Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Here's Help To Make Your Volunteers Thrive...

There’s no shortage of great children’s ministry conferences. But usually they’re too expensive and too far away for your volunteers to experience their power.

Imagine if there was a Kidmin conference that was close enough and affordable enough that you could bring your entire volunteer team. Imagine if that very same conference had many of the same speakers as the other national conferences like Reggie Joiner, Sue Miller or me. Imagine the bonding and growth that your team could experience as you learn how to more effectively embody Christ for the kids in your ministry.

We imagined too. And we crafted the Illuminate Conference because we wanted this dream to be reality. It’s the opportunity for you to make the affordable, powerful investment you’ve wanted in your volunteers.

Thousands of church staff, leaders, and volunteers hungry to experience this same dream will gather in cities all across the United States for this premier children’s ministry event.This is the “volunteer-focused” conference where you’ll hear from internationally-known kidmin leaders who will equip, encourage, and empower your ministry teams. This is the kidmin conference where bringing your entire volunteer team is not only encouraged but actually possible. This is Illuminate.

I've told you the what... Here's the where...

Birmingham, AL – Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
1114 Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35209

Austin, TX – Saturday, February 2, 2013

Gateway Church
7104 McNeil Dr.
Austin, TX 78729

Nashville, TN – Saturday, February 16, 2013

Longhollow Baptist Church
3031 Long Hollow Pike
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Saturday, March 2, 2013

Church by the Glades
400 Lakeview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071

Memphis – Saturday, April 6, 2013

Central Church
2005 Winchester Boulevard
Collierville, Tennessee 38017

Don’t worry Kids Pastors, directors, and staff. Although this is a “volunteer” conference, we haven’t forgotten about you either. We have specific breakouts for you that will challenge you in your leadership and the issues you encounter in your unique ministry position.

Speakers this year include:
Reggie Joiner: Orange - Cumming, GA
Sue Miller: Orange - Cumming, GA
Jim Wideman: World Outreach Church - Murfreesboro, TN
Gina McClain: Faith Promise, Knoxville, TN
Jonathan Cliff: Athens Church - Athens, GA
Matt McKee: Orange/ROAR - Cumming, GA
Jason Underhill: Long Hollow Baptist Church - Hendersonville, TN
Jenny Golden: Church of the Highlands - Birmingham, AL
Meaghan Wall: Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, TX
Dan Scott: Orange - Cumming, GA
Kenny Conley: Gateway Church - Austin, TX
Adam Duckworth: First Baptist Ft. Lauderdale - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Andy Savage: High Point Church - Memphis, TN
Dale Hudson: Christ Fellowship - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jenny Funderburke: West Bradenton Baptist Church -Bradenton, FL
Amy Fenton: People's Church - Franklin, TN
Cass Brannon: Calvary Baptist Church - Tuscaloosa, AL
Annette Boorman: Hill Country Bible Church - Austin, TX

What an incredible lineup! You can read the bios of this year's communicators here.

You can see all the breakouts here.

These are just a few of the breakouts, more will be listed on the breakout by the end of the week. So much great content. How amazing is this for volunteers? Why wouldn't a church send as many volunteers as possible to engage in this kind of conference?

I'm excited about being a part of 2 of the 5 events. Go ahead and sign up now and take advantage of the early bird discounts for each event. Get all the details here
So what are you waiting on? Go ahead and register now!

1 comment:

  1. Just saw this and I am so excited that Illuminate will be in Memphis!!! I am putting it on my calendar and will work on getting our volunteers there!yay!!!!