Sunday, November 3rd - Tuesday, November 5th
Macleay Conference & Retreat Center
2887 74th Ave. SE, Salem, OR 97317
$295 per person (includes lodging and 5 meals)
Check-In & Check-Out Times
Check-In will begin at 4pm on November 3rd
Check-Out will occur by 12pm on November 5th
More Info to Come!
For questions regarding registration, please contact Tamara Harris, at [email protected] or 503-747-9358.
For questions regarding the conference in general, please contact Kim Lawless, at [email protected] or 541-285-0939.
She's led in children's ministry for almost 20 years, including five years overseeing standards, systems, staffing and atmosphere for the children's ministry of Elevation Church. She has overseen the launch of nearly twenty locations, and is considered a specialist in kidmin multisite. Jessica is a mother of four, published author, and host of the Women's Leadership Workshop podcast.
Jessica shares a More Conference update!
Sunday, November 3rd
4:00pm Registration Opens (Macleay Conference Center | Salem, OR)
7:30pm Main Session 1
Monday, November 4th
9:30am Main Session 2
10:45am Workshops 1
11:40am Workshops 2
1:30pm Breakout Session
3:30pm Free Time
6:30pm Main Session 3
8:15pm Laugh More!
Tuesday, November 5th
9:30am Breakout Session
10:45am Main Session 4
12:00pm Conference Ends/Check-Out
Workshop 1 | Monday, 10:45am
You’re Invited to the Party!
Kim Lawless & Courtney Brucks
Approach is everything! One thing we always NEED in Kids Ministry is more volunteers! Learning to move “the ask” from Obligation to Opportunity is the first step in helping people say yes and building a great team. We’ll explore changing our mindset as well as practical ways to bring others to the party where kids learn to Find and Follow Jesus.
Every kid needs fun to give them connection! Play in your ministry is vital to the spiritual growth of every child. Play fosters self-confidence, relationships with friends and leaders, conflict resolution and understanding of group expectations. Inject some play in your ministry and watch kids grow in Jesus!
Create an Irresistible Environment for Kids (and their Leaders!)
Lauren & Jordan Roth
Kids are looking for one thing: FUN. They’re drawn to people and places that “speak kid.” Everything about your environment communicates something to them from the moment they enter the room. Learn how to create a setting and messaging strategy that incites wonder in the hearts of kids. Let’s talk about what encourages kids to focus and engage with God’s truth in an environment where kids truly want to be.
Workshop 2 | Monday, 11:40am
Making the Most of Your Seat at the Table
Leading from the middle requires skill. Otherwise, you feel pressed from both sides. If you are attending this conference, you likely have the unique assignment of leading others while being led. Make the most of your seat at the table by learning three key leadership principles that will take your ministry impact to the next level!
It’s Worth the Investment!
Finding volunteers has challenges of its own, but when we invest, we build for the future! Retaining and developing leaders builds staying power, stronger team members, and future leaders that help us reach more!
Help Every Kid Feel Known
Lauren & Jordan Roth
In kids’ ministry you anticipate goldfish, bathroom trips, and crayons. You’ve studied the dance moves to the newest worship song and prepped the recipe for five different kinds of slime. But do you have the tools to make a personal connection with each child? Kids feel safe, loved and discover they have value when a leader can answer key questions about them: What is my name? Where do I live? What do I like? What have I done? What can I do? Join us to discover how you can personalize a plan to help every kid feel known in your ministry.
The Balance Unicorn - Healthy (Really)
You've heard it - “live a balanced life”. You’ve got to be kidding… balance sounds static and boring! Actually it’s a myth. How about a healthy and sustainable life: spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. Let’s be healthy - and maybe - a little imbalanced!
Your Next Best Step!
This is your opportunity to explore the “so what, now what?” question we face each time we receive fresh input on our lives and ministry. This will be an interactive time where you can process what you have heard and determine what you need to adjust to partner with God in making a difference in the lives of kids.
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What meals will be provided?
Meals will be provided for: Sunday dinner; Monday breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Tuesday breakfast (and are included in the price of the conference).
Note: There will always be a Gluten Free meal option at meals.
Can I bring my own snacks?
Lodging areas have microwaves and refrigerators available if needed for food storage. And YES, bring snacks. Sharing is caring.
Where's the coffee?
Macleay provides fresh coffee in various locations on campus. There will also be a Coffee Bar with espresso drinks available for purchase.
Registration includes lodging at Macleay Conference & Retreat Center.
Amenities at Macleay Conference & Retreat Center
Conference attendees will have access to the Macleay hot tub and gym.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Registration includes an opportunity to inform our event staff of rooming requests. Rooms used on the Macleay campus are of varying sizes and bed arrangements. Bedding will be provided. In the registration form, you can inform us if your spouse will be attending so we can organize rooming arrangements accordingly.
Towels & Sheets
Bathroom towels and bedding are provided. Please bring your own towel if you would like to use the hot tub!
All rooms are ADA accessible. Please note that lodging buildings are spread over the campus, and there is an optional loft meeting space that is not ADA accessible.