The OAC Ministries Creative Children’s Seminar is coming! This is a fantastic training day for people who are involved with Children’s ministry who are looking for new techniques and teaching ideas.
It’s happening on the 1st of August, at Diamond Valley Baptist Church from 9:15am until 3:30pm
Team Rate (minimum of 5)* $22
Team Rate (Minimum of 5)* $32
CCMS Brochure 2015 to download a pdf brochure
OAC Ministries would love you to come along to develop and enhance your teaching skills while encouraging and fellowship with others interested in teaching children creatively.
All CRE teachers please note that due to new legislative requirements ACCESS Ministries will no longer accredit electives at this seminar for CRE teachers. Attendance will not meet annual PD requirements for CRE teachers (SRI).
Detailed information on keynote and electives
Maintaining the Passion
Maintaining the passion and enthusiasm for children’s ministry is not always easy. This session will give some ideas to prevent “burn-out” and keep you motivated for the long haul.
10.50 – 12.10pm
Children and Evangelism
This is an interactive elective where we explore the Why and How of reaching children. The importance of children’s ministry and evangelism is often overlooked in the life of the church.
Puppets for One
You can use puppets when you are on your own, without having to be a master ventriloquist. Each participant will practice using a puppet. You will learn and practice the basic skills of puppet manipulation, including entering and exiting, lip synchronisation, positioning etc. There will be puppets for sale on the day.
The First 20 Minutes
Are children engaged or just waiting to leave. Ideas to help your children be more engaged in our celebrations of worship.
An older primary-aged boy playing a hand held game in the back row during the praise and thanksgiving … engaged or not engaged? Skilling parents to make that judgement and helping them to understand the principles of connecting a child from an early age into the culture of the wider faith gathering will help ensure a child is not lost at that time of transition when, “Kids church is for kids and whatever that is, well, that’s for adults! I don’t want to go!”
Understanding and teaching the whole Bible
The Bible is a collection of books which often confuses the adults who teach it, which makes it difficult to then teach it to children. In this session will provide frameworks for seeing the whole Bible in context, helping us to see God’s ongoing self-revelation culminating in Jesus Christ. Sharmini will give us strategies to teach the bible to children, to help them (and us) know God better from these texts.
1.15 – 2.20pm
Counselling and Nurture
Counselling and Nurture is an overview of the privilege of leading children to the Saviour. Practical guidelines to assist in this all-important task of inviting a child’s response, and then the process of counselling. Also includes basic pointers regarding nurture and discipleship.
Do you have to work with children that have serious “meltdowns’? This session will give you some strategies to try to cater for any child when they experience really challenging behaviours in your SRI class or in your church.
Ministry and Mission – Getting the flavour right
There are at least nine essential ingredients for growing the right ‘vibe’ in any mission, ministry or team. Learn how to get the ‘flavour’ right in your own ministry context. We sometimes wonder why some mission/ministry teams seem to jell and others just don’t seem to work. It’s a combination of things. Sometimes the culture of our teams need to change. Find out what these things are and how to cultivate necessary changes. At the same time, some things are worth recognising as helpful and good. These are worth celebrating and strengthening.
Simple sketching made easy
People who claim to have no artistic talent can learn to sketch in simple and fun ways to illustrate their teaching, includes simple scenes, stick figures and more. This is a hands-on elective. Each participant will discover, develop and gain confidence in their sketching ability. Prepare to be amazed.
2.25 – 3.30pm
Teaching Bible truths
Teaching Bible Truths is all about big words made small! Doctrine can seem unintelligible and dull. Tips on presenting the truths of Scripture in a way kids understand and enjoy, and on the use of good questioning techniques.
The way children learn is changing. What are the latest trends in the way children learn in our schools? How can we apply these strategies to our SRI or church ministry?
Improve your drama skills, and learn strategies on how to get children involved in and excited about drama.
How to use easy, effective, eye catching visuals in your ministry. We all learn so much through what we see. We will explore a whole range of bright and innovative ideas, with a selection of resources to draw on.