But Becki and I had one of those marvelous, life-changing experiences where God truly spoke to us about his call on our lives – at a Group children’s ministry convention in Atlanta almost 10 years ago.
We’ve had a wonderful relationship with Group for many years and so many blessings have come our way through Group’s conventions, conferences, books and resources – but most of all the relationships with the Group team (both in-house staff and independent, like us).
In Atlanta, we met leaders from Indonesia, India, the Philippines, South Africa – and across North America. Many had traveled on the gifts and prayers of whole churches, just to receive whatever training they could to work with the children they love. And we heard God telling us that it was time to launch the ministry we now lead, KidZ At Heart International, in order to equip people to reach and teach kids for Christ within their own culture.
Quite frankly, we thought it was a huge loss to children’s ministry leaders when Group stopped offering national conventions. And that’s why we are ecstatic to be part of KidMin Conference coming in October 2011! (Check out the details at www.childrensministry.com/kidmin!)
Becki and I would love to see you there – friends old and new! As always, Group will create a space for you to learn, grow, laugh, share…and hear from God! Who knows what ministries will be birthed next?