KidMin 2015 | Chicago, IL, September 25-27, 2015

Connect Groups


Connect Groups

Get Connected. It’s Easy!

You’re not alone at KidMin. Connect Groups give you the chance to meet with other children’s ministers just like you in a casual setting in between regular sessions. They’re led by seasoned leaders who’ve been exactly where you are.

How are Connect Groups set up?

Connect Groups are small-space, group-style conversations for people with similar ministry needs, led by experts who serve as mentors. They usually meet in the same spot (such as an Xorbee chair pod) at various times throughout the conference.

Do I have to go to a Connect Group?

It’s casual, open, and optional. Just stop by and check out a Connect Group anytime—no one is taking attendance, and everyone is welcome!


Balancing Ministry and Family

It’s hard to talk about family ministry when things are tough with your own family. Find support, encouragement, and helpful tips with others who share this challenge.


Bivocational Ministry

Feeling pulled toward your ministry, family, and other job? How can you balance everything? Connect with others like you for workable solutions and support.


Large-Church Children’s Ministry

Relax and let down your guard with others who also share a wealth of opportunities. Share what is and isn’t working in your specific context.


Small-Church Children’s Ministry

Your small church provides intimate impact and, at times, challenges with low attendance. Connect with others who are doing big things with small ministries.


Rural Children’s Ministry

Your rural children’s ministry can be a vibrant “city on the hill.” Come find out how to celebrate and maximize your unique context with others just like you.


Canada and Beyond

You’ve come a long way! Brainstorm with others like you for ways to cross borders, contexts, and countries to apply all you’re learning at KidMin.


Urban Children’s Ministry

Will what you’re learning at KidMin work in an urban context? Connect with others to grapple with implementing principles to your arena of impact.


Preteen Ministry

You’re pioneering ministry with an awkward but awesome age group. Connect with others who know what it’s like to reach these kids before they leave your ministry.


Children’s Ministry Veterans (10+ years)

Maybe you sense that everything’s changing—or staying the same—in children’s ministry. Share your thoughts with other KidMin veterans who have great wisdom.


Multi-Site Ministry

When your church goes multi-site, your challenges multiply exponentially. Connect with others who’ve figured out how to do it well…and lived to tell about it!


Special Needs Ministry

Find support and encouragement with others walking alongside people who have special needs, and discover new ideas for serving these wonderful folks in your church.


Discouraged in Children’s Ministry

If you think you want to throw in the towel, you’re not alone. Maybe, though, you just need a listening ear and prayer support. Connect with others to get your second wind.


Thriving in Transition

Transition and change are inevitable, but you can make a difficult transition much easier with a healthy support network. Find that and more in this group..


Early Childhood Ministry

Celebrate the ups, the downs, the joys, and the realities of shepherding the youngest of God’s flock with the very visionary kidmins in this group.


Here Alone

Come meet others who are as courageous as you are to get training, support, and encouragement at KidMin—even though you’re flying solo!


KidMin Newbie

Excited but a little overwhelmed with your new role? Whether ministry is turning out to be a dream or a nightmare, connect with others who are new to ministry also.


Men in Children’s Ministry

As the not-so-silent minority in kidmin, you have unique challenges and opportunities. Connect with other guys who “get it.”


Married to a Children’s Minister

Whether you’re a silent or equal partner, you serve an important role! Connect with other spouses who share the joys and challenges of this kidmin journey.


I’m a Volunteer!

Ministry to children could never happen without you! Come join others who share your passion for kids—and explore the joys and challenges of being a kidmin volunteer.


Youth & Kids

You may not do it all, but some days it feels like you do! Connect with others who oversee multiple ministries, and discover ways to juggle it all.