2016 Children’s Ministry Conference

Know Them to Grow Them: Pastoring and Discipling Kids in Jesus

Loud. Shy. Bouncy…

Each child has a unique personality, background and needs.

The heart of children’s ministry isn’t slick programs and teaching methods – it’s love expressed in sharing the gospel… and sharing our lives.

So how can we not just teach, but pastor each individual child? How can we help each one grow more like Jesus? How can we guide them in their struggles and doubts? Nurture their gifts and strengths?

The 2016  SMBC Children’s Ministry Training Conference explored what it means to effectively pastor the children entrusted to us.



  • 'Growing Servant-Hearted Kids' with Sandy Galea (Children’s Minister, MBM Rooty Hill - www.kidswise.com.au)
  • 'Growing Godly Kids' with Kelly Peters (Children’s Worker, St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Botany)
  • 'Dealing with Doubt - Finding Assurance' with Bruce Linton (Family & Children's Minister, St Paul’s Anglican, Carlingford)
  • 'Praying For Kids… Praying With Kids' with Paul Dudley (School Chaplain, Shore Sydney Church of England Grammar School)
  • 'Know Their Family… Know Their Background… KnowThe Child' with Adam Jolliffe (Children’s & Family Minister, Life Anglican, Quakers Hill)
  • 'Helping Kids Cope When Times Are Tough' with Kirrily Griffiths (Leader of Children’s Ministry, EV Church, Erina)
  • 'Loving The Difficult Child' with Mel Hayde (Teacher, Author of Terrific Toddlers and Terrific Toddlers 2 - www.terrifictoddlers.com.au)
  • 'Facilitating Small Groups' with Dale Brown (Kids Pastor, EV Church, Erina)
  • 'Knowing & Growing Under 5’s' with Jo Hill (Kids Preschool Coordinator, EV Church Erina)


7 May 2016, 11:20am    Stuart Coulton

1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13

Length: 30:12   Download   Listen

7 May 2016, 11:55am    Quiz Worx

Presenting as Shepherding

Length: 19:14   Download   Listen

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