We love kids ministry! At NWMC17 we are helping you stay informed, engaged and equipped in the vastly changing world of #KidMin and #FamMin.
Don't miss topics such as:
- special needs
- keeping your ministry safe
- kids camps
- creative programming
- tween ministry
- engaging parents
Don't come alone...who are you bringing?
David Rausch is the founder and President of Mooblio, a dynamic new organization devoted to developing resources for children’s ministries. gocurriculum.com
David Laflin is a illusionist who specializes in family and outreach events. He also creates captivating materials used by ministers around the world to add creative elements to their teaching. davidandteesha.com
Passionate about the church and about kids, Melissa travels extensively speaking, training, coaching, and consulting. She’s the author of Missing and is currently writing her second book. With a fresh and unique perspective Melissa boldly calls the church to be The Church everywhere she goes. Find out more at melissajmacdonald.com
Nancy Thompson serves as the Pastor to Children and Families at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish, Washington. Nancy provides leadership and encouragement to the families she serves as all ages in the church seek to become a family of families. nancythompson.me
Damon Strom and his wife Kristine are the City Kids pastors at The City Church in Kirkland, WA. They are passionate about helping children and families see Who Jesus is. They have three children of their own, all of whom still have all of their limbs. (Damon considers this a win as a dad.) thecity.org
Cool worship for Kids is a new Brand dedicated to providing top quality worship resources for Kids Church and Families. It features a bunch of awesome Worship artists who are all passionate about ministering to Kids and families. theladsband.com
Gregg and Jessica Johnson founded the non-profit organization in 2002, declaring that J12 would reach a generation before they need to be rescued. j12.com
After serving as a children's pastor for over 10 years, Josh transitioned all his vocational energies toward KidMin Science. Josh melded his love for Science and Christ, creating “The Amazing Chemistry Show”, a traveling gospel-centered stage show with fire, explosions and foam. kidminscience.com
Jeff McCullough is a Global Musicianary for JumpStart3. He has been in the music industry for over 28 years and has created educational songs used by Disney. jumpstart3.com
Marie Kuck is Co-founder of Nathaniel’s Hope, a growing national ministry that celebrates kids with special needs (VIP kids) as well as educates and equips the local church to minister to these kids and their families. nathanielshope.org
Ron and Jana Alayra have been ministering to kids and families through their praise and worship music for over 20 years. Their songs are used by churches and youth groups all over the world. janaalayra.com
For over 30 years, Barbara has endeavored to create communities of inclusion through CLC Network (Christian Learning Center Network). Administrating her own Special Education classroom at Zeeland Christian School allows her to stay on top of best practices which she shares as a consultant, speaker, and trainer at schools and churches nationwide. clcnetwork.org
Chad Hoffman is a speaker and coach who is passionate about mobilizing churches and organizations to leave eternal impacts on their communities. In addition to leadership consulting, he pastors kids and their families at Christ the King Church in Bellingham, WA. ctk.church
Jana Magruder serves as the Director of LifeWay Kids. She is a Baylor graduate and offers a wealth of experience and passion for kids ministry, education, and publishing. lifeway.com/kids
Sharon is a 25-plus year veteran in Children's ministry. She's passionate bout kids having a vibrant faith in Jesus, building ministry teams and parents as ministry partners.