Childhood and Family Ministry Summit

August 9 - 10, 2019
Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University
Waco, TX

A multi-leveled event to equip Preschool & Children’s Ministers, Directors & Teachers for the Weekday Ministry Program, Preschool Bible Study, Children’s Bible Study, and Special Needs Ministry. Everyone in Childhood leadership will leave equipped to teach. A must for every teacher! Includes at least 11 training hours for Weekday directors and teachers.


Barbara Newman
Director of Church Services
CLC Network



Early Registration Ends July 8
One Day: $50  |  Both: $85 | Student Rate:  $45

Regular Registration Begins July 9
One Day: $65  |  Both: $100 | Student Rate:  $45

To register, please contact Sarah Johnson at 214-828-5202.


This year, all vendors will have better access to our participants.  Participants will have the opportunity to visit the vendor booths before they register. 

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More details

Friday, August 9

8:00 am | Registration begins, Welcome Center
9:00 – 10:00 am | Session One
10:10 – 11:10 am | Session Two
11:20 am – 12:20 pm | Session Three
12:20 – 1:30 pm | Lunch on your own
1:30 - 2:30 pm | Session Four
2:40 – 3:40 pm | Session Five
3:50 - 4:10 pm | Break with Snacks
4:40 - 5:40 pm | Session Six: Keynote, Chapel

Saturday, August 10

8:00 am | Registration begins, Welcome Center
9:00 – 10:00 am | Session Seven: Keynote, Chapel
10:10 - 11:10 pm | Session Eight
11:20 am - 12:20 pm | Session Nine/Blue Lunch, Great Hall
12:30 - 1:30 pm | Session Ten/Red Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 pm | Session Eleven
2:40 - 3:40 pm | Session Twelve

Hotel Information

We have courtesy blocks with negotiated rates at the following hotels. Click the "Book Now" button to receive our negotiated rate.

Hilton Garden Inn

$124 (includes breakfast for 2 people per room)
5800 Legend Lake Parkway
Waco, TX 76712
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Holiday Inn Express

$144/night (includes breakfast)
5701 Legends Lake Parkway
Waco, TX  76712

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Hampton Inn & Suites

$109/night (includes breakfast)
2501 Marketplace Drive
Waco, TX 76711
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Childhood Ministry Certification Program

More about the Certification Program

This year we are offering these four topics to substitute for a portion of the Certification Program. You may substitute for up to THREE certification program classes. If you are interested in coming to the Summit and getting Certification credit for these classes, these are the steps you need to take:

  1. Email Diane Lane ( ) and let her know you are substituting breakouts for these classes.
  2. After approval, you must complete the assignments for the classes. These may be submitted by email or by turning them in at the Summit.
  3. Attend 4 of the breakouts listed under the class you would like to substitute and have your certificate (back page of the program) stamped.
  4. Turn in your certificate at the registration table at the end of the Summit.

Safe Ministry Area

  • Essential Policies for Children’s Ministry
  • Terrific Transitions
  • Follow the Leader
  • From the Outside Looking In
  • Minimum Standards
  • Renovate Children’s Ministry (Part 1)
  • Renovate Children’s Ministry (Part 2)

Guidance in the Classroom

  • Reaching the Distracted Child
  • Classroom Management Strategies
  • Terrific Transitions
  • Move It or Lose It
  • Portable Living
  • Preschool Ministry is More Than Babysitting

Principles of Teaching/Curriculum

  • Taking the Classroom Outside
  • Connecting the Dots: Bible Skills for Kids
  • Developing Biblical Literacy in Children Can Be Great Fun
  • Preschool Can and Should Be “Messy”
  • Let’s Learn Something: Group Time
  • Drama Kings and Queens
  • Don’t Forget the Bible

Special Needs Ministry

  • Renovate Children’s Ministry (Part 1)-Keynote
  • Renovate Children’s Ministry (Part 2)-Keynote
  • Differences Detected. Now What?
  • ASD: What Is It and How to Help