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Register now for the Fresh! Children’s Ministry Training Event.
Registration has been extended!  Please preregister by 8/4 or you may register at the door.  Event Flyer

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: Registration starts at 9 AM.
Conference is from 9:30 – 2:00 PM.

Location: Murray First United Methodist Church
503 Maple Street, Murray, KY 42071
Park in back and enter through the gym door.

Register below for the Fresh! Children's Ministry Training Event - August 5, 2017

Registration Fee:
To complete your registration, please submit payment of $30.  You may submit your payment online or pay at the door. The registration fee includes two workshops, lunch, snacks, and hand-outs.

9 AM – Registration Opens
9:30 AM – Fresh! Begins
10 AM – Workshop 1
11 AM – Curriculum Exchange*
11:30 AM – BIG Event Idea Swap** and Sandwich Lunch
12:30 PM – Workshop 2
1:30 PM – Fresh! Goes Forth

Workshop Descriptions:
Workshop 1 (choose one of these two)
Option A: How to Help Kids Want to Learn More (how to help them crave Jesus)
Option B: Quick and Easy Games for Anytime

Workshop 2 (choose one of these two)
Option A: Leading Volunteers (and how to get them in the first place)
Option B: Concrete Ideas You Can Start Next Sunday

Presenter Information:
Amy Bishop received her degree in Psychology and Child Development from Western Kentucky University and has worked with children with emotional and behavioral disabilities at Seven Counties and with children with developmental delays through First Steps. She was working at First Steps when God called her to ministry with Children full time. Amy has volunteered in children’s ministry since high school and has been paid to do children’s ministry for 11 years.
Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, Tim, and they have 3 beautiful children, Hannah, Hailey, and Hayden. When she is not driving them around their numerous activities, she enjoys reading and running.

Patty Smith is the Creative Champion and Innovation Catalyst at Ideasparks a consulting company that serves clients in the church and museum marketplace. She is the former Director of Learning and Innovation in the Tennessee Conference, working closely with the Episcopal Office and District Superintendents to increase the capacity of local churches to make disciples. Patty also serves on Group Publishing’s VBS team and is a contributing author to Children’s Ministry Magazine. Patty’s work at Group also included Program Developer and Senior Editor for the Training and Events Department, creating workshops for regional and national events.

*Curriculum Exchange!
Please bring children’s ministry materials (books, curriculum, other) you no longer use with a short, 2-3 sentence blurb about how you used them.  This is a great opportunity to share resources for free and walk away with instant resources – complete with a peer review!

**Big Event Idea Swap
During lunch, we’ll have time to share with each other our big event ideas.  You’ll come away with many fresh new ideas to reach out to the masses, impacting your church and community!