EQUIP Preschool Children

Date & Time

Saturday, August 16th
9:00am-3:00pm (cost $10 includes lunch) - must register

Breakout Sessions

Session 1 [10:00 AM]

RM 226

Beyond Babysiting—Making an Impact as a Preschool Teacher

Preschoolers are learning and developing at a fast pace….and yes you can teach them! Discover ways to make an impact in allowing little ones to learn about God’s word.

Kerri Meek
RM 228
Guiding Behavior

Find out why preschoolers and children misbehave at times and what you, as a teacher, can do to give direction. (repeated in Session 3)

Jerry
Vogel

Parlor
Sugar and Spice vs. Snips and Snails 

Today’s culture increasingly blurs gender lines. But God created boys and girls to be different…on purpose! Learn how to help kids develop clear gender identities and discover tools you can use for reaching and teaching both girls and boys.

Cindy Leach
RM 220
Children’s Bible Drill

Planning, promoting, and leading Children’s Bible Drill for grades 4-6. (repeated in Session 4)

Lucian Stohler
RM 221
VBS 2015 

Be one of the first to be introduced to LifeWay’s VBS 2015 theme, Biblical content, music, and more!

Jerry Wooley
RM 106
Special Needs Toolbox and Accommodations

This session will introduce basic resources and provide hands-on training to learn about and evaluate items to include in a special needs toolbox.

Carlton McDaniel

Session 2 [11:00 AM]

RM 227
Leading Kids to Christ without Bruising the Fruit

"When is a child ready to trust Christ?" Most leaders are concerned with "bruising the fruit" or wounding a child's heart. Jesus gives us ideas of what to look for in John 3:16. (repeated in session 4)

Jack Terrell
RM 228
Understanding the Preschoolers You Teach 

God has wired preschoolers to be and do things in a certain way. Does your approach to teaching match God's design? Come find out!

Jerry
Vogel

RM 226
Game Changers 

 Walk away with games you can use this Sunday to teach Bible skills to all ages. #Bibleskills4kidz (repeated in session 4)

Kerri Meek
RM 221
Finders, Keepers

With each passing ministry event, we discover more and more unchurched families. Discover ways to make a lasting impact as you connect unchurched families with the gospel and the church.

Jerry Wooley
RM 220
Speakers’ Tournament

Planning, promoting and leading Speakers’ Tournament for grades 10-12.

Lucian Stohler
RM 106
Help! I Have a Student in My Class with a Disability!

ADHD, ADD, special needs…..It’s not the question of “if” but “when” you will have a child with special needs visit and/or join your class. This session will teach you how to effectively minister to these children and their families. (repeated in session 4)

Carlton McDaniel

Sessions 3 [1:00 PM]

RM 228
Guiding Behavior 

Find out why preschoolers and children misbehave at times and what you, as a teacher, can do to give direction.

Jerry
Vogel

RM 226
Putting Feet to Their Faith 

Help kids discover who they are in Christ, develop spiritual disciplines, and learn how to use their gifts and talents to share the gospel.

Kerri Meek
Parlor
Sugar and Spice vs. Snips and Snails 

Today’s culture increasingly blurs gender lines. But God created boys and girls to be different…on purpose! Learn how to help kids develop clear gender identities and discover tools you can use for reaching and teaching both girls and boys.

Cindy Leach
RM 220
Youth and High School Bible Drill

Planning, promoting and leading Youth Bible Drill for grades 7-9 and High School Bible Drill for grades 10-12 in the local church.

Lucian Stohler
RM 221
Speak as a Child

Scripture, theology, and doctrine are weighty subjects that can easily be beyond the comprehension of many adults. So how can you bring these teachings down to a child’s level? Discover ways to insure what you say is not only heard but understood by children and adults alike.

Jerry Wooley
RM 106
Special Needs Kids and Assimilation

Is your ministry designed for kids to fit in or belong? Learn how to identify, evaluate, and organize their class/ministry to be more effective in assimilating both kids with special needs and their families.

Carlton McDaniel

Session 4 [2:00 PM]

RM 227
Leading Kids to Christ without Bruising the Fruit

"When is a child ready to trust Christ?" Most leaders are concerned with "bruising the fruit" or wounding a child's heart. Jesus gives us ideas of what to look for in John 3:16.

Jack Terrell
RM 228
Preschool Teachers Do Make a Difference

Teaching preschoolers can be challenging. It is also very rewarding. Before you decide to "give up," come and be reminded how God has equipped you to be a teacher of preschoolers.

Jerry
Vogel

RM 226
Ministry Beyond the Walls

Get ideas on how to build relationships with parents at the door and beyond.

Kerri Meek
RM 220
Children’s Bible Drill

Planning, promoting and leading Children’s Bible Drill for grades 4-6.

Lucian Stohler
RM 221
Taking it to the Yard

Backyard Bible Club is one of the fastest growing trends in children’s ministry outreach. Be introduced to six steps that will help your church reach kids in your community like never before.

Jerry Wooley
RM 106
Help! I Have a Student in My Class with a Disability! 

ADHD, ADD, special needs…..It’s not the question of “if” but “when” you will have a child with special needs visit and/or join your class. This session will teach you how to effectively minister to these children and their families.

Carlton McDaniel

Breakout Leaders

 

Cindy Leach

Cindy is the exectuive director of KiDs Beach Clubs, a non-profit ministry partnering with local churches to provide Bible clubs for 3rd-6th graders in their public schools. Cindy has been married to Jason for 23 years, and they have two college-aged daughters.

 

Carlton McDaniel

Carlton is the founder and executive director of Able to Serve, Inc., a nonprofit that provides services for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. He served as LifeWay's National Special Needs Specialist for 10 years.

 

Kerri Meek

Kerri Serves as the minister to children for Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, partnering with parents in the spiritual development of their children. Keri enjoys hanging out with her husband and three teenagers.

 

Lucian Stohler

Lucian retired in February of 2011 after serving with Spring Baptist Church in Spring for 36 years.  He continues to coordinate the SBTC Bible Drill and Speakers' Tournaments.

 

Jerry Vogel

Jerry is a kids ministry specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a husband, father of four, grandfather of twelve and teaches kids at Brentwood Baptist Church. 


Jerry Wooley

Jerry currently serves as LifeWay's VBS ministry specialist, responsible for training and events. At Creekside Fellowshup in Nashville, Tenn., Jerry teaches fourth and fifth graders and serves as an outreach event planner.


Jack Terrell

Jack has nearly 25 years of experience ministering to children and their families in cutting-edge churches. He is the founder and President of KiDs Beach Clubs a national charitable nonprofit ogranization founded in 2006.


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