Guest blog from Kathie Phillips on how the KidMin Conference is like family!
When I attended the very first KidMin Conference in 2011, I attended alone. However, I wasn’t lonely. There was a sense of family among strangers that I’ve never felt at any other conference I’ve attended. Part of the reason for that is because the conference values relationship and conversation.
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Because of KidMin, I have forged relationships with ladies I now consider more than friends – they are my sisters. If I need a word of encouragement, fresh ideas, or prayer support, they are only a phone call or text message away. When we reunite at the conference, we grab a meal or coffee and enjoy great conversation (and lots of laughs!) as if the miles between us haven’t kept us apart. The calling God has placed on our lives binds us together – their friendship is something I deeply treasure.
Another facet of KidMin that set it apart from other conferences is that there are plenty of opportunities for conversations to take place between attendees, workshop presenters, and general session speakers. Everyone is accessible – no one is off limits. You’ll spot kidmin ‘superstars’ in the crowd. They are always gracious, warm and interested in chatting with you and hearing all about your ministry. But the amazing thing is that no one is a superstar; we’re all in the day-to-day trenches of children’s ministry. We speak a common language.
While the KidMin Conference welcomes thousands each year, there is a family feel that is unmatched. So what are you waiting for? Register today and become part of the KidMin family!
Kathie Phillips is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. She blogs at kidminspiration.com.