Kentucky Children's Leadership Academy
Friday, June 26, 2009 to Saturday, June 27, 2009

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Lindsey Wilson College
210 Lindsey Wilson Street
Columbia, KY 42728

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Susan Skaggs

K.C.L.A. is an opportunity for you to explore the important role of children’s ministry and to connect with other children’s coordinators from the Kentucky Annual Conference. The weekend is designed to empower both staff and volunteer workers with the basic skills necessary for church leadership role in children’s ministry.

There are two times scheduled for K.C.L.A.: June 26-27 at Lindsey Wilson College and August 28-29 at the Kentucky Annual Conference Office. This is the web page for the  June 26 -27 event that takes place at Lindsey Wilson. 

Who Should Attend?
*Those who are currently leading children’s ministry within a smaller congregation.
*Those who are exploring the possibility of working within a church setting of ministry to children.
*Those who are currently leading in children’s ministry and would like to learn more and share their experiences with others.
*Elders and Deacons who wish to learn more about children’s ministry and earn Continuing Education Units (1 CEU available).

Who Will Be Leading the Workshop Sessions?
*Rev. Julie Hager Love, Director of Connectional Ministries, KY Annual Conference
*Rev. Susan Skaggs, Children’s Coordinator Lexington District & Chairman of KY Conference Children’s Ministry
*Guests speakers from both sites.

Registration cost (TBD) will cover materials and three meals.

Friday Evening
5:00 Registration and Gathering
5:30 Worship
6:00 Dinner
6:45 Session One: Ministry Structures
1) God’s view of children 2) Creating a children’s team 3) Writing ministry descriptions 4) Developing your leadership skills 5) writing a purpose statement 6) Working within the United Methodist Church.
8:00 Table Discussion
9:30 Break for evening

8:30 Morning refreshments and Gathering
8:45 Devotional
9:30 Session Two
 Road Trip to tour church children’s facility
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Session Three: Ministry Formation
1) Recruiting workers 2) Teacher training 3) Learning styles 4) Curriculum Selection 5) Budgeting 6) Hospitality
2:45 Break
3:15 Session Four: Ministry Information
1) Elements of Room Design 2) Children’s Worship 3) Mid-week Programming 4) Missions & Community Outreach 5)  Event Planning
4:45 Closing
 Receiving of Certificates, Communion & Blessing with laying on of hands.
5:30  Depart to Serve

You will need to make housing arrangements separately from registering for this event. 
Housing is available at the Lindsey Wilson dorms (bring your own linens).
Cost: $30/night/double occupancy.
Call Bobbie Owen at 270-384-8033 for more information or to make reservations.

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