Called to Teach

Children’s Ministries Training and Retreat
February 26, 2019

BURLESON, TEX. – It is a great privilege to minister to children! Parents, teachers and church leaders know this, and they know that with this privilege comes great responsibility. We know that children's ministries leaders are always looking for resources, ideas and the best methods to teach our children. With that in mind, the Southwestern Union invites children’s ministries leaders to attend a training and retreat on March 7-9, 2019, “Called to Teach” in Midlothian, Texas.

Each year a children’s ministries training retreat is presented by the North American Division (NAD) with other Union and Conference children’s ministries directors. These leaders learn about all of the wonderful resources available from the General Conference and NAD, such as: Sabbath School curriculum, Vacation Bible School programing, evangelistic packages, age-appropriate Bible studies, devotional books, music, manuals on health and stewardship and more. There will also be seminars and certification for Track 2, Teaching Children, of the NAD’s Certification for Children’s Ministries.

Children’s ministries leaders will be inspired by the devotionals and the meditation on the Word of God. They will also enjoy fellowship at a party in their honor! On Saturday evening, we will have a celebration with food, games and prizes! We want to let our leaders know how much we value their dedication.

On Sunday, March 9, each of our attendees will have the opportunity to become a child again for our Vacation Bible School training. They will learn all about the new VBS program, stage decorations, songs and music, Bible stories content, craft ideas, games and snack testing. It is our privilege to share these resources with our local church children’s ministries leaders—they play such a vital role in our churches! They are the ones who put in practice all the ideas and materials; they are the ones touching little hearts and sharing God's love and plans for each child.

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By Sonia Canó, Children’s Ministries Director