Inside Notes from Children's Pastor's Conference Orlando Wednesday Night

Wednesday night was General Session #1. Here's some notes I took from the speakers...


Michael Chanley, Executive Director of INCM
  • Our five initiatives are meant to identify bright spots in the church worth replicating. They are a starting point for beginning to set an international standard for Children's Ministry. Working together, we can focus on key issues that will make a lasting impact. Commit today and help us set a new standard for Children's Ministry.
    • Impart God's truth to this generation
    • Provide a safe and relevant environment
    • Communicate with families
    • Network with a community of leaders
    • Pray for the international children's ministry community

Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville
  • What we win people with is what we win people to.
  • We must teach kids that a call to follow Jesus is a call to deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Him.

Phil Vischer, Creator of Veggie Tales and "What's in the Bible" Series
  • It's not the government's job to teach kids to love Jesus, it's ours.
  • We must get back to teaching the next generation the Word of God and addressing the tough questions they ask.
  • We've taught kids more about being patriotic than about following Christ.

I will be posting notes from the afternoon session with Reggie Joiner later this afternoon. 

Posted by Dale Hudson