Children's Ministry Leaders' Retreat
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM to Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM

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Little Grassy UM Camp
1 Methodist Camp Rd.
Makanda, IL 62958

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Beth Fender

This retreat is designed as a time of spiritual renewal, networking, and resourcing for adults who serve as leaders in children's ministry (Sunday School, Children's Church, VBS, midweek programs, after-school programs, etc.). It will include times of worship, prayer, and reflection, as well as times of large and small group conversation, informational presentations, and fun.

Presentation topics will include recruiting, equipping, and retaining volunteers; equipping families to practice their faith at home; and how the conference camping ministry supports and interacts with your local church children's ministries. You will return home with some tips and tools to put to work right away.

The cost for the event is $120 for a single room, or $75 for a shared room. These fees cover lodging (in rooms with bunk beds and their own bathroom), meals, and all materials. Scholarships are available to help with the cost of a shared room, and may be requested by completing the "Workshop/Conference Grant Application" at For those unable to attend on Friday, the "Saturday-Only" rate is $25. Saturday-only participants will miss at least one workshop, worship, and fellowship time, so participants are encouraged to participate in the entire retreat. A "commuter" rate of $40 has been established for those who live or will be staying close enough to drive back and forth. This rate includes all meals and materials, but no lodging.

Registration deadline is Feb. 20, 2019.

NOTE: This event is a re-scheduled event from January 2019 which was postponed due to the weather. Everyone who was registered for the original dates is still registered unless they request to receive a refund. Please contact Beth Fender at with any questions.