Our purpose for this gathering:
- Connecting and networking leaders
- Providing a place of encouragement
- Creating a place for sharing of best practices and other insights and resources helpful to those in attendance
- Providing helpful information for those serving in children’s ministry
We will use creative ways of discussing and learning with each other. Professor Greg Carlson, director of the M.A. in Leadership and professor of Christian Ministries at Trinity International University, will join as a special speaker. Before working at TIU, he was the global training director for Awana Clubs International.
Carlson will teach, encourage and fan into greater flame the vision, passion and privilege of serving and loving children, and their families, as well as speak on the rhythm of children's ministry.
This event is open to full-time, part-time, and volunteer pastors, directors and leaders. There is no cost for the event, but you will need to cover your own travel, lodging and Tuesday dinner. Monday and Tuesday lunches and Monday dinner will be provided. Spouses are welcome to attend the Monday evening dinner.
Please note that the group size is limited to 60 individuals and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
For Hotel Reservations:
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites Libertyville. Please call 847-680-8828 and ask for the EFCA Children’s Leader Gathering rate or visit our group link to receive the group rate of $105/night.