Calvary Curriculum's Children's Ministry Conference 2019
Teacher Email #1
Dear Teachers, Interpreters, and Helpers,
Thank you for your willingness to be involved with Calvary Curriculum‘s upcoming Children’s Ministry Conference on February 23, 2019. We are so thankful for you all.
The conference is such a wonderful way to encourage the many leaders and teachers who are committed to the discipling of children. “‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Since God’s point of communication with us all is the Word of God, it’s clear that the Bible is for children too. It is not only adults who have needs that must be met by the Lord, children do also.
It is through the Bible that children come to know the person of God, to understand His love and steadfastness, to discern His character and care, and to know His will that they might be guided in their responses to Him in daily life.
Through the Bible, children can become aware of the God who reveals Himself there. “The Holy Scriptures may be learned by children as soon as they are capable of understanding anything.” C.H. Spurgeon
The theme for this year’s conference is “Feed My Lambs.” (John 21:15) Please pray with us for God’s rich blessing for this day.
There will be a few changes this year for the conference, so it will be important to read all the emails. We will send another out the first part of February, but feel free to call at any time with any question you may have.
As last year, there will NOT be a teacher’s meeting the morning of the conference. We will be sending the information by way of email. Also, we will NOT be having a TEACHER’S MEETING the SATURDAY BEFORE the conference. No meeting this year, just emails. Please KEEP the emails we send and RE-READ them the week BEFORE the conference. As there will be important information in them that you will need to remember.
Again, this year, we will be setting aside a time of prayer for the first five minutes of each workshop. Prayer is faith in action; putting our trust in God and not in ourselves. We are in much need and we should be in much prayer. “This is the word of the Lord to (us) Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” (Zech. 4:6)
When having the five-minute time of prayer at the beginning of your workshop, make sure it is understood that this time is NOT just for the teacher to pray, but attendees are also welcomed to pray.
You can suggest these examples of things to be prayed for:
- Giving thanks to the Lord.
- Praying for specific children in need.
- Reaching the children in our communities.
- Support for the Children’s Ministries.
- The need for more people called by the Lord to care for the children.
Also, there will be people in your workshops that are in need of encouragement and direction for their lives, so it would be a good thing to lift them up in prayer. “…men always ought to pray and not lose heart.” Luke 18:1
So, remember to welcome those attending your workshop, explaining about the five minutes of prayer, and then pray. Once you are done with the time of prayer, briefly introduce yourselves (teacher/ Interpreters), and then start in with your workshop.
The reason for introducing yourself, is that it helps those attending your class to appreciate what the Lord has done and is doing in you and can do in anyone’s life. To God be the glory.
We will soon send out an email to you when we post your workshop(s) and teaching times on CCCM-CONFERENCE.COM. Please look at your workshop(s) titles and descriptions, times and room locations to be informed.
Teachers & Interpreters – there is no need for you to register for the conference; you are registered. You will just need to go to the registration table to get your nametag and booklet.
There will be another change this year at the conference in how the Sanctuary is being used. During the 2 General sessions, both English and Spanish speaking brothers and sisters will be together, unlike last year when we used the Fellowship Hall during those sessions. This year we will worship together and listen to the message together. This means that there will be a need for the Spanish speaking brothers and sisters to download an App from their Smartphone to be able to listen to the teaching that will be translated live upstairs and sent out worldwide. Also, we are so excited about the worship time which will be led bilingually. Please keep this in your prayers as you pray for the conference.
Workshop rooms will be open Saturday morning, the day of the conference, at 7am, if you want to set up your classroom. Please be aware that there may be as many as four other workshops in that same room.
For more conference information, you can go to: CCCM-CONFERENCE.COM. We will be updating this page from time to time. Also, I will be emailing more information as time goes on. (Remember to KEEP the emails so you can re-read them.)
The question was asked: “What part of this conference blessed you the most?”
“That the workshop leaders stirred me up! And I loved that there were Spanish interpreters for the Spanish speaking brothers and sisters.”
“Just showing up, it gave me a much-needed shot of enthusiasm.”
“In all the workshops, I was so encouraged to hear that we all share the same discouragements in ministry which inspires me to seek the Lord, surrender, and carry on.”
“I loved the dedication of each of the teachers in teaching us and sharing their abilities.”
“All of the workshops were a great blessing. They are a complement to be able to develop the call that God has given.”
“I loved all of the teachings, workshops, everything. It was a great time of much learning. All of the information was very precise and simple.”
“Wealth of knowledge and resources, confirmation of God’s work in my life, encouraged to keep fighting the good fight.”
“So many people gathered together around children’s ministry was a huge blessing and I am very encouraged.”
“I loved the variety of sessions available.”