Go Georgia: Kids Breakout Sessions – Marietta

Over 100 breakout sessions related to various church leadership roles will be offered. Whether you work with kids, teach Sunday School, sing in the choir, lead the youth group, coordinate the children’s worship, direct the women’s ministry or serve on the church finance team, there will be something for YOU!

We are pleased to have some wonderful Childrens leaders from all over the country at Go Georgia 2017 in Marietta, GA in August.  Please take time now and register to be with us.

 

Breakout Session 1

Bible Skills Games – Room D-123
Jenni CarterBible skills are more than finding verses quickly or reciting verses from memory. Children who learn to use their Bibles can become adults who know how to study their Bibles. Join us for some fun and creative Bible skill games and ideas that you can use in your class at church this week.

Leader: Jenni Carter
State Missionary, Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Kids Groups and Faith Development

 

 

 

Ministering to Families in Crisis – Room D-125/132
Shelly MeliaChildren and families in your church will experience crisis, trauma, and death. How can we help children and families process and overcome these unexpected events? This conference will provide an overview of key developmental factors, theological considerations, and practical ideas for ministry during difficult times.
Leader: Shelly Melia
Childhood Professor, Dallas Baptist University

 

 

 

Breakout Session 2

Kid’s Ministry Foundation – Room D-125/132
Shelly MeliaWhat are the essentials for developing and maintaining a thriving preschool and children’s ministry? Come learn what matters most when the goal is transformation and discipleship of children.
Leader: Shelly Melia
Childhood Professor, Dallas Baptist University

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session 3

Building on the Foundations/New Trends in Kid’s Ministry – Room D-125/132
Shelly MeliaChildren’s ministers and leaders must be able to recognize the positive and negative aspects of new trends in kid’s ministry in order to lead a balanced and effective ministry. This conference will look at key research updates in kid’s ministry, and what needs to happen in order to keep kids from dropping out of church when they graduate from high school.
Leader: Shelly Melia
Childhood Professor, Dallas Baptist University

 

 

 

Breakout Session 4

10,000 Reasons Weekday Preschool Matters – Room D-125/132
Shelly MeliaWeekday ministry is one of the best kept outreach secrets of the 21st century church. Did you know that most weekday ministries reach a larger audience of unchurched families than churched families? How can the local church leverage their influence to reach this mission field? This conference will give you at least 10,000 reasons to remind and convict you that weekday ministry matters!
Leader: Shelly Melia
Childhood Professor, Dallas Baptist University

 

 

Planning Big Events for Kids – Room D-123
Scott PatricJoin us for some great ideas and tips for planning big events to reach the kids and families in your church and community.
Leader: Scott Patrick
Minister to Children, First Baptist Church, Douglasville, Georgia

 

 

 

 

Tools to Use in Teaching the Bible to Preschoolers – Room D-130
Clara Mae Van BrinkEvery preschool teacher wants to know they are doing their very best. Learn the tools necessary to teach preschoolers age-appropriate biblical principles.
Leader: Clara Mae Van Brink
Teacher, Author, Freelance Writer

 

 

 

 

Mentoring Boys Through Royal Ambassadors – Room D-121
Rob CarrJoin us as we share ideas on how to organize and grow a Royal Ambassador ministry for boys and their families in your church.
Leader: Rob Carr
Retired Teacher, North American Mission Board

 

 

 

 

Leading Kids to Hands-On Missions – Room F-194
Grace WoodardDiscover ways to get your kids outside the walls of the church to serve others, love others, and share the Gospel. Kids are not too young to begin discovering their part in God’s plan to reach the nations!
Leader: Grace Woodard
Missions Leader, First Baptist Church, Duluth, Georgia

 

 

 

Leaving a Legacy Through Children’s Choirs – Room F-192
Karen GosselinThis session is designed to help leaders understand the need for and impact of children’s choirs. Topics include planning, enlisting leadership, resources, and scheduling to be effective in meeting the ever-changing needs of the congregation.
Leader: Karen Gosselin
State Missionary Associate, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions; Home School Choir Director

 

 

 

What is Kid’s Worship? – Room F-190
Cameron and Sarah Beth WilkinsThis session will answer the question, “What is kid’s worship?” Learn how to plan, train, and lead kid’s worship.
Leaders: Cameron and Sarah Beth Wilkins
Cameron Wilkins, Minister of Children and Families, Central Baptist Church, Douglasville, Georgia

 

 

 

 

Connecting the Dots – Bible Skills for Kids – Room F-188
Bill EmeottIn this breakout, participants will “connect the dots” between LifeWay’s new Bible Skills for Kids, and the importance of teaching kids age-appropriate ways to use their Bibles.
Leader: Bill Emeott
Lead Kids Ministry Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session 5

Discipleship – Millennial Parents: Understanding, Equipping, and Empowering – Room D-125/132
Shelly MeliaCome learn 10 important things about the mindset of millennial parents, and how to better understand, equip, and empower this next generation of parents.
Leader: Shelly Melia
Childhood Professor, Dallas Baptist University

 

 

 

 

Creative Follow-Up – Room D-123
Scott PatricJoin one of our Georgia Kids Ministers for creative ideas and four fantastic follow-up tools to use after your VBS and/or Kids Ministry events.
Leader: Scott Patrick
Minister to Children, First Baptist Church, Douglasville, Georgia

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Priorities for Preschool Leaders on Sunday Morning – Room D-130
Clara Mae Van BrinkWe have so much to do and so little time. Come learn the top 10 things to do each week to provide preschoolers with a positive learning experience.
Leader: Clara Mae Van Brink
Teacher, Author, Freelance Writer

 

 

 

 

Mentoring Boys in Royal Ambassadors Through the Interest Activity of RA Racers – Room D-121
Rob CarrJoin us to learn ideas on how to use Royal Ambassador Racers to reach boys and their families for Christ.
Leader: Rob Carr
Retired Teacher, North American Mission Board

 

 

 

 

Missions: Connecting Kids to the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment – Room F-194
Karen PaceEvery aspect of our life is wrapped up into loving God and others. In areas you are leading at home and in church, how are you connecting kids to be on mission? Learn ways and resources to start or strengthen what you are doing in the lives of kids to connect them to God’s heart for the world.
Leader: Karen Pace
State Missionary, Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union of Georgia and Women’s Enrichment Ministries

 

 

 

Children and Their Role in Corporate Worship – Room F-192
Karen GosselinChildren’s choirs can assist in worship leadership! No longer should we see our children’s choirs as a group that just sings a song in worship and then leaves. This session will discuss the how and why of using children in total, corporate worship leadership.
Leader: Karen Gosselin
State Missionary Associate, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions; Home School Choir Director

 

 

 

Planning for Kid’s Worship – Room F-190
Cameron and Sarah Beth WilkinsThis conference will explore tools and resources for effective kid’s worship. Topics will include everything from recruiting leadership to the latest resources available.
Leaders: Cameron and Sarah Beth Wilkins
Cameron Wilkins, Minister of Children and Families, Central Baptist Church, Douglasville, Georgia

 

 

 

 

Bible Study for Kids in a Nontraditional Setting – Room F-188
Bill EmeottThis conference will give you some great ideas and tips when you are leading children’s sessions in nontraditional settings, like small groups, Backyard Kids Clubs, mission trips, and new church plants.
Leader: Bill Emeott
Lead Kids Ministry Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources