Preschool and Children's Ministers' Retreat

January 16-17, 2017

Join us for two days of worship, Bible study and fellowship at the picturesque Summers Mill Retreat & Conference Center, just between Belton and Salado. This new location will allow us to stay together in one location (included in the price). Our Bible study leader and keynote speaker will challenge us as we explore God’s Word together and examine new trends in preschool and children’s ministry. This is a retreat that you do not want to miss!

Bible Study Leader

Delvin Atchison, Director of Texas Baptists Great Commission Team

Keynote Speaker

Leighton Flowers, Director of Youth Evangelism, Texas Baptists Great Commission Team

Worship Leader

Gary Anthony


Summers Mill Retreat and Conference Center
Salado, TX


Download Schedule

Monday, January 16

9:00-10:00 am – Registration, Personal Devotions
10:00-11:30 am – Introductions, Worship, First Keynote with Leighton Flowers, Reverse Panel Discussion
11:30 am-1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm – Bible Study with Phil Miller
1:45-2:00 pm – Break
2:00-3:00 pm – Second Keynote with Leighton Flowers, Reverse Panel Discussion
3:00-3:15 pm – Break
3:15-4:00 pm – Breakout 1
4:00-4:10 pm – Break
4:10-5:00 pm – Breakout 2
6:30 pm – Dinner and Entertainment

Tuesday, January 17

9:00-10:15 am – Worship, Bible Study with Delvin Aitchison
10:15-10:30 am – Break<
10:30-11:30 am – Third Keynote with Leighton Flowers, Reverse Panel Discussion
11:30 am-1:30 pm – Lunch on Your Own, New Ministers’ Lunch
1:30-2:45 pm – Safety/Intruder Awareness
3:00 – Closing

Monday Breakouts (choose two)

  • Running on Empty? Come Get Refueled! – Led by Sharon Stratton
  • Yes, We Have to Share Space! – Led by Julie Hammer
  • Being a New Minister Is a Great Thing! – Led by Diane Lane and Charity Wade
  • The Ten Results of Teaching Good Curriculum – Led by Lisa Keeling


Participant Registration

Sponsor Registration


$185 - includes retreat, three meals and lodging for one night
$130 - includes retreat and three meals

Childhood Ministry Certification

$50 - Essentials of Ministry

Additional Nights for Lodging

$45 - Sunday
$45 - Tuesday


Diane Lane
(214) 828-5287