Launching from a framework of how to hear and discern the voice of God, you'll have the opportunity to try out a number of worship stations that engage multisensory learning and help Christ-followers of all ages enter into meaningful worship and prayer.  You'll leave energized with new ideas and refreshed by time with your Savior!


Extending Faith formation Into the home.

The Church is uniquely gifted to instill faith in kids and be a catalyst for spiritual growth, but the reality is our exposure to kids is limited. We need to extend our reach by activating families to become aware of their responsibility to disciple their kids. Partnering with parents can sometimes seem like an elusive ideal but with intentional investment in your strategy, this can become one of the most important investments you will make in your ministry. In this interactive session we will talk about the need for this partnership with parents, the difficulties you may face and consider some ideas to help you develop an approach.

Extending Capacity Through Leadership Development

I've never heard anyone in ministry say, "We have enough volunteers". Maybe we're approaching the volunteer issue from a needs basis vs. an equipping and retention approach. I've never heard a leader say, I have more than enough time to do what I need to do. In this session we will look at volunteer recruitment and development from a leadership development perspective. In addition we will consider some key strategies as a leader that will help you build and develop your team. We'll consider how you can maximize your bandwidth as a leader and at the same time grow and retain a world class team.