INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

ICEA

Workshops and VBS Curriculum Presentations
 

The workshops and VBS curriculum presentations are taught by some of the best leaders and instructors in Christian education. These sessions are packed with proven ideas and techniques for reaching and teaching children and youth.

Tracks:

  • CI - Contemporary Issues
  • CP - Curriculum Presentation
  • LA - Leadership/Administration
  • O - Outreach
  • PG - Personal Growth
  • TE - Teacher Education
  • TT - Teaching Techniques

The following schedule of classes has been assembled in a document that is suitable for printing. It can be downloaded here.

Saturday, March 19, 9:30 AM
CPDeep Sea Discovery: God is with me wherever I go
Keith Johnson
Christian Standard Media (formerly Standard Publishing)
Cincinnati, OH

[Curriculum Presentation] [Repeated AT 1:30 PM] At Deep Sea Discovery, kids will dive into God’s Word to see how He has been with His people every step of the way. Hands-on service projects and sea science will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other! Kids will: KNOW that God is always with them! EXPLORE God’s presence in their lives! SERVE God by serving others!
LAMe? The Director!
Betty Dymond
Five Points Community Church, Auburn Hills, MI

[Repeated AT 1:30 PM] A “how to” workshop that gives you, the director, step by step guidance in preparing your VBS program. Added this year, we will discuss proven ways to increase the attendance of your summer ministry programs.
SMCamping and Spiritual Development
Dr. Sherman Arrington
Circle Y Ranch Bible Camp & Conference Center, Homewood, IL

The value of camping and its impact and social development of youth and adults beyond fun and games. Scripture references: Matthew 7:13-14; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:1-2.
TEWeaving the Gospel into the Bible Story
Lontina Scruggs
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wayne County, Detroit, MI

A Bible story becomes a dynamic Bible lesson when you, the teacher, strategically include the truths of the gospel message throughout the story line. Come and sharpen your skills for the children in your ministry and for the glory of God.
TEOur Children: Kingdom Builders and World Changers
Doreice Denson
First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Jesus is building His Church and he wants us to participate. Spiritually we need to raise our standards to catch the vision of seeing ourselves and our children as God sees us; a biblically sound force of soldiers building His Church for the Kingdom. As a teacher, do you have the vision? Join us for a great learning session.
TTPuppets for Beginners
Joyce McCarty
Puppets & More, Detroit, MI

Puppets are not only fascinating to the audience, they are a great teaching tool. This class is for those who have never had experience using puppets. You will learn the basics of how to operate and use a puppet. Come in time to be one of a limit of 15 participants.
Saturday, March 19, 10:45 AM
CPImpact Your Community for Eternity (CEF 5 Day Club Program)
Jerrie Coleman
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wayne County, Detroit, MI

[Curriculum Presentation] CEF’s 5-Day Club program “One Way” is an outreach to children and their families. It is evangelistic for the unsaved and discipleship for the saved. The bible lessons will challenge children to live out their faith in Christ and help the unsaved know, without a doubt, who the Savior of the World is. They are also challenged by a missionary story lesson on Amy Carmichael. Your church will grow as the members get involved with the families and use the opportunity to invite them into the church for Christian fellowship and living.
OLeapFrog
Rev. Renee Leslie
Learning Enrichment Activity Program, North Lakeport, MI

L.E.A.P. Frog (Learning Enrichment Activity Program), a resource of the Wesleyan Church, is an avenue for the local church to emphasize compassion and community. This summer enrichment program targets non-churched families and reaches families you wouldn’t with a traditional VBS program. Designed to meet the specific and unique criteria of both small and large churches alike.
SMThe Importance of Prayer
Coltee Ware
Beulah First Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

We cannot forget the importance and power of prayer if we want to be victorious in the work of the Lord. This session will show you how to organize a team of prayer warriors committed to praying for the Summer Ministry plans of your church.
TETeachers That Touch Lives: An Inside Look
Marilyn McMichael
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wayne County, Detroit, MI

What is your role, and how important are you as a teacher? Teachers have a special privilege and tremendous responsibility to help their students walk with Jesus. We will look at some of the attributes and characteristics of an effective teacher and learn to live the lessons we teach.
TTGood Story Telling
Genevieve Brown
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

Everyone loves a story. Learn how to prepare for your story telling time and listen to a demonstration of storytelling that will help you bring a story to life.
TTMaking Scripture Memorable
Yvette Austin
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wayne County, Detroit, MI

This workshop will present ideas for teaching Scripture memorizing that kids will enjoy. Discover how to present scripture and challenge children to apply God’s life changing word every day. Make two easy take home crafts during the workshop.
Saturday, March 19, 1:30 PM
CPDeep Sea Discovery: God is with me wherever I go
Keith Johnson
Christian Standard Media (formerly Standard Publishing)
Cincinnati, OH

[Curriculum Presentation] [Repeated of 9:30 AM] At Deep Sea Discovery, kids will dive into God’s Word to see how He has been with His people every step of the way. Hands-on service projects and sea science will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other! Kids will: KNOW that God is always with them! EXPLORE God’s presence in their lives! SERVE God by serving others!
LAMe? The Director!
Betty Dymond
Five Points Community Church, Auburn Hills, MI

[Repeated of 9:30 AM] A “how to” workshop that gives you, the director, step by step guidance in preparing your VBS program. Added this year, we will discuss proven ways to increase the attendance of your summer ministry programs.
LAR&R: Recruiting and Retaining
Rev. Renee Leslie
Learning Enrichment Activity Program, North Lakeport, MI

How to move from “filling slots” to developing a children’s ministry team. Learn what it takes to get ’em, keep ’em, and build ’em up so their investment in God’s littlest treasures pays off in discipled children. Grow your children’s ministry and bring glory to God’s Kingdom.
SMMinistering to Boys Ages 9 - 17
Dr. Sherman Arrington
Circle Y Ranch Bible Camp & Conference Center, Homewood, IL

This workshop provides instruction for Christian Leaders, Teachers and Parents on rightly discerning and how to effectively minister/instruct and raise boys from “Preadolescence through Adolescence” within a global changing society. Scripture references: from I Corinthians; Peter; III John; The Psalms; II Timothy; Deuteronomy; Romans; and the book of Hebrews will be used.
TEDisciplining or Discipling
Bernice Laster
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

When behavior is unacceptable we are better able to touch the heart of a child and foster right response if love and understanding are brought to the situation. Learn to be the prepared teacher necessary to handle tough problems.
TETeaching Children to Pray
Rev. Debra D. Rau
Aflame for America Harvest Mission Int’l, Sterling, MI

Help children learn to pray in a way that will build their faith and encourage a lifetime of spiritual growth. Teaching children how to talk with God will bring them confidence to face the struggles in their lives and the strength to live in an ever changing world in obedience to their Lord and Savior. Empowering prayer resources will be shown.
Saturday, March 19, 2:45 PM
CISatan’s Target is Our Children
Doreice Denson
First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Satan seeks to destroy our families and churches by seducing children away from their parents and from God. We are losing our children to the world because of our lack of knowledge of the fleshly and satanic influences. Come, learn, and teach our children how they can recognize and resist Satan, enabling them to become the World Changers God has purposed them to be.
CIBully Prevention 101: Taking Appropriate Action
Patrice Lee
Oak Park, MI

We live in a day and time where children and youth take their lives because of the fear of bullies, and fear of being bullied. Sadly, many parents/grandparents never knew that their little one, teen or adolescent had been violated. We ask that you not wait until it happens to someone you know. Join us as we discuss the problem and share some practical solutions from a Christian perspective.
OOne Day Outreach
Jerrie Coleman
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wayne County, Detroit, MI

We will look at two programs CEF uses in the summer for a one-day outreach. With inviting titles, “Watermelon Party” and “Jonah, A Whale of a Time”, both clearly present the gospel message and encourage witnessing to the lost. Either program could be a kick off to a larger program, used as a closing VBS program, or a one- day special event if that is what the church budget or schedule allows.
TEGuiding the Child to the Savior: Counseling the Unsaved Child for Salvation
Yvette Austin
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wayne County, Detroit, MI

This session will demonstrate how to counsel a child who shows a desire for salvation.

[This page was last updated 3/9/16.]