Ignite 2019 |Children's Leadership Conference

October 7-10, 2019

A children’s ministry leadership conference that will challenge you, refresh your energy, strengthen your ministry, and equip you for sustained ministry. Join other children’s ministry leaders who are just as passionate as you are about the spiritual formation of kids and families. You won’t want to miss this ministry-changing opportunity to exchange ideas with leading children’s ministers on philosophy, theology, practice. 

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Why Ignite?
Create. Discover. Explore. Connect.

We are each individually created by a creative God to bring our passions and skills to ministry. Let your creativity come alive!
Give your ministry a boost with a renewed why or how. Discover innovative ideas and a fresh perspective to give your ministry new life. 
Explore practical ministry applications, theology, and Scripture. Challenge yourself and your colleagues to think in new ways.
There is strength and growth when you are able to find a support team, a network of ministers who understand and care about your success. 

2019 Keynote Speakers
Dan Boone - President of Trevecca Nazarene University
Shawna Songer Gaines - Lead Pastor, Trevecca Community Church & Tim Gaines - Associate Pastor & Professor of Theology, Trevecca Nazarene University
Jessi Marcus - Pastor of Koinonia, Jacob's Well
Chris Folmsbee - President of Burlap Media
Why Ignite?

This conference was created by children's ministry practitioners who get you. Ignite has professional speakers and workshop and all the same quality of larger children's ministry conferences, but with more opportunities to connect with presenters and fellow attenders. We want to know you and hang out with you. We're your people. Come to Ignite and feel like you're coming home.

Whom is Ignite for?

We speak to the practical, the philosophical, and the theological. Each year we see ministry students who have never held a position in a church as well as veteran children's pastors with more than 40 years of service. We also welcome several children's ministry volunteers every year. Sunday school teachers, camp directors, VBS coordinatorsthis is for all of us!

Where is Ignite?

Located right outside Kansas City, Ignite 2019 will be held at Central Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa, Kansas. View the next tab for hotel information. 

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Hotel Information

Take advantage of group rates at a hotel nearby! Book your hotel by entering the dates and then selecting "more search options." Enter the code "Ignite" to get the conference rate of $75/night (that includes breakfast each morning).

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What people are saying...

"The practical workshops give me ideas and resources specific to my ministry. I've made long-lasting friendships with other people who share my love for Jesus and children!"

-Courtney Coombs, Children's Ministry Consultant

What people are saying...

"I left Ignite feeling renewed, encouraged, and more equipped to love and lead kids and families in a growing relationship with Jesus."

-Crystal Blume, Children's Ministry Volunteer

What people Are saying...

"Ignite prepared me for ministry and expanded my resources, my knowledge, and the group of people I could turn to for help or advice."

-Hannah Martin, Children's Pastor

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