1. Impart God’s truth to this generation
2. Provide a safe and relevant environment
3. Communicate with families
4. Network with a community of leaders
5. Pray for the international children’s ministry community.
…were well represented. I admit that I never really paid attention to INCM before Michael Chanley took the reigns. My impression—right or wrong—was that INCM was irrelevant and had nothing to offer that I couldn’t get anywhere else.
After experiencing first hand the changes, I would gladly assist INCM with their mission.
Now, on to CPC Orlando 2012. I give it two thumbs up. This is definitely something you will want to be apart of either in San Diego coming up or next year in Orlando. Michael is incredible at networking and helping others make connections that will benefit them personally and in their ministry. He brought that to CPC and I heard others talking about that on buses, in the halls and throughout the venue.
The workshops were great. There is something for EVERYONE. Even if you’ve been in ministry for longer than I have been alive—and I met some of you—there were topics, styles and ideas that we all could benefit from. I wanted to skip the sessions I was teaching a couple times because I saw topics I wanted to hear.
Personally, I was able to connect with so many children’s ministry leaders that I admire. This is one huge reason why I love children’s ministry; for the most part we don’t carry around egos. Everyone was very approachable and willing to spend a few moments and it’s those moments I remember the most.
If there was one critique I would give CPC is that I would love to see a more racially diverse conference. I know there are probably many factors that go into that, but I think it’s necessary and if I were a betting man I’d bet that Michael and INCM is already thinking about it.
If you went to CPC, what was your FAVORITE experience and what was your LEAST FAVORITE experience?
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