Calgary, AB

 

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Calgary, Alberta

WHEN:

Jan 23rd, 2021
9:00am—4:30pm

WHERE:

Falconridge Family Church
155 Falconridge Crescent NE

 

Children’s Worker Speakers

Talasi Guerra

 

Talasi Guerra is a Christian blogger and communicator who is passionate about infusing Jesus into her everyday life and helping others do the same. She has been serving as the Director of Children and Family ministries at First Baptist Church in Lloydminster, Canada since 2011. When she is not writing, leading volunteer teams, or hanging out with her daughter Avra, you can find her and her husband Ryan playing strategy boards games on their dining room table. Connect with her on Instagram @talasiguerra.

Basics of Youth Ministry Speakers

Larry Moore

 

Larry has been involved in youth ministry for over 35 years, and is presently the Executive Director of United Youth Outreach, the covering for Street Invaders, Equipping, and various other outreaches. He was born in Ontario, started ministry in New Brunswick (youth worker – 9 years), then Saskatchewan (Youth Pastor/Senior Pastor – 10 years), Calgary (Associate Pastor – 5 years) and finally in his position as Executive Director for the past 18 years.

His heart is to see people – especially students won to Christ, developed into powerful disciples and sent out as influencers for the Kingdom of Light. He believes that one of the best ways we can see this happen is to influence those who influence students – youth leaders.

Larry is married to Sandra and they have 4 grown children: Adam, Greg, Luke, Daniel and 1 furboy; Baxter The Wonderdog. He also continues to believe that one day the Toronto Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup (a man of faith indeed).

Session One: Where Do I Start?
Are you starting a Youth group? This session will cover the basic things you need in order to build a healthy youth group.

Session Two: Where Do I Get Help?
You can’t do it alone and God never intended you to. This session is about finding volunteers and what is needed to build your team.

Rick Wengel

 

Rick is presently serving in Equipping, a Youth and Children’s Worker training seminar based out of United Youth Outreach. He has served in youth ministry for over 30 years and has a passion for students to experience a living relationship with Christ that will change their life and their world. Rick is married with 3 married children and has 6 grandkids. His favourite sport is hockey, which makes him truly Canadian.

Session One: Where Do I Start?
Are you starting a Youth group? This session will cover the basic things you need in order to build a healthy youth group.

Session Two: Where Do I Get Help?
You can’t do it alone and God never intended you to. This session is about finding volunteers and what is needed to build your team.

Basics of Children’s Ministry Speakers

Jen Escalante

 

Jennifer Osmond Escalante has been pursuing Jesus and a godly life for the past 40+ years. With a rich pentecostal heritage from her parents, a passion to worship at the feet of Jesus and a persevering spirit, Jennifer has overcome incredible physical obstacles through the strength and joy that only Christ can give. In ministry, her passion to see children connect with Christ has deepened over three decades, pastoring children and families in Calgary, serving as a Director of Child Development Centres in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. Jennifer currently serves as the Full-time Director of Children’s Ministry at Calgary Full Gospel Church, engaging, equipping and energizing children for Christ, in the heart of the city! Along with her husband Carlos, she also manages the  “JCSQUAD”, a family-based initiative that combines creative arts with intentional Children’s Ministry, releasing children (including her own) as leaders into dynamic ministry.  The JCSQUAD is available throughout Calgary for itinerant children’s ministry at churches and events. 

Session One: Back to Basics Track 1 – Embracing the Child
In today’s church culture, our hearts can be pulled in a thousand directions, all vying for our passion, our energy, our attention. At the heart of Children’s ministry, there stands one top priority that Christ has called us to pour into and invest our lives. In this session, we will examine the value of the child in God’s Kingdom and how to ensure a Child-Centered Christ-Centered Ministry by understanding the stages of development in children, to present exceptional, age appropriate ministry.

Session Two: Back to Basics Track TwoEnergizing the CM Leader
Realigning our purpose in Children’s Ministry with God’s Mission for the Church is key. In this session, we’ll look at bottom-line basics that you must-have, must-do as you prepare to lead your team and your ministry, to partner with others to reach beyond the four walls of your church.

Session Three: Back to Basics Track 3 – The Engaging Environment
Experiencing a shortage in staffing? Shaking your head at the inability to get exciting curriculum fully off the ground? It’s been said that the classroom environment can serve Children’s Ministry as a third teacher. In session three, we will examine the effectiveness of creating creative ministry spaces to engage children in the classroom and curriculum. This session will also feature a segment on ‘Portable Pop Up Children’s Ministry’, for those currently ministering in church plants or campuses in rented spaces. 

Equipping’s purpose is to train youth and children’s workers so that  they are equipped to minister effectively to this generation. Our heart is to impart, instruct, inspire and connect with you as a leader, so you can be your best!

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