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  1. Discipling Children During and Beyond a Time of Disruption
    Discipling Children During and Beyond a Time of Disruption

    David Michael, Timothy Paul Jones

    A conversation about the role of parents, teachers, and church leaders in discipling children during a time of significa... More
  2. Teaching Children the Fear of the Lord
    Teaching Children the Fear of the Lord

    Sally Michael

    This seminar includes a survey of the Scriptures to better understand the fear of the Lord and what you can do to encour... More
  3. Holiness Is for Hard Times: How the Holiness of Christ Sustains Children and Youth Workers Over the Long Haul
    Holiness Is for Hard Times: How the Holiness of Christ Sustains Children and Youth Workers Over the Long Haul

    Kempton Turner

    How did God sustain His servant, Isaiah, in the midst of one of the hardest and darkest times in history? What did God d... More
  4. Great Expectations: Embracing a Massive, Christ-Exalting Vision for the Young People that You Serve
    Great Expectations: Embracing a Massive, Christ-Exalting Vision for the Young People that You Serve

    Kempton Turner

    What radical, risky things are you expecting Almighty God to do in and through the young people you serve? The Living Go... More
  5. Praying Steadfastly: A Call to Parents
    Praying Steadfastly: A Call to Parents

    Kathi Westlund

    Family life is the perfect training ground for prayer. As God appoints the delights and difficulties of family life, so ... More
  6. Preparing Children for Marriage
    Preparing Children for Marriage

    Josh Mulvihill

    Culture has contaminated our view of marriage by making it a self-serving, romance-intoxicated, Christ-neglecting thing.... More
  7. Preparing Youth for Marriage
    Preparing Youth for Marriage

    Josh Mulvihill

    What is your church doing to equip parents to train their young people on the topics of dating and marriage? Too often, ... More
  8. Leading Students to Feast on God's Word
    Leading Students to Feast on God's Word

    Jon Nowlin

    Oh, that we as parents and youth leaders—along with the students we shepherd—would delight in the law of the Lord an... More
  9. By Design: Youth Ministry in the Local Church
    By Design: Youth Ministry in the Local Church

    Jon Nowlin

    Is there a biblical foundation for doing youth ministry in the local church? How has God designed the church and the hom... More
  10. God and His Creation: His Holiness and Splendor Displayed in Disability
    God and His Creation: His Holiness and Splendor Displayed in Disability

    John Knight

    Sometimes when we refer to God as being holy, we think of him as being entirely other than we are in his perfection. Peo... More
  11. Training Children Toward Holiness
    Training Children Toward Holiness

    Jill Nelson

    God commands us to be holy. Yet apart from Christ's redeeming work, and the Holy Spirit's sanctifying power, this is an ... More
  12. The Realities of Ministering to Youth and Children
    The Realities of Ministering to Youth and Children

    Ian Fry

    Paul recognizes that all ministry can sometimes feel overwhelming and discouraging as he reminds the church at Corinth t... More
  13. Linking Church and Home for Discipleship
    Linking Church and Home for Discipleship

    David Michael

    One of the greatest challenges of being a church, and not simply a club, is doing the kind of shepherding mentioned in A... More
  14. Reinforcing the Vision with Events and Programs
    Reinforcing the Vision with Events and Programs

    Betty Dodge

    Can a father teach his daughter lessons in biblical womanhood at a church-sponsored High Tea? Can a weekend with Dad at ... More
  15. The Generations in the Worship Service
    The Generations in the Worship Service

    Bud Burk

    This seminar casts a vision for the importance of children and adults participating together in corporate worship. It al... More
  16. Prayer: Utter Dependence upon God in Children's Ministry
    Prayer: Utter Dependence upon God in Children's Ministry

    Bud Burk

    This seminar is intended to cultivate your thirst for a felt dependency upon God, and to express that thirst in prayer a... More
  17. Small Group Leading: Maximizing Spiritual Influence Through Relationships
    Small Group Leading: Maximizing Spiritual Influence Through Relationships

    Sally Michael

    Relationships of trust foster opportunities to be a spiritual influence on students. This seminar focuses on practical s... More
  18. Truth Drenched Youth Ministry
    Truth Drenched Youth Ministry

    Kempton Turner

    How can we breed a ministry full of students who set their hearts to study, live, and teach the Word (Ezra 7:10), treasu... More
  19. Biblical Womanhood and Church Ministry
    Biblical Womanhood and Church Ministry

    Connie Oman

    There is much fulfilling work for women in the church, while embracing a complementary role that supports men in ministr... More
  20. Wife, Mother, Disciple-Maker
    Wife, Mother, Disciple-Maker

    Sally Michael

    Our vision of motherhood will shape our attitude, our actions, our influence, and the outcome of our mothering. Christia... More
  21. Mars and Venus on the Playground: Cultivating Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
    Mars and Venus on the Playground: Cultivating Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

    Russell Moore

    Raising the next generation is difficult enough without cultural confusion about what it means to be a man or a woman. T... More
  22. Training Parents How to Discipline with the End in View
    Training Parents How to Discipline with the End in View

    Russell Moore

    This seminar discusses ways discipline communicates a decidedly counter-Christian vision of the end of all things. We ar... More
  23. Small Group Leading: Nuts and Bolts
    Small Group Leading: Nuts and Bolts

    Keith Meyer

    This seminar highlights the practical "nuts and bolts" of small group leading, including preparation, the use of workboo... More
  24. Bible Memorization
    Bible Memorization

    Kathi Westlund

    This seminar provides a biblical mandate, inspirational encouragement, and practical resources for equipping children an... More
  25. Helping Families Deal with the Unexpected
    Helping Families Deal with the Unexpected

    John Knight

    Jobs suddenly disappear. Finances evaporate. A child is born with a disability. A spouse receives a life-threatening dia... More
  26. Helping Children Develop a Biblical Worldview
    Helping Children Develop a Biblical Worldview

    Jill Nelson

    We are living in an increasingly postmodern culture that is hostile to absolute truth, especially the truth and authorit... More
  27. How to Share and Spread the Vision
    How to Share and Spread the Vision

    Ian Fry, Nina Fry

    This seminar provides practical tips and suggestions for implementing the vision. Issues such as removing blocks to the ... More
  28. The Centrality of God in the Children's Ministry Leader's Life
    The Centrality of God in the Children's Ministry Leader's Life

    Sally Michael

    This seminar explores both the effect of our influence on others and challenges us to “guard our hearts and minds” s... More
  29. Shepherding Leaders Well
    Shepherding Leaders Well

    Gil McConnell

    Would you like to be settled and satisfied in God as you encourage and equip your team of leaders? Would you like to mak... More
  30. Resources for Family Ministry
    Resources for Family Ministry

    Sally Michael

    Lots of books…so little time to read them! Finding really great resources is time consuming. This seminar highlights g... More
  31. Raising God-Centered Children in a Self-Centered Age
    Raising God-Centered Children in a Self-Centered Age

    Nina Fry

    The concept “Self” has radically changed the way that children learn and teachers teach. This seminar traces the ide... More
  32. Raising Girls to Be Godly Women in a Confused and Conflicted Culture
    Raising Girls to Be Godly Women in a Confused and Conflicted Culture

    Nina Fry

    We need to equip children and youth to respond to a worldview that breaks down distinctions between the sexes, resulting... More
  33. Raising Boys to Be Godly Men in a Confused and Conflicted Culture
    Raising Boys to Be Godly Men in a Confused and Conflicted Culture

    Ian Fry

    We need to equip children and youth to respond to a worldview that breaks down distinctions between the sexes, resulting... More
  34. Mobilizing Men for Children's Ministry
    Mobilizing Men for Children's Ministry

    David Michael

    How can we motivate men to be involved in a ministry role that can be perceived as a ministry better suited for women? T... More
  35. God-Centered Teaching in a Child-Centered World
    God-Centered Teaching in a Child-Centered World

    Ian Fry

    The concept “Self” has radically changed the way that children learn and teachers teach. This seminar traces the ide... More
  36. Expanding the Expectations of Parents and Youth Workers
    Expanding the Expectations of Parents and Youth Workers

    Kempton Turner

    What radical, Christ-exalting things are you expecting Jesus to do in and through the young people you serve? The Bible ... More
  37. Beyond Classroom Management
    Beyond Classroom Management

    Connie Oman

    Attentive, well-behaved children sound like a teacher’s dream. But could this goal fall short of achieving something m... More
  38. Beyond Access: God's Delight in Disabilities
    Beyond Access: God's Delight in Disabilities

    John Knight

    This seminar explores specific references to disability in the Old and New Testaments that reveal God’s glory and purp... More
  39. Teaching to Reach the Heart
    Teaching to Reach the Heart

    Ian Fry

    Teaching truth is the first step to building children who are strong in the Lord. We also must aim our teaching to engag... More
  40. Implementing Truth78 (CDG) Curriculum in Your Church
    Implementing Truth78 (CDG) Curriculum in Your Church

    Ian Fry, Nina Fry

    Implementing the Truth78 (formerly Children Desiring God) curriculum in a church flows from a vision for the next genera... More
  41. Encouraging God-Esteem in a Culture of Self-Esteem
    Encouraging God-Esteem in a Culture of Self-Esteem

    Jill Nelson

    Our culture is saturated with the unbiblical self-esteem myth, namely: My happiness and success is dependent on making m... More
  42. Involving Students in the Learning Process
    Involving Students in the Learning Process

    Sally Michael

    Are your students active participants in the learning process or passive listeners? This seminar presents tools to make ... More
  43. Mentoring Teachers
    Mentoring Teachers

    Connie Oman

    How do you encourage new teachers and help them grow into mature teachers who effectively impart spiritual truth to chil... More
  44. Disability, Autism, and the Tender Mercy of Our God
    Disability, Autism, and the Tender Mercy of Our God

    Brenda Fischer

    Many children’s ministry teams are seeing an increase in the enrollment of children who have disabilities involving si... More
  45. The Importance of Biblical Literacy for the Next Generation
    The Importance of Biblical Literacy for the Next Generation

    Jill Nelson

    We have the tremendous responsibility and privilege as parents and teachers of giving our children a thorough knowledge ... More
  46. Preschool Lesson Preparation
    Preschool Lesson Preparation

    Connie Oman

    Teaching preschoolers is a unique privilege and challenge. Learn how to prepare and present a preschool lesson using Tru... More
  47. Preschool Teaching and Small Group Leading
    Preschool Teaching and Small Group Leading

    Connie Oman

    This seminar presents an overview of preschool ministry with biblical foundations and ideas for structuring the Sunday s... More
  48. Teaching Difficult Doctrines in Children's Ministry
    Teaching Difficult Doctrines in Children's Ministry

    Sally Michael

    This seminar helps teachers and ministry leaders understand the importance of teaching the “difficult doctrines&rd... More
  49. Involving Parents in the Classroom
    Involving Parents in the Classroom

    Connie Oman

    While the primary responsibility of nurturing the faith of children rests on believing parents, the church should come a... More
  50. Leading Children in God-Centered Worship
    Leading Children in God-Centered Worship

    Pam Grano

    This seminar explores the biblical foundations for worshiping “in spirit and in truth”, which involves both a child'... More
  51. Laying Foundations in the Nursery for Infants and Toddlers to Know a Holy God
    Laying Foundations in the Nursery for Infants and Toddlers to Know a Holy God

    Joyce Heinrich

    This seminar will teach you the essentials of a nursery and toddler ministry that ensures biblical truth is communicated... More
  52. Teaching the Whole Counsel of God
    Teaching the Whole Counsel of God

    Jill Nelson

    What is the "whole counsel of God" and how can we be sure to include it in our children's spiritual education? This semi... More
  53. From Genesis to Revelation: Disability and His Sure Promises of Help
    From Genesis to Revelation: Disability and His Sure Promises of Help

    John Knight

    When a child or adult with disabilities comes to your church, are you filled with excited anticipation or dread? Are you... More
  54. Intergenerational Teaching: Why and How?
    Intergenerational Teaching: Why and How?

    Sally Michael

    This seminar highlights the value of intergenerational teaching and gives some practical strategies for implementing int... More
  55. Praying for the Next Generation and Your Volunteers
    Praying for the Next Generation and Your Volunteers

    Kristin Gilbert

    This seminar discusses some of the obstacles we face that prevent us from having a fervent prayer life such as wandering... More
  56. Strategies for Engaging Children in the Worship Service
    Strategies for Engaging Children in the Worship Service

    Sally Michael

    This seminar discusses the difficulties in involving children in the worship service and propose solutions to solve thos... More
  57. Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
    Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

    Gil McConnell

    How can you turn recruiting from a headache to joy? How can you see greater retention of current volunteers from year to... More
  58. Protecting Your Church from Predators
    Protecting Your Church from Predators

    Deepak Reju

    Have you thought about how to protect your church from sexual predators? This seminar considers ways in which you can pr... More
  59. Elementary Lesson Preparation and Presentation
    Elementary Lesson Preparation and Presentation

    Liz Stein

    Teaching children is a privilege from God. Teaching them well is dependent on heart preparation, studying the lesson bef... More
  60. Reaching the Heart: The Importance of Application
    Reaching the Heart: The Importance of Application

    Sally Michael

    How can we teach in such a way that children understand how to act on the Word of God? This seminar emphasizes practical... More
  61. The Splendor of God's Holiness: The Irresistible Drawing Power of Real Holiness
    The Splendor of God's Holiness: The Irresistible Drawing Power of Real Holiness

    Jason Meyer

    THEME: The Splendor of Holiness | PLENARY SESSION: 2013 National Conference | BY: Jason Meyer ... More
  62. The Lord, Our God, Is Holy: The Revelation of the Holiness of God
    The Lord, Our God, Is Holy: The Revelation of the Holiness of God

    Bruce Ware

    THEME: The Splendor of Holiness | PLENARY SESSION: 2013 National Conference | BY: Bruce Ware... More
  63. Be Holy, For I am Holy: Delighting in the Holiness of God
    Be Holy, For I am Holy: Delighting in the Holiness of God

    John Piper

    THEME: The Splendor of Holiness | PLENARY SESSION: 2013 National Conference | BY: John Piper... More
  64. Let Them Bless His Holy Name Forever: Our Eternal Hope for the Next Generations
    Let Them Bless His Holy Name Forever: Our Eternal Hope for the Next Generations

    David Michael

    THEME: The Splendor of Holiness | PLENARY SESSION: 2013 National Conference | BY: David Michael ... More
  65. The Sum of Your Word Is Truth
    The Sum of Your Word Is Truth

    John Piper

    THEME: The Word | PLENARY SESSION: 2011 National Conference | BY: John Piper... More
  66. Your Testimonies Are My Delight
    Your Testimonies Are My Delight

    Kempton Turner

    THEME: The Word | PLENARY SESSION: 2011 National Conference | BY: Kempton Turner... More
  67. No Longer Tossed To and Fro
    No Longer Tossed To and Fro

    Russell Moore

    THEME: The Word | PLENARY SESSION: 2011 National Conference | BY: Russell Moore... More
  68. Stand
    Stand

    David Michael

    THEME: The Word | PLENARY SESSION: 2011 National Conference | BY: David Michael... More
  69. The God-Centeredness of God
    The God-Centeredness of God

    John Piper

    THEME: The Centrality of God | PLENARY SESSION: 2009 National Conference | BY: John Piper... More
  70. "There Is None Besides Me": Biblical Foundations for the Centrality of God
    "There Is None Besides Me": Biblical Foundations for the Centrality of God

    Bruce Ware

    THEME: The Centrality of God | PLENARY SESSION: 2009 National Conference | BY: Bruce Ware ... More
  71. A God-Centered Hope for the Joy of the Next Generation
    A God-Centered Hope for the Joy of the Next Generation

    David Michael

    THEME: The Centrality of God | PLENARY SESSION: 2009 National Conference | BY: David Michael... More
  72. God Is the Gospel
    God Is the Gospel

    John Piper

    THEME: Salvation | PLENARY SESSION: 2007 National Conference | BY: John Piper... More
  73. Teaching the Richness of the Entire Gospel, Part 1
    Teaching the Richness of the Entire Gospel, Part 1

    Wayne Grudem

    THEME: Salvation | PLENARY SESSION: 2007 National Conference | BY: Wayne Grudem ... More
  74. Teaching the Richness of the Entire Gospel, Part 2
    Teaching the Richness of the Entire Gospel, Part 2

    Wayne Grudem

    THEME: Salvation | PLENARY SESSION: 2007 National Conference | BY: Wayne Grudem... More
  75. John Angell James: Pursuing the Souls of the Next Generation
    John Angell James: Pursuing the Souls of the Next Generation

    David Michael

    THEME: Salvation | PLENARY SESSION: 2007 National Conference | BY: David Michael... More
  76. Why Theology and Doctrine Matter for Children’s Ministry
    Why Theology and Doctrine Matter for Children’s Ministry

    John Piper

    THEME: The Sovereignty of God | PLENARY SESSION: 2005 National Conference | BY: John Piper... More
  77. Sovereign Grace and the Salvation of Children
    Sovereign Grace and the Salvation of Children

    C.J. Mahaney

    THEME: The Sovereignty of God | PLENARY SESSION: 2005 National Conference | BY: C.J. Mahaney... More
  78. One Generation Shall Tell Your Works to Another
    One Generation Shall Tell Your Works to Another

    David Michael

    THEME: The Sovereignty of God | PLENARY SESSION: 2005 National Conference | BY: David Michael... More
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