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KIDMIN NATION MEGA-CON

Nashville, TN - September 27-29

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The biggest, most affordable, audacious, exciting and out-of-the-box Kidmin Conference!

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INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Kidmin Nation Year-Round Members:  $97 

General Public: Regular  $197 

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GROUP TICKETS (BUNDLE OF 5 TICKETS)

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Kidmin Nation Year-Round Members: $397 

General Public: Regular  $797 

AMAZING CONFERENCE PRICING

SOME OF OUR SPEAKERS

RYAN FRANK

President of Kidzmatter and Director of Kidmin Nation

LISA BEVERE

Best-Selling Author and International Speaker

MARTIJN VAN TILBORGH

Author, Speaker and CEO of Kidmin Academy

HK DERRYBERRY & JIM BRADFORD

BETH FRANK

Co-founder Kidzmatter Magazine and Creator of Ausomely Blessed

Join us for the nation’s most creative, inspirational, and energetic conference on leading your ministry into the future! Kidmin Nation Mega-Con, the brand new 3-day children’s ministry conference, is created by the team behind KidzMatter, Kidmin Academy, and Kidmin Nation. 
 
The Kidmin Nation Mega-Con includes:
>> Amazing worship
>> Challenging speakers
>> Networking opportunities galore
>> A “Day of Awesome”
>> And much more!
 
 

THE EVENT VENUE

CORNERSTONE CHURCH

726 W Old Hickory Blvd

Madison, TN 37115

GUEST HOTELS AND GROUP RATES

International Renowned Worship Leader and Speaker

REBECCA FAITH

FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT KIDMIN CONFERENCES

MAURY DAVIS

Senior Pastor Cornerstone Church Nashville

The grand prize is a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. Read the official rules for more details. 

Join like-minded children’s pastors, ministry leaders, influencers and thought-leaders for three days of ideas, inspiration and insights, networking and learning, and proven strategies to help your ministry go into the future.
 
Get sage advice, creative ideas, and workable ministry solutions from the doers and dreamers of some of the most audacious ministries around — and have some fun, too! 

 

DAVID LAFLIN

Emcee and Professional Christian Illusionist


BRIAN DOLLAR

Creator of High Voltage Kids, Author, Speaker

THE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, September 26 – Kidmin Academy Graduation and Reunion
*Separate ticketed event, and open to all- click here to purchase your ticket and join in on the fun and celebration.

6:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.


8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27 – Day 1

Welcome to the Party!

Worship and Graduation Ceremony

Dessert Reception & Networking

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.


 

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m. 




3:30 p.m.


5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.


Welcome to Mega-Con!

The Nation Gathers (General Session #1)
Featuring David Laflin, Rebecca Faith, Pastor Maury Davis 

and The Lads

Deep Dive Master Classes #1

Fuel Up #1 (Networking and Learning Lunch)

The Nation Gathers (General Session #2)
Featuring David Laflin, Rebecca Faith, Ryan Frank, Beth Frank and Jean Thomason

Deep Dive Master Classes #2

Fuel Up #2 (Networking and Learning Dinner)


Hour of Awesome- Not to Miss!

The Nation Gathers (General Session #3)
Featuring David Laflin, Rebecca Faith, Mike Nawrocki and Lisa Bevere

Thursday, September 28 – Day 2

9:00 a.m.



11:00 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m. 

7:00 p.m.




8:30 p.m.

The Day of Awesome Begins!
Featuring David Laflin, Yancy, Ryan Frank 
and Unbelievable Surprise Guest

Deep Dive Master Classes #3

Fuel Up #3 (Networking and Learning Lunch)

Deep Dive Master Classes #4

Fuel Up #4 (Networking and Learning Dinner)


Hour of Awesome- Not to Miss!

The Awesome Gathering
Featuring Yancy, David and Teesha's Illusion 

Spectacular & More!

After Party and Late Night Networking

Friday, September 29 – Day 3

9:00 a.m. 


11:00 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. 




4:15 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

The Nation Gathers (General Session #4)
Featuring David Laflin, Rebecca Faith and Jeff & Debby McElroy

Deep Dive Master Classes #5

Fuel-Up #5 (Networking and Learning Lunch)

Deep Dive Master Classes #6

The Nation Gathers (General Session #5)
Featuring David Laflin, Rebecca Faith, Richard Hight, Brian Dollar and Ryan & Beth Frank

Closing/Commissioning

Mega Con Ends

THE 15 SPECIALTY TRACKS


Each Made up of 3 Deep Dive Master Classes. 

Follow 2 entire tracks, or pick and choose based on your needs

 and interests.

Bring your entire team for maximized training and impact!

Kidmin Leadership
Community Outreach
Your Ministry Blueprint 
(Curriculum and more) 
The 21st Century Kids Choir
Families Matter
Engaging Pre-Teens
Leading Kids into Worship

Kidmin Innovation
Husband and Wife Team Ministry
Early Childhood Impact
Special Needs
Missional Kids and Families

Volunteer Boot Camp
Generational Collaboration
ReFuel (Soul Care)

MORNING:

AFTERNOON:

DDMC #1
Wed. 11 a.m.

Kidmin Leadership
 Strategic Ministry Models with 

John Michael Sullivan

Community Outreach
Attracting Families to Your Church with David and Teesha Laflin

Your Ministry Blueprint (Curriculum and more) 
Blowing Their Minds and Winning Their Hearts with Brian Dollar 

The 21st Century Choir 
Casting a Vision of a Children’s Choir in the 21st Century Church with Keith Melius

Families Matter
How to Solve Any Problem in Any Child at Any Age with Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

Engaging Preteens
Reaching Preteens Within A Children’s Ministry with the FourFiveSix panel

Leading Kids into Worship
Praise and Worship That Rocks with Yancy

DEEP DIVE MASTER CLASSES

DDMC #2
Wed. 3:30 p.m.


Kidmin Innovation
Ministry Outside of the Box with Martijn Van Tilborgh

Husband and Wife Team Ministry
Partners In Ministry: Serving Together As A Married Couple with Brian and Cherith Dollar

Early Childhood Impact
Secrets for Making the Bible Stick with Preschoolers with Jean Thomason

Special Needs
The ABC’s of Special Needs Ministry with Marie Kuck

Missional Kids & Families
Building Missional Families with Michael Chanley

Volunteer Boot Camp
The 10 Essential Factors in Volunteer Retention with Josh Denhart

Generational Collaboration
Becoming a Collaborative Leader with David Rausch

Engaging Preteens
Letting Go of the Bike: Transitioning Preteens into Faith Ownership with Patrick Snow

ReFuel (Soul Care)
Leading in Times of Adversity with Terry Bishir and with Rebecca Faith

DDMC #4
Thur. 3:30 p.m.


Kidmin Innovation
 The Successful Kidmin Innovator with Ricardo Miller

Husband and Wife Team Ministry
Discovering the Power of Partnership with Terry and Karen Bishir

Early Childhood Impact 
The ABC’s of Leading Worship for Preschoolers with Yancy

Special Needs
Key Steps To Starting An Impactful Special Needs Ministry with Craig Johnson

Missional Kids & Families
Incredible Illusions You Can Do! with David and Teesha Laflin

Volunteer Boot Camp
My Best-Kept Secrets for Recruiting Volunteers with Mark Harper

Generational Collaboration
The Power of the Small Church in Generational Collaboration with Michael Chanley

Engaging Preteens
Unlocking 7 Ways Preteens Learn with Chip Henderson

ReFuel (Soul Care)
Leading When You Need Grace with Maury Davis and with Rebecca Faith

DDMC #3
Thur. 11 a.m.


Kidmin Leadership
See Your Dreams Come to Life with Josh and Kate Richter

Community Outreach
How to Build a Mobile Ministry with Josh Denhart

Your Ministry Blueprint (Curriculum and more) 
Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Why Kids are Disappearing From Our Churches with Bryan Osborne

The 21st Century Choir 
A Look at Children’s Music in the year 2017 with David & Celeste Clydesdale 

Families Matter
The Church-Parent Partnership with Jack and Dona Eggar

Engaging Preteens
The Power of Questions in Preteen Ministry with Sean Sweet & Patrick Snow

Leading Kids into Worship
Creative Ways to Memorize Scripture with Jeff McCullough

DDMC #6
Fri. 2:00 p.m.

Kidmin Innovation
Technology Trends and How They Impact Kidmin with Paul Hontz

Husband and Wife Team Ministry
Balancing Act with Jeff and Debby McElroy

Early Childhood Impact 
Six Musts for the Church Nursery with B.A. Snider

Special Needs
How to Raise and Train Leaders for Special Needs Ministry with Norma Puga

Missional Kids & Families
Reaching the 4-14 Window: Catch the Vision with Jack and Dona Eggar

Volunteer Boot Camp
Winning Strategies to Keep and Strengthen Volunteers with Ricardo Miller

Generational Collaboration
Honor the Old and Encourage the New with Mark Harper

Engaging Preteens
Developing an Effective Preteen Leadership Program with Sean Sweet

ReFuel (Soul Care)
Leading When You’re Running on Empty with Corey and Nicole Jones and with Rebecca Faith


DDMC #5
Fri. 11 a.m.


Kidmin Leadership
Missing a Connection: Connections that Matter in Kidmin Leadership with Shane Cooke

Community Outreach
Ministry Outside the Walls with Kidmin Charlie Slaughter

Your Ministry Blueprint (Curriculum and more) 
Your Master Plan: Creating a Customized Kidmin Blueprint with Mark Steiner

The 21st Century Choir 
Next Generation Worshipers with Diane Dawson

Families Matter
It's the Simple Things: 5 Factors That Determine Whether Young Adults Stay or Walk Away from Christ and the Church with Josh and Sarah Denhart

Engaging Preteens
Gametime Strategies: The Power of Intentional Play with Paula Mazza

Leading Kids into Worship
Getting Boys Excited About Worship with The Lads

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY

THE LADS

JEFF & DEBBY
MCELROY

RICHARD HIGHT

JEAN THOMASON
(AKA MISS PATTY CAKE)

MIKE NAWROCKI

YANCY

DAVID & TEESHA
LAFLIN

Leadership Intensive Sept. 25-26KMA Graduation & Reunion Sept. 26 6:30 p.m.

DEEP DIVE SPEAKERS

DAVID & TEESHA 
LAFLIN

RICARDO 
MILLER

KEITH
MELIUS

SCOTT TURANSKY

FOURFIVESIX PANEL

YANCY

MARTIJN
VAN TILBORGH

TERRY & KAREN BISHIR

JEAN THOMASON

CRAIG JOHNSON

MICHAEL CHANLEY

JOSH & SARAH DENHART

DAVID
RAUSCH

MAURY
DAVIS

RYAN
FRANK

BRYAN OSBORNE

DAVID & CELESTE CLYDESDALE

JACK & DONA EGGAR

MARK
STEINER

JEFF MCCULLOUGH

JEFF & DEBBY MCELROY

MARIE
KUCK

MARK HARPER

BRIAN & CHERITH DOLLAR

SHANE COOKE

DIANE DAWSON

CHIP HENDERSON

THE 
LADS

PAUL
HONTZ

B.A.
SNIDER

COREY & NICOLE JONES

NORMA PUGA

JOHN 
MICHAEL SULLIVAN

SEAN
SWEET

PATRICK
SNOW

PAULA
MAZZA

JOANNE
MILLER

JOSH & KATE
RICHTER

UNBELIEVABLE
SURPRISE GUEST

Author and Motivational Speakers

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F U E L   U P   S E S S I O N S

Exposing the Kidmin Myths 
with Ryan Frank, Martijn van Tilborgh, The Lads and other Kidmin Coaches

WOW - Working with Wild & Wonderful Preschoolers with Jean Thomason

Tour of the Children’s Ministry Building at Cornerstone Church 
with Worlds of Wow

Teaching Kids Basic Bible Truths 
with BA Snider

Improving Child Safety in Your Ministry 
with Alex Smith and Angela Lewton

Teaching the Story of the Bible to Kids 
with Rick Edwards and David Morrow

Learning Styles for Leaders 

with Dick Crider

How to Develop the Parent Discipleship Program in Your Church 
with Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

Faith in the Spaces – How can our Physical Spaces Support Children’s Ministry 
with Dawn Rundman

No Nerds Required:  Easy Solutions to get Technology into the Classroom with Sean Cooke & David Rohr

FUEL UP #1
 Wed. 12:30 p.m.

FUEL UP #2
Wed. 5 p.m.

Overcoming Hurdles in Ministry with Ryan Frank and The Lads

Pulling Preschoolers into Praise with Jean Thomason

Concrete Angels - The Spiritual Crisis of Bullying 
with Barbara Price


Tour of the Children’s Ministry Building at Cornerstone Church 
with Worlds of Wow


The Power of One Purpose - Reaching Your Full Potential in Christ 
with Mark Steiner

Children’s Choir Premiere – “Soul On Fire” 
with David & Celeste Clydesdale, the Chil- dren’s Choir of World Outreach Church, and Keith Melius, Director

Purity Prep for Children

with Jennie Bishop

FUEL UP #3
Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Ask Us Anything with Ryan Frank, Kidmin Academy Faculty and The Lads

Family Ministry Pie 
with Denise Ksejbo

Tour of the Children’s Ministry Building at Cornerstone Church 
with Worlds of Wow

The NEW Wine Skin of Children’s Ministry 
with Lori Hensley

Ten Traits of Children’s Ministry Leaders Who Last a Lifetime 

with Dick Crider

Raising Disciples for Life: Grow Kids Who Know God Intimately, Love Him Passionately, and Serve Him Selflessly 

with Mark Steiner

The Kids are NOT the Problem (Building Strong Kids by Building Strong Families) 
with Jeff and Deby McElroy


All Things Nursery 

with Dawn Rundman

Simplifying Evangelism for Children
with Brad Bennett

Classroom Management:  Who’s the Teacher Around Here Anyway? 
with BA Snider

If I Told You My Story (Teaching kids how to tell the story of God’s faithfulness in their lives, recognizing God at work and preparing them to be strong representatives of the Gospel)
with Alex Nsengimana

Music Resources That Change Lives with David & Celeste Clydesdale

Frankly Speaking: A conversation about family, life, and ministry with Ryan & Beth Frank and The Lads

Portraits of Praise with David & Celeste Clydesdale

Tour of the Children’s Ministry Building at Cornerstone Church 
with Worlds of Wow

Understanding Preschoolers – Birth to First 
with Dick Crider

Creating Curriculum from Scratch – Build Nourishing Bible Lessons with Mark Steiner

Techniques for Creative Bible Storytelling 
with Tom Toombs


Teaching Kids to Take Initiative:  A Practical Application of Honor 
with Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller


Starting or Strengthening Your Early Childhood Ministry 

with Dawn Rundman

Zip, Zap Zing! (Bringing stories and principles of the Bible to life using object lessons, gospel illusions, and illustrated messages) 
with Dan Nixon

Reaching Outside the Four Walls: Fullling the Great Commission in Our Communities with Rachael Groll

ABC’s of VBS with Barb Witt

Lessons From Video games: What Games Teach Us about Our Kids, and How to Engage Them Better with Tim Cleary

FUEL UP #4
 Thur. 5 p.m.

FUEL UP #5
Fri. 12:30 p.m.

How to Think and Act Like an Innovator with Ryan Frank, Martijn van Tilborgh, and The Lads

Simple Science illustrations 
with Josh Denhart

Tour of the Children’s Ministry Building at Cornerstone Church with Worlds of Wow

Teaching For Changed Lives 

with Dick Crider

Yahweh & You – Fan the Fumes Into Unquenchable Flames:  Return to Your First Love 

with Mark Steiner

Developing Media Best Practices with Dawn Rundman

Children of the YouTube Nation with Steve Pennington

Simplifying Evangelism for Children with Brad Bennett

Move Me (Engaging kids in movement-based games for better attention when you want it) with Peter Nestler

Ministry and Outreach to the Families of Children with Special Needs with Richard Hight

Burnout-Proof Yourself AND Your Key Leaders with Josh Richter