April 29, 2017
Quail Springs Baptist Church
What is this conference?
At this one-day Preschool and Children’s Ministry conference, participants will enjoy large group sessions and age group breakout sessions filled with practical training teachers can use in the classroom immediately. Participants will also receive a Conference Resource Book filled with great ideas that they can use to collect more ideas while attending. This way all conferees in attendance will leave with a growing resource book and big smiles!
*Continuing Education Credits will be provided while attending each conference.
April 29 (Saturday)
|7:30 am||Registration opens|
|Opening Super Session – Stephanie Chase
Who are these People & Why are they driving me crazy?
Do you work with other people, teachers, parents, team members? Do some of them get on your nerves? Are you struggling with how to deal with these hard to love people? Join us as we discover why people drive us crazy and how we can work together to do the ministry God has called us to do in UNITY!
|“Set Up & Teach”– In this age graded breakout conference you will learn the best practices that make a small group Bible study time a complete hit. You will hear practical steps for preparing and presenting biblical material with fun and interest. Discover the keys for making the most of your limited time with these kids each week.
|Wonder and Worship– Worshipping God by teaching preschoolers, and teaching preschoolers to worship God. Becky Marshall- Preschool
Publicize you Ministry– Reaching families and getting the word out is more challenging than ever. Where are parents giving their time and how can we meet them to share the message about our ministry. Tools and tips will be given so be ready to take note. Keith Badgett- Children
Developing Your Ministry Pipeline– We want to raise and answer these questions: What system (structures) do you have in place for leadership development? What attitudes and skills are needed for someone to move through the pipeline? And what must happen in your own development as a leader for all this to occur? Brett Selby- Leadership
|12:00-12:45||Lunch (provided) & Tour Quail Springs Preschool & Children Spaces|
|Lead Teachers Lead Teachers– It’s not a dictatorship. It’s a ministry of discipleship and reproduction. How does the Father keep this thing going? I’ll help you see the eternity in what we do, and you help the next person see the eternity in what we do, and they help the next person….and so on. Becky Marshall- Preschool
Is teaching the Bible difficult or boring? – In this media, technology driven world, how can we make the Bible exciting for children where they not only love learning it but want to DO IT! Come move and groove with us, as we learn how to bring God’s word to LIFE! Stephanie Chase- Children
Creating and Maintaining a Regular Workers’ Meeting– Often we are so busy that we can n not fit another thing in the schedule and before you know it, our workers have had no training. Workers without training seem to fizzle and many quit. Learn how to create fun and concise workers’ meetings they won’t dread attending. Mark Jones- Leadership
|Outdoor Play for Preschool Learning– Nature makes you nicer. Get outdoors, but have a plan for learning! This conference will provide great ideas your kids will love and you will be set for enjoying the great outdoors for your class. Becky Marshall- Preschool
Creating Fun & Purposeful Events for Families– Learn how to plan family events with goals that bring parents and their children together. Help families celebrate new and old milestones and build memories they will treasure. Keith Badgett- Children
Becoming Extraordinary an Leader– Don’t be the run of the mill ordinary leader! Come and learn how to be the EXTRAordinary teacher God intends for you to be! Laugh with us as we learn to be leaders that make a difference. Stephanie Chase-Leadership
|Closing Super Session– Mark Jones
I Just Want to Quit!- What to do when nothing is left and you’re ready to give up.
Cost for the Sharpen Conference
Early Bird Registration $49.97 (Must register by February 28, 2017)
Quail Springs Baptist Church
14613 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
Accommodations and Resources
Hotels Near the Conference
Comfort Inn | 13501 Highland Park Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 286-2700
Fairfield Inn | 13520 Plaza Ter, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 755-8686
Hampton Inn | 13500 Plaza Ter, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 752-7070
La Quinta Inn | 3003 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | Phone: (405) 755-7000
Four Points Hotel | 3117 Nw 137th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | Phone: (405) 418-8448
Springhill Suites | 3201 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | Phone: (405) 749-1595
Holiday Inn Express | 3520 Nw 135th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 751-8900
Hilton Garden Inn | 3201 Nw 137th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | Phone: (405) 752-5200
Restaurants Near the Conference
Freddy’s Frozen Custard
Five Guys Burgers
Poblano Grill Mexican Food
S and B Burger Joint
Tucker’s Onion Burger
Revolve Pizza Kitchen
Upper Crust Pizza
Braum’s Ice Cream
Quail Springs Mall food court
Will Rogers International Airport
For directions from Will Rogers International Airport click here.
For other questions please contact us.
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