Teresa Tong

2 Workshops Why Christian Kids Rebel  Children’s Ministry workers and parents try their best to raise children in a nurturing spiritual environment. It is heart-breaking to see many of our children grow up and step away from their belief and embrace other lifestyle choices. In order to help our Next- Gen develop a vibrant faithContinue reading “Teresa Tong”

Tanya Yuen

Workshop Grand-tastic Adventure: Grandparents and grandkids experiencing God together! In our role of equipping parents to intentionally nurture the faith lives of their children, let’s remember grandparents! This workshop will explore why we need to intentionally equip grandparents and some practical and simple ways to do it. Biography Rev. Tanya Yuen has been in her roleContinue reading “Tanya Yuen”

Richard Evelyn

2 Workshops Teaching Kids Worship through Sign Language   In previous years this workshop helped many to engage children and youth in experiencing a different way to engage in songs of worship. An opportunity to experience God in a beautiful and expressive way is the focus of the workshop. Participants will leave with a package ofContinue reading “Richard Evelyn”

Nicki Straza

2 Workshops Practicing the Presence of God: Prayer Room Encounters  Bible stories can be taught, but relationship with God must be experienced. In this workshop, experience meaningful moments with God. Watch how He woos your heart, teaches you from his word, and expands your understanding. Then lean into the practical as you learn to partnerContinue reading “Nicki Straza”

Natalie Frisk

Workshop Jesus-Centred vs. Morality-Centred Teaching to Kids  This session explores what it looks like to continually teach about Jesus and point our kids to him, allowing morals to be a by-product of that experience. This is in contrast to a great deal of children’s teaching that emphasizes morals out of a biblical story – sometimesContinue reading “Natalie Frisk”

Mollie Sitwell

3 Workshops The 5 W’s of Recruiting and Screening Volunteers   In this workshop we will unpack the 5 W’s of screening volunteers, including: 1) Why in a church setting is recruitment and screening such an important aspect of children’s ministry; 2) What are the steps needed to appropriately recruit and screen volunteers; 3) Who areContinue reading “Mollie Sitwell”

Margaret Boersma

Workshop Developing Children in Christ’s Image  Are your children/students anxious, aggressive or shut down? Create a culture of self-care and problem-solving that allows leaders and children to thrive. In this lively, interactive session, participants are introduced to classroom management and creating an emotionally safe environment. Learn practical strategies such as lowering one’s own stress, calmingContinue reading “Margaret Boersma”

Marc Potvin

Workshop Do You See Me? Relationship between your Senior Pastor/Board and You  This workshop will discuss how to create a good relationship with one’s senior pastor and board from a former senior pastor’s perspective. It will be interactive, practical, and filled with encouragement.  Biography Marc Potvin was born and raised in Montreal. Before taking hisContinue reading “Marc Potvin”