Come join us in Brisbane for a Children’s Ministry training morning – available for leaders and parents. Children are a valuable part of our church families, and ‘Growing Together’ is an opportunity to be reminded of the importance of your leadership role as well as skills to help you as you disciple young hearts. Whether you are a leader or parent, there will be something for you.

Saturday 22 July – 9am-12pm (doors open from 8:30am)
Southside Presbyterian

Cost $25pp // $20 for high school age

Bible Talk
Pete Thompson // Senior Minister Arundel Presbyterian

Why the Gospel Matters For Kids

The Gospel is the best foundation for our kids and our ministries and families need to be centred on this truth. Pete will help us remember why our kids need Jesus more than anything else.

Millar // QTC Children’s Ministry Lecturer

The Gospel Shape Of Every Conversation
Encouraging parents, leaders and children to talk naturally about Jesus in the everyday stuff of life. 

If we believe that Jesus Christ is is both glorious ruler of the universe and the tender elder brother of everyone who has put their trust in him, then whether we are talking to children about clothes shopping, celebrating a soccer win, struggling with being left out of a social group in school or their anger about not being allowed more screen time, Jesus’ voice should frame our children’s thoughts and attitudes and his words soothe our children’s anxious souls. Together we are going to grapple with how we speak Jesus into the lives of the children God has entrusted us with. 


How To Do A Kids Talk
Emma Fooks

A practical session looking at how to put together a kids talk for a church service – helpful also for generally talking about the Bible with kids.

Emma is a children’s ministry coordinator at Ann St Presbyterian.

Behaviour Management
Peter Wilkinson

This elective will help us understand the gospel at the heart of shaping the behvaiour of our children in a kids ministry context (though there would be application in the home setting also.)

Peter is an Education Lecturer at CHC and attends Southside Presbyterian.

Raising Mission Awareness With Kids
Linda McKerrell

Mission engagement is important for every believer, including our kids. This elective looks at how we can connect kids and mission.

Linda works for OMF in mobilisation.

Memory Verses & Songs
Matt Gorton

Simple ideas for making songs fun and memory verses memorable! (You don’t have to be musical to come!)

Matt works for Quizworx to share Jesus in schools.

Doors open
9:00am Welcome + Bible Talk
9:50am Seminar
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am Elective (Choose One)
11:50am Close