PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVES
Led by seasoned experts & Includes catered lunch! 

Location: Crossroads Bible Church - 15815 SE 37th St, Bellevue, WA 98006

KidMin

Making Your KidMin New Family Friendly

Being a new family in an unfamiliar church is really hard. It’s like jumping into a hip hop class when you’ve been doing the cha-cha-cha for the past 10 years. It seems like everyone knows the moves except for you. Join this session to learn practical ways to make your KidMin new family friendly so you can stop the revolving door of visitors. 

10:00 am - Noon | David Rausch

Preschool STARS - Administration

Designing Preschool Where ALL Are Welcome

This session will explore two important components to an early childhood setting that can welcome each child. Learn about applying the concept of “universal design” to your program in terms of attitudes, preparation, intake procedures, equipment, and training for staff. Also learn about the concept of “responsive design”, getting to know a specific individual and how to weave together a web of support so that child can be successfully included. Leave with a large toolbox of very practical skills so your setting can proudly display the sign “Every Child Welcome”. 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch provided
Barbara Newman

Marketing Your School to Millennials

Millennial families are looking for Pre-K programs now or will be soon. Will they choose your school or your competition? In this workshop, we’ll explore why marketing directly to millennial families is key for long-term growth-- and we’ll show you how to do it too. From Facebook to Pinterest and mobile apps to responsive websites, it’s time to get ready for the generation of families at your school. 

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm | Phelecia Leitch

Pre-Teen

Discovering Strategic Next Steps for Ministering to Your Preteens

Learn philosophy & practical actions for new & existing 4th, 5th or 6th grade ministries. BONUS - Attend the 4,5,6 precon and get a $99 certificate good for anything at the 4,5,6 booth. 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Lunch Provided) | Sean Sweet & the FourFiveSix.org Panel

Youth

Gospel Advancing Ministry

Brian Aaby and Luke Long will facilitate a seminar that gives the 7 key values for a Gospel Advancing Ministry. When your students begin reaching students with the gospel, the kingdom of God will grow with new believers, your teenagers will grow in their faith, and you will experience a renewed, refreshed passion for God and youth ministry! Whether you are a volunteer youth worker or a seasoned paid youth ministry veteran, you have the potential to ignite God - given passion in your teens that will potentially impact not only your community but well beyond! Students have a vital role to play in the rescue, reconciliation, and redemption of their friends. This is what a Gospel Advancing Ministry is all about! 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunch provided
Brian Aaby & Luke Long