2018 Children’s Ministry Conference

Going The Distance: Growing Faith In Kids That Lasts A Lifetime

Faith is a gift given by God. It is his work from beginning to end.

Yet God calls on us to be careful not to cause little ones to stumble. We can impact a child’s faith for good or ill.

In a world that tries to pulls us away from God, what are the key things we can do which will help establish in children a faith that is deep and strong – a faith that will weather the storms - a faith that lasts a lifetime?

The 2018 SMBC Children's Ministry Conference explored ways of helping grow our kids’ faith - as we long to see them Going the Distance.


  • 'Going the Distance' –  Sandy Galea
  • Bible Talk: 2 Timothy 1 – David Starling
  • Quiz Worx Presentation - Quiz Worx (Note: Quiz Worx's free 'Answering Questions' resource is available here)
  • Panel Discussion - Various


  • 'Kids ask the best questions' - Sarah Lancaster (Kids' and Families' Minister, Christ Church Gladesville)
  • 'Kids need more than kids' - Naomi de Vries (Children’s pastor, Church by the Bridge, Kirribilli) and Tim Beilharz (Children's Ministry Advisor, Anglican Youthworks)
  • 'Using gifts to serve' - Sandy Galea (Lead Children's Minister, MBM Rooty Hill)
  • 'Safe places for every doubt' - Adam Jolliffe (Children’s & Family Minister, Life Anglican, Quakers Hill)
  • 'Transitions that strengthen' - Kirrily Griffiths (Children's Ministry Team Leader, EV Church, Erina)
  • 'Kids knowing and serving kids younger than themselves' - Stephanie Kyme (Pastor for Children, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Northbridge)
  • 'Growing faith in the very young (Under 5s)' and 'Opening our front door (Under 5s)' - Jenny Cooke (Under 5s Music Playtime leader, Orange)


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