Phil Vischer speaks with INCM Executive Director Michael Chanley at the opening session of CPC 2012.
The What’s in the Bible? team had the privilege to travel south to Orlando for a few days last week to hang out with about 1500 amazing children’s pastors at CPC 2012 (Children’s Pastors Conference). What a joy it was to spend time with so many energetic, creative and passionate children’s ministry leaders! Phil spoke at the opening ceremony about the importance of Biblical education for the next generation – and he definitely made an impact, because there was a 2-hour wait in line to meet him afterward! We got to hear so many stories from children’s pastors who are utilizing the What’s in the Bible? Church Edition in their ministries … and I can’t count the number of times we were asked, “when is the next one coming out?” (March, for those of you wondering!)
We spent a lot of time listening to and brainstorming with people who are really on the front lines of children’s ministry. We came away with LOTS of ideas, many of which we are looking to implement over the next few months. If you’re a children’s ministry leader or volunteer and you couldn’t make it to CPC or didn’t get a chance to talk to us, we’d love to hear from you too! What are things we can be doing to better serve you? What are some critical needs in the world of children’s ministry resources? Our ears are open! Share some of your thoughts in the comments section.