Rethinking Children’s Ministry Workshop

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Rethinking Children’s Ministry: Helping Kids Feel Safe at Church

Children’s ministry is perhaps the most vital ministry of the church. It is why families come, why families stay, and unfortunately why families sometimes leave a church.

Churches often focus on the programs, curriculum, lights, and music that make a Children’s Ministry great but often forget the impact of making children feel safe, secure and loved. Feeling safe can go a long way towards helping them experience and accept God’s love.

This eye-opening training will equip pastors, youth leaders, and ministry volunteers to see the connection between the hard things we all face and our ability to facilitate healthy, loving relationships.

Our early relationships, whether smooth, rocky or abusive, set the tone for how we trust, set boundaries, and ask for help as adults. Additionally, traumatic experiences, both big and small, greatly impact who we become. Being informed about how connection and trauma impact our relationships is key in helping us to love others as Jesus loves us.

Pastors and ministry leaders will leave this workshop equipped to better serve those who have experienced trauma. We will discuss what trauma is, what its impacts are, and how it informs behavior along with practical strategies to serve children in their ministries, as well as a plan of action to empower other leaders and volunteers.

Participants will leave with a better understanding of the impacts of trauma, practical tools for working with children who have experienced trauma, and a plan of action to equip their church leaders and volunteers.

Tapestry will be hosting this training at Irving Bible Church on February 16th from 9am-12pm. A light breakfast and snacks will be served.

There will not be childcare offered for this event.

Cost is $15 per person.

Churches wanting to send 10 or more staff/volunteers, please email Kayla at for a discounted rate.

Click here to register for this live event.

Unable to attend this live training? Check out the webcast dates available through One Big Happy Home.

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Feb 16, 2019 - 9:00 am Rethinking Children’s Ministry Workshop View