CEF's Children's Ministry Conferences

Every year CEF of Greater New York City is privileged to bring two conferences for children's ministry leaders, volunteers, pastors and pretty much anyone interested in helping kids come to Christ and live for Him!  

We had such a great time at this year's Spring Conference.  

And we are grateful for everyone who came out to be a part of it.  

The Next One is Almost Here!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Salem Church

634 Clove Road

Staten Island, NY 10310

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Every Child     .     Every Nation     .     Every Day

Conference Info

Location: Salem Church

634 Clove Road

Staten Island, NY 10310




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Registrations received by

September 4, 2018...$55.00!

Registrations received by

September 17, 2018...$65.00!


50% off for ages 14-18!  Call the office for the Youth Discount Code


Register online at cefnyc.com/Conference


Or by mail completing and sending the cutoff portion of this brochure.


Registrations will not be taken by phone but please feel

free to call 718.727.4313 with any questions.


Checks or money orders may be

made payable to CEF and mailed

with completed registration form to:



PO Box 140220

Staten Island, NY  10314-0220


Lunch, conference notes for all workshops and a gift are included with the registration!


Refunds will not be issued to any registrants who miss the conference.


For Sr. Pastors!  Bring 5 or more people from your congregation, and your registration is free!


200 Registrations Available for the fall conference.

Workshop Topics

  • Session 1 Choice

    Review Can Be Exciting – Monica Winter

    With kids absorbing new information all the time, we want to make sure that the truths from the Bible are able to stick with them.  No, we're not going to give an exam.  Instead, we can embrace the way God created kids' minds by making our review time fun and exciting!  Join us in this workshop to see why this is important and get some ideas for your own review time.

  • Session 1 Choice

    It’s Just a Phase – Tanya Velardo

    Every church knows that kids matter. A better question is, does your church act like every kid matters at every phase? A phase is a timeframe in kids' lives when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. The whining infant, the dramatic fifth grader, and the confused middle schooler are not just going through a phase that should be wished away. Instead, they are transitioning through a critical phase that you are called to discover, celebrate, and navigate strategically with them. Churches are presented with the challenge to treat every kid who breathes like they are made in the image of God. This can change how every kid sees God, and that could change every kid's future. 

  • Session 1 Choice

    Activated: Help Your Teens Live God's Plan – Brian Evelich

    With the loss of teens and college age church attendees, having a proactive plan to activate and empower teens to grow in their relationship and participation with Jesus is essential.  Strategies to call youth into Christian service gives them a vision for God's plan for their lives, not just for tomorrow but for today!

  • Session 2 Choice

    Safe, Known and Remembered – Jonathan Tuley

    Whether you serve at a small church or a large one, first time guests, birthdays, and other major milestones can get missed from time to time.  In this breakout we’ll explore the idea that the most important thing you do each week may be simply writing a card or making a phone call.  Kids need someone who will show up in their life on a consistent basis. We’ll discuss how you can organize your ministry to make the most important things a priority.   

  • Session 2 Choice

    Managing Your Classroom – Josiah Maddox

    What do you do when that boy keeps climbing under the table, or when that girl keeps calling kids mean names?  How to you keep the kids focused on what your doing in your group?  When your classroom is managed with the kids in mind, it gets rid of things that distract them from what you're teaching. Let's explore this together and be prepared to create a group that is ready to learn.    

  • Session 2 Choice

    Not Normal: 7 Quirks of an Incredible Volunteer – Tanya Velardo

    Even if you're a good volunteer, you still stand a chance of being a little too normal. When it comes to that certain something in volunteers, we're looking for something a little more extraordinary, something a step above. Something not normal. In Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers, we'll talk about ways you can make the most of your volunteering.   

  • Session 3 Choice

    Worship in Motion - Kristyn D’Andrea

    Let the children praise the Lord with their whole self. Embrace a child's need for activity by including movement in your worship time with kids.  In this workshop, you will learn to help children draw close to God as you lead them in worship with motions.  

  • Session 3 Choice

    Partnering with Parents – Jonathan Tuley

    There’s no doubt that the greatest influence in a child’s life is the parent or primary caregiver.  But in such a busy culture it’s becoming more and more difficult for parents to find time to invest in the spiritual growth of their child.  In this breakout we’ll explore practical ways for your church to be able to partner with parents and help them win at home.   

  • Session 3 Choice

    Transformational Teaching – Jong Dae Choi

    Have you ever witnessed the spiritual transformation of a child? When did it happen? How did it happen? In this workshop you will learn crucial and foundational principals for transformational teaching. Then we will work on recognizing those transformational –Aha!– moments, and knowing how to lead children to them. 

    Let's do more than "talk at" the children; rather, following the holy Spirit's leading, let's create an atmosphere of discussion, sharing and listening.  The Holy Spirit will shape the children and transform them. Then they will transform the world!