Training Up the Next Generation to Follow Christ the King!



What drives your children’s ministry? Is it the desire to impart the greatness of God, His Word, and the Gospel at every stage of a child’s development? If so, come and be equipped and encouraged! Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky will be hosting a “Children Desiring God Vision & Training Conference” with keynote speakers David and Sally Michael, founders of CDG, on September 11 & 12. This conference is designed to strengthen and equip pastors, teachers, children’s discipleship workers, and parents in the ministry God has given to raise up the next generation to hope in Him.

David and Sally will impart a biblical vision for the next generation in four plenary sessions. They will later be joined by seminar presenters Jeff King, Ben Hedrick, JC & Bethany Mojica, Ward Young, and Jay & Lynn Shreve to give practical application for parents and children’s ministry leaders and workers. Below are the plenary session and seminar titles:

Plenary Sessions with David and Sally Michael:

  • A Vision for God-centered Worship in the Next Generation
  • A Vision for Biblical Literacy in the Next Generation
  • A Vision for Encouraging Faith in the Next Generation
  • For the Joy of the Next Generation: Psalm 1

Seminars—Session 1

  • Wife, Mother, Disciple-Maker: Being the Catalyst for Your Child’s Spirituality—Sally Michael
  • Sustaining the Vision—David Michael
  • Making War Against Anger in Parenting—Jeff King
  • Starting Right! Nursery & Toddler Ministry—JC & Bethany Mojica
  • Discerning Conversion in Children—Ben Hedrick

Seminars—Session 2:

  • A Father’s Blessing—David Michael
  • Leading Children to a Solid Faith—Sally Michael
  • Embracing a Massive, Christ-Exalting Vision for Youth—Ward Young
  • Trusting the Lord and Training our Kids—Jeff King
  • Caring for Kids with Special Needs—Jay & Lynn Shreve

We hope you can join us!


Written by Betty Dodge

Betty Dodge

Betty Dodge is the Children’s Discipleship Director at Redeemer Bible Church in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Betty also serves at Truth78 as a volunteer for Fighter Verses blog administration. She and her husband Rick have two married sons and six grandchildren.

2 Responses to “Training Up the Next Generation to Follow Christ the King!”

  1. Bethany August 13, 2015 at 7:19 am #

    Will these sessions be recorded or shown in simulcast or anything like that? I’m always looking for ways to get groups of my volunteers together to “attend” conferences, even remotely, since we’re in Dubai.

  2. Rachel Golias August 17, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    Hi Bethany,
    Thank you for your interest in our conference. This conference will not be recorded but we do have several other options for you if you would like to gather your volunteers together for training. You can view our three main seminars on The Foundations for God Centered Ministry on our website. There are also handouts provided along with the video.
    Many of our other seminars are also available in video or audio form and can be found on the Training section of our site. These seminars cover a variety of ministry, teaching and parenting topics.
    We would love to have you join us in April at our National Conference, but I understand that is a long ways to travel. We are looking into live streaming options for portions of that conference, so be sure to watch for more information on that next spring.
    Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with. We will be praying that the Lord will encourage you and your volunteers as you minister in Dubai!

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