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DAY OF

July 28 | Maryland

JOIN US FOR CHILDRENS & YOUTH MINISTRY

Group rate is per person for 4 or more registering at the same time.

* A one-time credit card processing fee of 3% plus $1 per registrant is collected at the time of registration.

How to Register: We offer online registration for individuals and groups. Please have contact information, date of birth and, if applicable, dietary needs ready for each registrant.

Cancellation/Change Policy: Beginning February 15th, changes to a registration may be made at any point for a $10 change fee. Cancellations may elect to donate their registration to our Scholarship Fund or request a refund until June 1. Registrations will be refunded, minus the original processing fee and a $10 cancellation fee, until June 1. After June 1, meal plan registrants can request a partial refund on their meal plan and a full refund on their conference registration, minus the original processing fee and a $20 cancellation fee. We can no longer offer refunds on meal plans after July 1.

WHAT IS DAY OF TRAINING?

Day of Training is more than just classes. This day was created to ignite, refuel and renew your ministry through spirit-filled devotions, creative presentations, and rich fellowship with fellow leaders and workers in children's and youth ministry.

 

This event is part of our National Conference, which gathers Christians from across the nation who are all united by their love for Christ and their desire to creatively share the Good News. If you're interested in more in-depth puppetry and creative ministry training, we encourage you to join us earlier in the week for our National Conference.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Day of Training is open to anyone who would like to invest in developing their creativity and ministries to proclaim the Gospel. Our attendees span all age groups and ministries: adults, teens, pastors, directors, lay workers, and missionaries. 

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
  • Ignite your imagination: you will be equipped with creative ideas and practical solutions to take your ministry to the next level. Our instructors are leaders in the fields of puppetry, creative ministry, and ministry leadership.

  • Renew your mind: you will be spiritually challenged during devotions, refreshed with praise and worship, and inspired by performances.

  • Refresh your spirits: you will be surrounded by like-minded, passionate people from across the nation who are also invested in reaching the next generation of Believers.

 

SCHEDULE

 

FRIDAY, JULY 27: PRE-CONFERENCE

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Learn exciting techniques like puppet building, balloon-twisting and more! These classes require pre-registration.

 

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner on-campus or at local restaurants

 

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Fellowship & Exhibits

Shop exhibits from different ministry vendors.

 

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

FREE Night of Creative Ministry

Sit back and soak up ideas and encouragement from creative ministry presentations.

 

8:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Social Program

Network and fellowship with attendees.

SATURDAY, JULY 28: DAY OF TRAINING

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Exhibits

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Worship & Devotional

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Workshop Sessions #1

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Workshop Sessions #2

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on-campus or at local restaurants

 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Workshop Sessions #3

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Fellowship & Exhibits

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Worship, Closing Challenge & Giveaways

4:00 p.m.

Exhibits Close

WORKSHOP TOPICS

 

WORKSHOP TOPICS

 

Beginning Magic: Tricks You Can Do!
Michael T, Author & Christian Magician

Building & Sustaining a Ministry Team

Deborah Streicher, Milestones Ministry Director

Building a Puppet Show

Jim Scott, Celebration Puppeteers Director

Character & Voice Development

Kristofer & Amanda Sommerfeld, Evergreen Creative Ministries

Cramming Your Classes with Creativity, Charisma & Compassion

Gabriel Galdamez, Creative Ministries Director

Creative Arts & Children

Kendra Sommerfeld, Evergreen Creative Ministries

From Scripture to Script

Rev. Bill Scott, Retired Pastor

Generations in Christian Ministry & Sustainable Teaching Strategies

Linda MacAuslan, PhD, Sunday School Teacher

 

Intro to Gospel Ballooning

Esther Haynes, Elementary Teacher

 

Presenting the Gospel

Barb Field, Teacher, Clown & Missionary

 

Puppet Choreography

Jill Harrington, Prince Puppets Director

 

Wild ’n’ Wacky Games 4 Kids

Jill Harrington, Prince Puppets Director

 

Worship Through Signed English

Kristyn Sommerfeld, Evergreen Creative Ministries

 

13 Spiritual Object Lessons Using Everyday Items

Michael T, Author & Christian Magician

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

 

Join us for additional learning opportunities Friday afternoon before the Night of Creative Ministry! These classes require pre-registration.

Space is limited. Register early to guarantee your space!

Baby Bird Puppet Construction

Friday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm | $25
Jill Harrington, Prince Puppets Director

 

Balloon Twisting Jam 

Friday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm | $10

Esther Haynes, Elementary Teacher

Dollar Store Props

Friday, 1:45 - 2:45 pm | $5

Deborah Streicher, Milestones Ministry Director

 

LED Face Computer Puppet

Friday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm | $35

Joe Dunfee, Puppeteer

Group rate is per person for 4 or more registering at the same time.

* A one-time credit card processing fee of 3% plus $1 per registrant is collected at the time of registration.

How to Register: We offer online registration for individuals and groups. Please have contact information, date of birth and, if applicable, dietary needs ready for each registrant.

REGISTRATION

Saturday Registration ONLY

Saturday Registration + Lunch

Friday Night of Creative Ministry

Save $10
EARLY BIRD
Ends July 1st
Individual | Group

$34 | $31

$45 | $42

Free!

Save $5
REGULAR
Ends July 15th
Individual | Group

$39 | $36

Sold out!

Free!

LATE/ON-SITE
After July 15th
Individual | Group

$44 | $41

Sold out!

Free!

Cancellation/Change Policy:

Changes to a registration may be made at any point for a $5 change fee. 

Cancellations may elect to donate their registration to our Scholarship Fund or request a refund until July 15. Registrations will be refunded, minus the original processing fee and a $5 cancellation fee, until July 15. We can not offer refunds on meal purchases after July 1.

 
 
 
 

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