From October 2010 through October 2011, our first year with Kidology to Go was an amazing experience. I hope you enjoy the highlights in the video!
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Kevin Shutterbug speaks with my wife as they go through a digital scrapbook of some of the amazing fall sites we have seen on or trip this year! We hope you enjoy the views!
Last weekend we were thrilled to be able to work with the Vineyard Church of Florence, Kentucky and provide some quality children’s ministry training to area churches. Children’s Pastor Selena Newton and her staff of dedicated workers really helped put together a great day with plenty of encouragement and laughter. We always enjoy getting to know each church, the children’s ministry staff and people from the area who come out for the day.
This church is blessed to have a great team and Selena and her staff prayed for us as we departed and gave us a great gift of encouragement as well. Thanks again to the Florence Vineyard Church!
Victory Christian Church in Florence, Kentucky will be our hosts for the next Kidology to Go to be held Saturday, October 22nd! The children’s ministry staff of Selena Newton and Stephanie Moore are spearheading efforts to make this a great day of encouragement and training.
Victory Christian Kids has a great blog to read up on this quality children’s ministry. Guests who come to this Kidology to Go from nearby churches will get to to see a first class ministry facility! Vineyard ChristianChurch is located at 7101 Pleasant Valley Rd, Florence,Ky. Please call them at 859-689-0777 or email Stephanie Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love children’s ministry conferences. I love checking out all the new products and ideas, hearing what others doing in different places, and rubbing shoulders with people who understand the unique challenges and rewards that come with working in the realm of children’s ministry. Plus you get to meet some people you have previously only networked with on Facebook or Kidology.
The recent Children’s Ministry Expo — which took place July 15-16 — had all these facets but with some very different twists. While there were some learning moments, like the Sit-ins and the Scoops, this conference was not really a conference but primarily a place to check out a ton of different resources available to children’s ministry peeps. This was the first time I was on the exhibitor side of things, so it was a new perspective for me. I got to meet tons more people than I normally do, and it was so great to hear how God is working in their lives and calling new people into the field of children’s ministry.
However I didn’t get a chance to check out as many of the other booths as I normally do, and see all the great tools, trinkets and toys at our disposal! My wife got to walk around with our kids more, so she told me some cool things. One booth, Warrior316, talked about their upcoming launch of some amazing online gaming for kids. Another booth gave a glimpse of a cool new virtual puppetry (think “Turtle Talk with Crush” or the “Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor” if you have been to Walt Disney World). The River’s Edge booth had some fun new science tricks.
The best thing about the CMExpo for me was being able to tell people about Kidology’s newest endeavor – Kidology to Go. I loved talking to kid’s pastors whose faces lighted up with excitement about the possibility of a quality children’s ministry training coming to their church at a very affordable cost. After 18 years of being a children’s pastor, I know first hand the desire to bring in some quality outside training for my leaders and volunteers. I also understand that sometimes the cost is just too prohibitive, especially in a down economy. This is my passion with Kidology to Go. To help ignite an excitement in children’s ministries across North America, to bring some great ideas and some practical helps to those who minister “in the trenches” to kids and their families, without breaking anyone’s budget for the next three years.
I think this one of the reason’s the CMExpo was a success in its first year. People are craving new ideas, some training and encouragement, but they need it at an affordable cost. What a winning combination!