An Unconventional Kidmin Conference

Wendy Douglas —  January 24, 2011

There’s a new conference in town and I am very excited about it. Group is hosting a children’s ministry conference October 7-10, 2011 in Chicago. There are many speakers such as Jim Wideman, Greg Baird, and Dale Hudson to name a few. You can find the complete listing of speakers here:

I would have to say what excites me most about this conference is the Connect Groups. This is an opportunity where people in similar ministries can get together and chat, exchange ideas, and get to know each other in a small group type of setting. There are 20 different Connect Groups listed so there is something for everyone. You can find the complete listing of Connect Groups here:

Also available are Deeper Learning Tracks, Half Tracks, and Workshops on a variety of topics from leadership to worship to connecting with parents. There are main sessions with Jim Wideman and Christine Yount Jones and more to look forward to as well.

One of the three reasons listed on the Kidmin Conference website as to why you should choose to attend this conference is:

AUTHENTIC CONVERSATIONS You’ll enjoy genuine conversations and connections. We believe relationships are essential, so we invite you to be known, be heard, and be valued in a caring environment built for connecting with others. There’s always a time and a place for authentic conversation.

Make plans to attend this conference and bring your team!

You can learn more about the Kidmin Conference and register here:

Wendy Douglas

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Wendy is married to a warrior for the last 18 years and Mom to three boys. She volunteers in KidzPlace at The Gathering Church in Sevierville, TN. She reads almost anything she can get her hands on. In addition to contributing to Kidmin1124, she maintains her own blog called Saved Sister at

4 responses to An Unconventional Kidmin Conference

  1. does this post mean you are definitely coming to chicago?! please say yes!

  2. Praying for provision to come, but really really want to be there 🙂

  3. I understand that there’s a huge party at Amy’s house. Now that I’ve put it out there on the internet, it must be true, right? 🙂

  4. yes! huge party at my house! wayne – you’re in charge of party games. 🙂