The Biggest Battle You Face

It’s not a lack of volunteers. Although, it can definitely feel like it when they are all on vacation. The biggest battle I see leaders facing today is this: the battle for your faith. In life and in ministry, we juggle multiple roles, responsibilities, and relationships. It’s no wonder we can feel overwhelmed or overworked sometimes. When this happens, our … Read More

What Great Leaders Know (and how you can do those things this week)

About 40 years ago in Colorado, a few children’s ministry leaders serving faithfully in their communities had a realization. They needed each other. Sure, they could probably white-knuckle through the journey of shepherding kids and families for a bit, but not for the long haul. So they planned, they invited others, and they gathered. It was there that community was … Read More

Letter to the Community

Hi family! I’d much prefer grabbing an iced coffee and sitting across from you than a letter like this. I’d love hearing your story and learning about your ministry, and my heart would jump at the chance to see your eyes as we talk about where this community is heading. For now, I hope this quick note will do to … Read More

Announcement from INCM Board of Directors

For immediate release:  The International Network of Children’s Ministry, the organization that brings you the Childrens Pastor’s Conference, is pleased to announce Michayla White as our new Executive Director! Michayla has been on staff with INCM since 2014 as a Ministry Director, and most recently Interim Executive Director.  Her strong faith in God and gifting as a leader allows her … Read More

3 things that are changing for CPC19!

Happy Spring!!! It is on the way here in the Midwest where our office is located (If you’re ever in Chicago, come visit us!). You can feel that newness is right around the corner- life is going to come back to the trees, the grass, the flowers, and everyone is going to begin to emerge from hibernation in full force. … Read More

What did 5 Kidmin Leaders think about CPC18?

Oh friends, I wish I could take a couple of days to tell you the stories of the ways God moved in this beautiful community at CPC18! The spirit was expectant and sweet, the relationships formed were precious, and the way we returned was an unleashing… And that’s the whole reason we gather, yes? I mean, obviously we love the … Read More

Lingering When You Would Have None of It

It’s Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day and the internet is having fun figuring that one out. 🙂 I’ll leave the meme’s to handle this one. Earlier this week, our team was sitting around the table for morning devotions as we do each morning, and our Bibles were open to Isaiah 30:15-18. We were preparing our hearts for this season of … Read More

Navigating the Frontiers

As children’s and family ministry leaders, we know that what we’ve been entrusted with can feel like a frontier… and the frontiers take faith. It is by faith we not only move forward, we RUN. Next January, we are looking to the beautiful truths of Hebrews 11 and 12 for CPC19… And in doing so, we are embracing the theme “By Faith.” … Read More

Experience Another World, Without Leaving Yours at CPC 2018

When Yannely’s mother, Lidia, learned she was pregnant 23 years ago, her husband tried to convince her to have an abortion. When Lidia refused, he abandoned her and their unborn daughter. As a single mother in the poor community of Villa Flores in southern Dominican Republic, it was difficult for Lidia to make ends meet and provide for her daughter. … Read More

This Could Change Everything

In 11 days, children’s ministry leaders from all over the US and the world will be meeting together in Orlando. We’re agreeing to set aside 3 days out of this brand new year to invest in our ministries, in each other, and in ourselves. We know that if we gather, we can return back to our places with higher vision, … Read More