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:

  • MI - Ministry Ideas
  • SYM - Summer Youth Ministries
  • TS - Teaching Skills
  • USM - Under-Served Ministries

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

Saturday, March 18, 9:30 AM
SYMGood Story Telling
Genevieve Brown
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

Everyone loves a good story. Learn how to prepare for your storytelling time, as well as how to bring the stories you tell to life, to win the hearts of children for Christ.
USMThe Biblical Truth of Sexual Sins [Part 1]
Pastor Earl Hood
FaithWalkers Bible Training Ministry, Southfield, MI

What is sinful in the eyes of God? How do you not condemn the person yet judge the conduct as it relates to Biblical truth? Learn how to minister to others regarding sexual sins versus God’s divine design.
MIHow to Develop Effective Bereavement Ministry
Pastor Edward Knox
New Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

When a loved one makes their transition, grief can last from days to years. How can the Church provide effective bereavement support? Learn ways to respond to the growing number of families experiencing grief in our time.
SYMCreative Scripture Memorization
Pastor Steve Raeburn & Pastor Janet Raeburn
Big Blast Ministries, Dexter, MI

Memorizing Bible verses is important to any ministry but do the kids want to do it? Discover some fun, creative ways to help the children hide God's Word in their heart.
TSDiscovering Your Spiritual Gifts
Rev. Dick Bont
Ada, MI

It is impossible to find complete and lasting contentment and fulfillment in life without being used by God in the area of giftedness that He has given you. Discover your gifts and bring God glory through the purpose and value of your life and your community.
USMIncluding Those with Special Needs in Your Church
Sherry Kosmalski and Patricia Dallaire
Potter’s Wheel Ministry, Ward Church, Northville, MI

Learn how to include people with special needs in your regular Sunday morning program.
SYMModeling Mature Faith Before Today’s Youth
Dr. Sherman Arrington
Circle Y Ranch Bible Camp & Conference Center, Homewood, IL

Unmasking Christ-like qualities of mature faith before our youth so that they earnestly yearn to be more Christ-like, are committed to a life of faith in God, assuming succession and growth of the church.
USMOvercoming Negative Self-Image [Part 1]: You are What You Believe
Tessie Wilson
Freedom in Christ Ministries, Northville, MI

As Christians, we derive our identity from our eternal relationship with Jesus Christ. Learn God’s original design and discover how what Christians believe about themselves and their identities in Christ determine how they behave. Then we will discuss the idea of being before doing and more.
Saturday, March 18, 10:45 AM
USMWhat Your Church Needs to Know to Reach Urban America [Part 1]
Lisa Johanon
Central Detroit Christian CDC, Detroit, MI

How can your church meet the needs of marginalized communities? Learn impactful strategies to reach the lost for Christ, using real life examples.
TSDisciplining Children in Love
Bernice Laster
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

We are better able to touch the heart of a child and foster right responses if love and understanding are used. Obtain the tools you need to respond wisely when dealing with unacceptable behavior.
SYMMe? The Director!
Betty Dymond
Five Points Community Church, Auburn Hills, MI

A “how to” workshop that gives you, the director, step-by-step guidance in preparing your summer program, along with how to increase youth attendance.
MIThe True Fast, The Pleasure of God from Isaiah 58
Dr. Charlotte Sledge
Serenity Ministries, Detroit, MI

Understanding the Master’s voice leads to ministry. Learn how Covenant Care Groups can help with feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, eldercare and other services to provide the water of God’s love in the desert places of life.
USMRecognizing the Need for Emotional Wound Care Ministry
Linda Haywood LMSW
Lively Stepping Stones, Wayne, MI

Discover the symptoms and stages of emotional wound care, what remedies are available, and how your ministry can better serve those encountering mental health challenges.
USMFaith at Work through Social Justice
Rev. Gerald Cardwell
Michigan Faith in Action, Flint, MI

When communities like Flint, Michigan suffer at the hand of poor choices by elected officials, what can the Body of Christ do? How should we respond? Learn how people of faith can work together with institutions, and organizations to build community and to address the root causes and results of poverty, violence and division.
MIUsing Stage Plays as an Evangelistic Tool
Stacey Johnson
Playwright, Stacey J. Productions, Detroit, MI

When the gospel competes with contemporary entertainment sometimes the redemptive message of Christ gets lost. Learn how to draw others to Christ through developing Drama Ministry.
TSEmpowering a Generation to Pray
Rev. Debra D. Rau
Aflame for America Harvest Mission Int’l, Sterling, MI

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.
Saturday, March 18, 2:45 PM
TSBasic Bible Balloons: Beginning Balloon Twisting
Pastor Steve Raeburn & Pastor Janet Raeburn
Big Blast Ministries, Dexter, MI

Have you always wanted to twist balloons but were afraid to try? Well today is the day to get started. Learn some basic techniques in balloon twisting and how to use them in your ministry. Of course there will be plenty of balloons to practice what you will learn.
USMWhat Your Church Needs to Know to Reach Urban America [Part 2]
Lisa Johanon
Central Detroit Christian CDC, Detroit, MI

How can your church meet the needs of marginalized communities? Learn impactful strategies to reach the lost for Christ, using real life examples.
USMThe Biblical Truth of Sexual Sins [Part 2]
Pastor Earl Hood
FaithWalkers Bible Training Ministry, Southfield, MI

What is sinful in the eyes of God? How do you not condemn the person yet judge the conduct as it relates to Biblical truth? Learn how to minister to others regarding sexual sins versus God’s divine design.
SYMDISCONNECTED: Connecting with Youth in this Digital Age
Clarkston Morgan
Our Daily Bread Ministries, Grand Rapids, 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.
USMOvercoming Negative Self-Image [Part 2]: A New Heart and a New Spirit
Tessie Wilson
Freedom in Christ Ministries, Northville, MI

As Christians, we derive our identity from our eternal relationship with Jesus Christ. Learn God’s original design and discover how what Christians believe about themselves and their identities in Christ determine how they behave. Then we will discuss the idea of being before doing and more.

[This page was last updated 3/15/17.]