Announcing the CPC18 General Session Speaker Line-Up!

Our ministry calling often leads us to places where we ask God, “Why?”

It leads us to moments where we long for rest. We find ourselves at paths end- not beginning- wondering if this is really for us… we think things like, “Do I still have it in me?” Ministry can be so hard that we forget what’s inside. Our worth is connected to our Creator. If God is of great and inestimable worth, then human beings made in His image must be of great value, too.

And when we lose our way, when our eyes drop away from the horizon, we begin to look around and compare. Comparison is always the root of all inferiority. When you compare yourself to another….the way your ministry looks, personality, talent, giftedness… you will always fall short because God did not make you to be them.

And our God looks upon us – hears these whispered cries for help, those forgotten truths, and He responds with those same hands – protects us from a crumbling calling by allowing the beauty of His majesty to strengthen us anew, to allow our faces to radiate once more, for the work of our hands to bloom once more. And he calls us again saying:

You were made for this. 

You were made for bravery and action. Honesty and hard work. Creativity, imagination, and storytelling. And these are the undertones of the song we will write together at CPC18.

We’ve been on the edge of our seats to announce the incredible team that God has brought together to lead us through General Sessions at CPC18! We could not imagine a better team of leaders to guide us through the theme of Made for This.


  • Beth Guckenberger – Co-Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries
  • C.McNair Wilson – former Disney Imagineer, Actor, and Teacher
  • Christine Yount Jones – Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, Content Strategist for Group’s Children’s Ministry Resources
  • Lisa Harper – Bible Teacher, Speaker, Author
  • John Ortberg – Senior Pastor of Menlo Church
  • Louie Giglio – Pastor of Passion City Church, Founder of the Passion Movement
  • Matt Guevara – INCM Executive Director and Kidmin veteran

We look forward to having you join us January 16-18, 2018, in Orlando, FL for the Children’s Pastors Conference!

P.S. Because we are so excited about announcing this line-up, we are throwing a party! That means give-aways! 🙂  If you’re registered for CPC18 by May 15, you are entered in a drawing for winning one of three $50 gift cards to Disney! BONUS: If you book your room in the official CPC18 room block by May 15, you are entered in a drawing to win a $100 Disney gift card!




About Michayla White

Michayla serves as the Associate Director for INCM, overseeing marketing and training initiatives to provide innovative, diverse and relevant content to the kidmin community. She has had the privilege of spending the last 10 years serving in children’s and family ministry. Michayla has a Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling and Life Coaching from Liberty University. Her passion for children’s ministry started early—and these experiences as a volunteer solidified a burning passion in her heart to serve those who serve children and families. Michayla married her best friend and childhood sweetheart, and they are having a blast raising their two boys.

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