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Upcoming Events

Find information for upcoming events related to children, youth, family, and intergenerational ministries here. Events may be local, global, or international. They may be free or fee-based. They may be one-time or on-going. If you have a suggestion for an event to be added to this list, please contact Kathy Pittenger.

Recorded workshops/webinars hosted by the Michigan Conference will also be posted here.


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Kids Min Zooms

Kids Min Zooms are on the first and third Wednesday of the month from September – May.

Unless otherwise specified, zooms are at 10am and 7pm (eastern). Guest speakers are at 10am only. A summary (or sometimes recording) and discussion is at 7pm).

Recordings from Kids Min Zooms (when they are recorded) are available here.

Register for Kid Min Zooms here

Download the 2024 Kids Min Zoom Flyer


2024 Faith Formation Cohorts

Information about cohorts can be found here.

Faith Formation Leadership Academy

Equipping faith formation leaders in United Methodist Churches as they guide and support Christ’s disciples in the work of loving God and loving neighbor. Offered by the Rio Texas Conference of The UMC. Learn more here.

Practical Resources for Churches Cohorts

Ecumenical Cohorts are led by a variety of leaders. Learn more at the PRC website.

Children’s Defense Fund

The Hall-Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry is hosting a summer event for leaders passionate about child advocacy! 

Dates: July 15-18, 2024

Location: Children’s Defense Fund’s Haley Farm, Clinton, TN

Early-bird registration ends April 15th.

Learn more about the event and register here

APCE Annual Event

Learn more about APCE (Presbyterian) and their annual event here

Children’s Spirituality Summit

Learn more about CSS (ecumenical) and their event here


Learn more about Forma (Episcopalian) and their annual conference here


Learn more about Intergenerate (Ecumenical) and their event here

PRC- Practical Resources for Churches

Previously recorded webinars for a variety of topics by a variety of speakers.

Recorded Workshops and Webinars

Caring for the Mental Health of Children

Guest Presenter: Lauren Victor, LMSW

Appropriate for leaders who work with children and youth and their parents/caregivers.

Children and Worship

Guest Presenter: Melanie C. Gordon