The LifeWay Kids Ministry Conference :: Guest Blog: Klista Storts

October 11-13 feels like only days away now! We can’t wait to join you guys in Birmingham and to hear the heartbeat of children’s ministry, talking about our triumphs and struggles. One of our trainers for children’s ministry, Klista Storts, had this to say about the conference…

 “We’ve just wrapped up a three-day conference in Nashville with new childhood ministry leaders from across the country.  I enjoyed every minute and the hardest part was saying good-bye!  Part of our Childhood Team’s mission statement is to encourage and champion children’s ministers – probably my favorite part of my job!  Along with building relationships, our goal for this event is to equip new leaders with practical helps for their ministries.  The difficult part is trying to cram everything they need in to three short days!  Just can’t be done!

So…I’m excited to remind them (and you!) of another way they can network with each other and gain some practical and very valuable help along the way.  Our LifeWay’s Kids Ministry Conference (just three short weeks away) will be offering more than 50 breakouts  – many of which will be especially helpful to new children’s leaders. We even get down to the nitty gritty stuff, like budgeting – in “Making Sense of your Dollars: Budgeting for Children’s Ministry.” Other sessions especially helpful to new ministers include:

  • Help! I Can’t Do This Alone!
  • Bridging the Gap Between Family and Church
  • 10 Essential Leadership Tips
  • Putting Excellence into Your Ministry; and
  •  Evaluating Your Ministry

There are so many more – but I’m out of space here.  You can find out more by going to where you can get all the titles and descriptions.  Oh…and you can register there too! I look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!”


If you haven’t checked out the line up for LifeWay’s Kids Ministry Conference…

Who’s Leading Worship?     Anthony Evans

What’s the Theme?           Brand New Days

What else will there be?       VBS Preview

Mary Carlisle

Mary is a University of Mobile grad, with a BA in English and Theology. She worked with CentriKid Camp starting as a staffer in 2007 and began working in the camp office in 2010. She joined the VBS team in November of 2012.

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