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SMBC 2021 Children’s Ministry Conference

SMBC 2021 Children’s Ministry Conference

TOPIC Friends with God: Unpacking Exodus with Kids
WHEN: 9.00am - 12.45pm (AEST) Saturday 1 May 2021
WHO: All those with an interest in children's ministry
COST: $19 per person


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This year the SMBC Children's Ministry Conference is going online. We encourage you to watch together in small (COVID-safe) groups. Note: for those who register, the conference will be livestreamed but also recorded to re-watch later.

(If you would like to promote the conference in your church or other gatherings, please feel free to download and share this promotional video from our Vimeo page)

In the Book of Exodus God offers his people his friendship. We see:
His forgiveness
His generosity
His patience
His faithfulness.

He rescues them from slavery in Egypt through the Red Sea with miraculous provision of all they need and a promise to be friends forever.

Join us online for the SMBC Children’s Ministry Conference where we’ll explore ‘Friends with God: Unpacking Exodus with Kids’.


9:00am – WELCOME
9:05am – Aiming at the Heart (Exodus 17) (+ guided personal reflection + interview) – Josh Reeve
9:50am  – BREAK
10:00am – Unpacking Exodus with Kids: Finding a Big Idea (Exodus 12 + exercise + video)  – Tim Beilharz
10:25am – Unpacking Exodus with Kids: Getting to Jesus (Exodus 12 + exercise + video) – Naomi de Vries
10:50am – MORNING TEA
11:20am – Unpacking Exodus with Kids: Applying to Life (+ exercise)  – Tim Beilharz
11:40am – Quiz Worx
11:45am – Unpacking Exodus with Under 5s: Handling the Tricky Bits (+ exercise + video) – Fiona Singline
12:10pm – BREAK
12.15pm – Q&A Panel – Sandy Galea, Tim Beilharz, Naomi de Vries, Fiona Singline
12:45pm – FINISH


Sandy Galea is the Lead Children’s Minister at MBM (Multicultural Bible Ministry) in Rooty Hill and the founder of Kidswise. She loves to equip people passionate to see kids come to faith and grow in faith.

Josh Reeve serves in church planting and disability ministry in Albania. A graduate of SMBC, his PhD was on Disability in Leviticus.

Tim Beilharz serves as a Children’s Ministry Consultant for Anglican Youthworks and seeks to help churches foster effective ministry to children, youth and families.

Naomi de Vries is the Children’s Pastor at Church by the Bridge in Kirribilli. She is passionate about enabling the church family to grow children who live for Jesus and love like him.

Fiona Singline has been involved in kids ministry in Bega, Auburn, North Epping and now Campbelltown City Baptist Church where she ministers with her husband in the area of Claymore.

Quiz Worx is a team of humans and puppets who present the good news of the Bible through creative live shows for kids, especially in state schools.

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