January 13-14, 2020 
Summers Mill Retreat & Conference Center, Belton, TX

This retreat is for the decision makers of the Preschool and Children’s Ministries of the church.  Summers Mill is a location that is a true retreat center, away from the frantic pace of ministry. This becomes a reflection of ministry, update on new trends, and networking with new and old friends.

Have you ever wondered:  
What are my responsibilities as Minister and how am I to know what to do?  These are questions all ministers have.  #TrendingNow will help you answer those questions as we spend all Monday exploring the “whys and how to’s” of Bible Study, midweek ministries, Bible Drills and Skills, camps, and retreats.  You will leave gaining ideas in all of these areas.  


Dr. Duane Brooks
Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston


Dr. Tommy Sanders
ETBU, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Charlie Pannell
FBC Arlington


Aaron Tomes
FBC Arlington


(includes all meals)

Register as an Exhibitor

Refund Policy:  A 50% refund will be given to those who cancel between December 11 and January 7.  After January 7, no refunds will be given.

Regular registration

$200 (includes lodging, double room)
$245 (includes lodging, single room) 
$175 (does not include lodging)


Childhood Ministry Certification

$50 Guidance in the Classroom

Certification program begins with dinner on Tuesday, January 14 and ends at noon on Wednesday, January 15. The class is Guidance in the Classroom. Assignment to be completed and turned in at the conclusion of the seminar: Read the book, Every Child Can Succeed by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. Choose your three favorite chapters and write a one-page reflection paper on each chapter. Be ready to reference the material during the seminar’s discussion. Post assignment that must be completed and turned in before credit will be given for this session: Write a two-page response paper on how you are going to implement what you have learned in the seminar.

Retreat 2.0

$130 (includes meals and lodging)

Retreat 2.0 Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning
- Open Mic

Share dinner together and join in on a round table discussion on “Staying Connected in Ministry and in Life.”


Monday, January 13

  • 7:30-8:30 am             Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:00                  Registration
                                           Personal Devotions
  • 10:00-11:30                Introductions and Icebreaker
                                           Bible Study by Dr. Brooks
  • 11:30 am-1:00 pm   New Ministers Lunch / Lunch on Your Own
  • 1:00-2:00                    Bible Study
  • 1:45-2:00                     Break
  • 2:00-3:00                    Keynote
                                            Questions and Discussion
  • 3:00-3:15                     Break
  • 3:15-4:00                     Breakouts
  • 4:00-4:15                     Break
  • 4:15-5:00                     Breakouts--Repeated
  • 6:00                              Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00                    Ministry Fair 
                                           (Networking, Discussions and Dessert)

Tuesday, January 14

  • 9:00-9:30 am           Prayer for Missionaries and Update on Missions
  • 9:30-10:30                Bible Study
  • 10:30-10:45              Announcements
  • 10:45-11:30               Keynote
  • 11:30 am-1:30 pm  Lunch at Summers Mill
  • 1:30-2:15                   Keynote/Q and A
  • 2:15-2:30                   Break
  • 2:30-3:15                   Closing Bible Study
                                          Lord’s Supper


Diane Lane
(214) 828-5287