Training Leaders to Reach Kids

KidZ Leadership Summit is a 2-day intensive event, customized to equip your children's ministry leaders and teachers. This training is intentionally kept small in order to focus on your questions and ideas that are specific to your ministry. With hands-on interaction and lots of personal attention, the KidZ Leadership Summit gives you more of what you need—in a shorter span of time.

This unique training event will focus on:

  • Fresh leadership skills.
  • Better understanding of the spiritual development of kids.
  • Practical teaching ideas you can implement in your ministry right away!
The KidZ at Heart philosophy is anchored on active learning and therefore we include opportunities for you to not just hear and learn the concepts but see them in practice and to participate in the learning process. Through our hands-on training workshops each participant will:

  • Discover the key spheres where a child’s faith is formed and how to impact these to nurture a child to greatness
  • Explore how to connect with children as whole beings living in a real world
  • Learn five "musts" for helping kids learn
  • Receive teaching tips, dozens of tips, and best practices in classroom management
  • Explore tools for recruiting volunteers, for forming recruits into a team, learn the principles of leading the team of individuals successfully
  • Learn how to have confidence in leading a child to Christ
  • Enjoy more than a dozen key workshops for every children's ministry leader
  • Discover great resources for every children's ministry (at a discount!)
Asking Good Questions
Discover ways to create appropriate questions to help kids look deeper into the spiritual applications of a lesson. Learn ways to help them discover the truth God is impressing on them, here and now. Learning and adapting the five levels of questioning will equip you to better promote thoughtful discussion that leads to deeper understanding.

Bring the Bible to Life
This fast-paced, hands-on class will provide you with a variety of effective Bible storytelling techniques that work for kids of any age. Practice using active and interactive education to teach the Bible in ways that help kids listen, remember, and apply the truths of God’s Word. Come ready to have fun!

Connecting Kids to God
Forty per cent of kids in America “drop out” of church in the years between Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry. This workshop will explore the “Why is that?” question as well as give you methods to help kids connect with God through a strong prayer life. You will learn through experiencing five types of prayer that will help your kids connect with God in a lasting way.

How KidZ L.E.A.R.N. Best
Experience fun, meaningful and practical ways to bring your lessons to life for children! Learn way to help children know, love and follow Jesus. In this fast-paced and heart-touching workshop, you’ll laugh and cry as you discover how best to help kids really learn. You will leave this workshop with practical ideas you can use in your teaching this week!

Introducing Kids to Jesus
The most important and awesome responsibility we have in our work with children is introducing them to Jesus and then helping them grow to become like Him. But many of us are unsure of exactly how to do that or are afraid that we might do it wrong. In this workshop, we will explore fresh ideas and helpful ways to make the abstract concepts of following Jesus clear to children. You will practice sharing the good news in ways that kids can understand, apply and personalize.

Leading from Your Strengths
This workshop will give you the tools you need to identify your core strengths and understand the best ways to use them as the leader God created you to be.

Nurturing Great Kids: Five Key Spheres That Impact a Child’s Life
Discover the five key spheres where a child’s faith is formed and how to impact these in ways that will nurture a child toward spiritual greatness. Explore ways that the church and home can cooperate with God as they partner to address their children as whole beings living in the real world, relating to the real God.

Loving Kids to Good Behavior: Positive Prevention of Discipline Problems
From the authors of The Discipline Guide for Children’s Ministry (Group Publishing), learn why kids misbehave, how to prevent problems before they happen, and proven techniques for dealing with inevitable discipline problems. Gain tools and practice skills that help you create an atmosphere in your classroom that inspires children to be their very best!

Storytelling with ONE Point
Bring your teaching to a new level as you learn to integrate a main teaching point through four different storytelling techniques that will lead kids to deeper questions and discussions. The principles that will be modeled in this workshop can give you the ability to lead your teachers to create maximum impact and understanding as they teach.

Training Children to be Prayer Champions
Does prayer with children seem awkward? Not once you have learned these new ways to release children to pray! Learn these simple techniques that will have your kids eagerly praying for their family, their community and their nation.

Day 1:

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration and Check-In
    • Shop the Latest Resources (at a discount!)
  • 8:30 a.m. Workshop #1
  • 10:00 a.m. Morning Break
  • 10:20 a.m. Workshop #2
  • 11:30 a.m. Global Challenge
  • 11:50 a.m. Lunch (provided)
  • 12:40 p.m. Building Your Team Challenge
  • 1:00 p.m. Workshop #3
  • 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. Workshop # 4
  • 4:00 p.m. Shop the Latest Resources (at a discount!)

Day 2:

  • 8:30 a.m. Workshop #5
  • 9:45 a.m. Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. Workshop #6
  • 11:00 a.m. Workshop #7
  • 12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 p.m. Workshop #8
  • 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break
  • 3:00 p.m. Workshop #9
  • 4:00 p.m. Shop the Latest Resources (at a discount!)


To register over the phone, call (877) 778-KidZ (5439), ext. 501.

Children's Ministry leaders and volunteers receive kidmin plus missions training at KidZtitute and KidZ Live

"...the best base of information on children's ministry I have ever received. Gordon and Becki top the list! I have helped train multiple children's leaders with the valuable information I received."

Karl, Arizona
KidZ Leadership Summit Graduate

Train Your Entire Team

Let KidZ at Heart equip you and train your children's ministry team in a one-day event designed specially for teachers, volunteers, and everyone who works with kids in your ministry. These sessions are relevant training events that are designed to inspire you and your whole children's ministry team to bring a dynamic difference to your kids. Find a KidZ Ministry Team Training event in a city near you.

Host a KidZ Leadership Summit in Your Community

Bring unforgettable training to your church and community! Hosting a KidZ Leadership Summit is easy and fruitful for your own ministry. For more information about hosting, contact our Vice President of North American Ministires Janet Anthony.

For More Information

Contact Vice President of North American Ministries Janet Anthony at (877) 778-KidZ (5439), ext. 501.