If you are going to Kidmin 2013, sign up NOW for a Pre-Conference session!
Consider my personal experience....
Participating in the Pre-Conference session on Leadership was the perfect way to kick-start my Kidmin2012 experience. Usually when arriving at conferences, I feel as if I am in the midst of strangers. In the past, I felt blessed if I connected with at least one other participant during the entire conference experience.
The very interactive Kidmin Pre-con session helped me immediately meet and get to know many other participants as our session leader invited us to share our common challenges and best practices. I left the session with tons of ideas, but more importantly I left feeling I was among friends.
My new friend in ministry, Heather Foxworthy, echoes my endorsement in her own words.
Heather sat at the same table at Pre-conference Session and this young red head from Kodiak Bible Chapel in Alaska was one of my first new connections during my Pre-Conference experience. Months after Kidmin 2012, she emailed to tell me how excited she was to see my picture in Children's Ministry Magazine. (My mug was under my bi-monthly contribution to CMMag's Discipline Q&A column.) More importantly, she wanted to tell me she'd shared her Leadership Pre-Conference experience to cast God's vision for children's ministry at her church.
Heather said I could quote her here on "Free Fallin'" if I promised to ask all my partners in ministry to pray for Kodiak Bible Chapel's upcoming Vacation Bible School. Preschool/Kindergarten is July 31-Aug 2 and 1st-6th grade is August 5-9. Please remember Heather Foxworthy in your prayers that God will use her in a big way!
I'm also praying you will kick start your Kidmin 2013 experience by signing up for a Pre-Conference session . As we say in Raleigh, North Carolina, "You'll be glad you did."
Here's a link to available sessions.