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2021 Children’s Ministry Conference

Friends with God: Unpacking Exodus with Kids

In 2021 the SMBC Children's Ministry Conference was delivered online. A video recording of the whole program will be available soon to purchase for just $19 per person (including conference booklet) from our online store.


9:00am – WELCOME – Janson Condren
9:05am – Friends with God? (Exodus 17) (+ guided personal reflection + interview) – Josh Reeve
9:50am  – BREAK
10:00am – Unpacking Exodus with Kids: Finding a Big Idea (Exodus 12 + exercise + memory verse)  – 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 – Living God's Way (Exodus 18-19) – Quiz Worx
11:45am – Unpacking Exodus with Under 5s: Handling the Tricky Bits (+ exercise) – Fiona Singline
12:05pm – '66 Books in the Bible' – Colin Buchanan
12:10pm – BREAK
12.15pm – Q&A Panel – Sandy Galea, Tim Beilharz, Naomi de Vries, Fiona Singline
12:45pm – FINISH – Janson Condren


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.

Colin Buchanan’s remarkable career embraces country music, children’s TV and song collaboration. He’s a winner of ARIA, APRA and Golden Guitar awards,  beloved ABC TV Play School presenter and Australia’s #1 kids Christian artist.

Sandy Galea is staff consultant 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.

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