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Sharpen Conference

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.

Conference Faculty:

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marshall-becky mckean-gina Anita
Emily selby-brett thompson-debbie

Sharpen Conference
April 29, 2017


 Conference Schedule
April 29 (Saturday) 

7:30 am             Registration opens





Opening Super SessionStephanie 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!   

9:45- 10:45







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.

  • Infants– Age One- Nita Reynolds
  • Age Twos and Threes–  Jacqui Gingerich
  • Pre-K/ KindergartenGina McKean
  • Grades 1& 2- Emily Townley
  • Grades 3 & 4Debbie Thompson
  • PreteensCharlie Gatton
  • Ministers/ LeadershipStephanie Chase, Becky Marshall, Mark Jones
11:00- Noon







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

2:15- 3:15







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 SessionMark 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

  • Registration $69.97

Early Bird Registration $49.97 (Must register by February 28, 2017)

Click here to REGISTER

Use the Promo code Sharpen20Conf to receive 20% off your registration!


Event Location

Quail Springs Baptist Church
14613 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134


Accommodations and Resources

Hotels Near the Conference

Courtyard by Marriott | 13511 Highland Park Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73120 | Phone: (405) 418-4000

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

Abuelo’s Mexican Food

Mimi’s café

Chili’sPanda Express

Johnny’s Hamburgers

Café Seven




Freddy’s Frozen Custard


Cane’s Chicken

Red Robin

PF Changs

Bravo Italian

Five Guys Burgers

Smash Burger

Poblano Grill Mexican Food


S and B Burger Joint

Tucker’s Onion Burger

Olive Garden

Red Lobster


Texas Roadhouse


Pizza Hut



Johnny Carino’s


Earl’s Barbecue

Revolve Pizza Kitchen

Upper Crust Pizza


Hideaway Pizza

Braum’s Ice Cream




Swadley’s Barbecue

Quail Springs Mall food court

BJ’s Brewhouse

Longhorn Steakhouse

Taco Bell

Cool Greens

Will Rogers International Airport

For directions from Will Rogers International Airport click here.

For other questions please contact us


There will be exhibitors at the conference and they will receive advertising space in the program and media slides during and between sessions. If you or other companies are interested in having a presence at the Sharpen Conference or you would like more exhibiting or sponsoring information, Click Here.

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