Left to right: Trainers Rosa Morales, Francini Reis, Pamela Daley, Ana Maria Benzaquen are pictured with (in middle) Center for Youth Evangelism Children’s ministry leader, Gretel Dupertuis and CYE’s Executive Director Ron Whitehead. Photo credit: Carmen Ayala and Nestor Osman  

November 10, 2022

Ministry Leaders Get Training in Leading Children

After what seemed like an endless pandemic, Lake Union, in collaboration with the Center for Youth Evangelism and North American Division Children’s Ministry, celebrated a return of the Children's Leadership Conference.

It is the first time the Children's Leadership Conference has been held separate from Club Ministries training, representing a significant boost for both areas. Leaders no longer must choose which track to attend—they can now do both. 

This event took place at Andrews University on Oct. 29, with more than 60 leaders from Michigan, Lake Region, Indiana, and Illinois, enjoying this training in English and Spanish under the theme "Garden of Faith. Growing a Faith that Lasts a Lifetime." The main topic was Teaching Children, which is one of the Certification Tracks from NAD Children’s Ministries department and was presented by four NAD trainers.

Concluding, the exit survey revealed that participants were excited about the event, with testimonies like this: "I am inspired and reignited to the mission and vision of children's ministry!!! I absolutely loved the practical examples in the storytelling. Thank you for some necessary tools for success!!!" 

Thanks be to God, along with the support of NAD Children’s Ministry, the Center for Youth Evangelism, and Lake Union, for this important event. Make plans to join us in October 2023. We will announce news and other events on this website, our newsletter and Facebook

Gretel Dupertuis, CYE Kid’s Center