My 43rd consecutive Children’s Pastors Conference is now past, and my 44th is rapidly approaching! While there are MANY fantastic kidmin conferences today to choose from, only CPC brings together all the large publishers and many small ministries to exhibit, has general sessions to knock your socks off, and more workshops than you can count. OK, maybe you could count them, but there are a LOT!
This year Kidology exhibited and had a blast with a “PRIZE WHEEL” giving away resources from Kidology and a select group of our vendors who we featured in our booth. When all was said and done we gave away OVER $12,000 in Kidmin Resources. WHY would we do this? Because of our MISSION: To Equip and Encourage Those in Children’s Ministry.
EVERYONE who came to our booth won something – and not just samples! They went home with a set of Speed Stacks or DVD curriculum from EKG, or they won a free downloadable resource like River’s Edge Easter lesson, The Hunt is On!, or Jesus is Real from Tadpole Tales, or Knights of God 12 week curriculum from NextGen4Christ, or Scripture Lady’s downloadable Fruit of the Spirit music collection, or TruthQuest’s Easter curriculum He is Risen. Or it may have been one of many Kidology Resources like the popular U-Turn Cards or Resurrection Clue Hunt. Others learned about NoDuh the Wise One winning all his videos while others got the Kidology Handbook or Kid’s Church Cookbook. Of course, we gave away many full units of DiscipleTown and chose How to Love God with Valentine’s Day coming soon. But the most excited people were those who won a Premium Membership to Kidology.org – whether for the first time, or getting their expiration extended. With all the content, resource discount, monthly $1 deals and more – it’s the best deal in Kidmin!
But as you can see from the pictures above (click the image to view larger) the highlight of CPC isn’t the “stuff” (as cool as it is!) it is the PEOPLE you get to meet and hang out with. I so enjoy meeting new folks, reconnecting with long-time friends and seeing how Kidology can be a help and encouragement to both leaders and volunteers in ministry and the resource providers who are there to support them.
As I tell people who come to our booth,
“Kidology.org is like a CPC every day of the year right on your computer. Bright ideas for Children’s Ministry, the resources to equip you, a place to chat and make friends to be encouraged and where you can find what you are looking for – even if it’s not on Kidology.org, we are always the best place to start. It’s been that way now for over twenty years and still growing. HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?“