2022 is fast approaching, so it’s the perfect time to start planning by considering how to improve your ministering experience and ensure your church achieves its mission. One of the best ways to gain new perspectives on the best way to manage your kid’s ministry is to attend a church conference so that you can bounce ideas off other local and national church leaders and maximize your church’s output to your community.
Coming together as a congregation with other church leaders is an excellent way to seek advice and gain inspiration for how you want your kid’s ministry to look moving into the new year, as well as providing you with information about the trends taking place in your local or national church landscape. If you’re a children’s ministry leader and are searching for the best children’s ministry conferences to attend in 2022, don’t go anywhere before reading our guide to the best events coming up.
Upcoming Church Conferences to Look Out For
Children’s Pastors Conference - January 11-13, 2022, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida
Children’s Pastors Conference is centered on the belief that ministering to kids makes for a future-thinking church and has given its 2022 conference the theme ‘Undivided’ to symbolize the importance of standing together as a family and collectively trusting in God’s love for us. It is arguably the largest conference of its kind in America.
This event isn’t just for pastors; it is open to anybody who serves in a children’s ministry and has an exciting schedule full of speakers, such as Beth Guckenberger and Jada Edward, and coaching sessions, with a resource center to help answer any questions or queries you may have during the conference. The event strives to provide meaningful interaction between kids ministry workers and is sure to spark your inspiration and refresh your faith in both your church and God.
Calvary Curriculum’s Children’s Ministry Conference - February 18-19 2022, Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, Diamond Bar in California
Perfect for any kids ministry leaders who are looking to strengthen their teaching skills and help children build their relationship with God, the 25th annual Calvary Curriculum conference will be held next year and is sure to help equip you for your job. There will be the option to choose up to 7 workshops from the total 95 workshops on offer, and there is no need to sign up for these classes beforehand as they are managed on a first come, first served basis, meaning you have plenty of time to select which events you want to attend.
Workshops on offer include ‘leading a child to Christ’, ‘preparing to teach,’ and ‘success in ministry’ alongside many more, so there is bound to be a class that speaks to your needs. This event aims to help as many kids ministry leaders as possible feel confident in their work, making it ideal for new teachers and pastors who are still finding their feet.
Children’s Ministry and Church Leadership Training Retreat - March 29-31, 2022, Ridge Haven Conference & Retreat Center in North Carolina
The Children’s Ministry and Church Leadership conference is great for any kids ministry leaders situated on the East Coast and is open to pastors, volunteers, and nursery coordinators alike. With keynote speakers due to be announced soon, this event is sure to be inspiring for anyone who wants to take their kid’s ministry to new heights.
This conference is also excellent for helping leaders understand how to help kids overcome difficulties, with workshops on how to minister to kids with struggles resulting from trauma and engaging disability. It will also offer plenty of information about resources to use in your church to bring your teaching to life.
Unleash Conference 2022 - January 26-27 2022, Converge Headquarters in Orlando, Florida
Designed to help you unleash your ministry’s full potential, this conference will help children’s church leaders discover new methods of teaching that can help bring kids closer to God, with workshops for both children’s ministry and student ministry leaders so that you can tailor your event experience to the age group that you teach.
Speakers include pastor and author, Ryan Leak, and Chad Moore, the lead pastor of one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing evangelical churches - the Sun Valley Community Church in Arizona. There will also be a workshop for tips on how to cultivate an effective online ministry, which is ideal for any churches that have been opting for virtual sermons and classes in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Orange Conference - April 27-29 2022, Gas South Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsored by Orange, the providers of some of the most comprehensive and user-friendly children’s church curriculum packages on the market, the Orange Conference is perfect for executive leaders and senior pastors. It can help you transform your ideas for your ministry into a clear action plan.
President of Orange, Kristen Ivy, will be speaking alongside a host of other church leaders and authors, with more speakers due to be announced soon. There will also be a fun conference after-party, which will provide the perfect ending to a great event!