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Children's Ministry Metamorphosis

with Sue Miller and David Staal

Saturday, June 7, 2003

on CHANNEL 9621

Sue Miller

David Staal

Kids and church. It's often not a good combination. For a lot of kids, if given the choice, they'd willingly eat a second helping of Brussels sprouts before agreeing to go to church!  Would it take a transformation of your Sunday school program for kids to actually enjoy going to church?

Welcome to Promiseland. Each weekend, thousands of kids can't wait to get to Promiseland, the children's ministry of Willow Creek Community Church. 

With a commitment to partner with parents to help kids begin and develop a relationship with Christ, Promiseland has discovered you can actually mix church and fun! Lively music and dramas, large-group teaching, small group conversations and relationships, and much more help make Promiseland a weekly highlight for kids.

A little different from your church? It doesn't have to be. Gather with your children's ministry team for a 3 1/2 hour satellite seminar hosted by Promiseland staff members - and build a ministry development day for your team around this information-packed seminar.

In this live training, you will:

  • Learn the six core values that guide the ministry.
  • Experience a typical hour of Promiseland.
  • Discover how you can utilize every minute you spend with the children in your ministry.
  • Be challenged to make your children's ministry the highlight of kids' weeks.

In addition, the Promiseland team will provide you with pre- and post-seminar training activities. This makes for a great day of visioning and development for your entire children's ministry team.

If it's time for you to transform your Sunday school, then get ready to be part of this special interactive children's ministry development seminar from CCN. And you might even have some fun!


Session I The Mission, Vision, and Values of a Prevailing Children's Ministry
Presentation of basic concepts, with video illustrations.
Break  Break and Discussion Group (30 min.)
You will be given a special assignment for discussion groups with your team members.
Session II A Day in the Life of Promiseland
Children's ministry at work, utilizing video highlights and illustrations.
Break  Break  (15 min.)
Session III  Live Interactive Q&A
Ask Sue and David questions you have about children's ministry and the Promiseland model via phone, fax, or email.

If you are not a CCN subscriber, click here to find out about hosting this event at your church.

Who should attend these seminars:

  • Pastors
  • Associate pastors
  • Children's Ministry leaders and staff
  • Children's Ministry volunteers
  • Sunday School teachers
  • Parents

Sue Miller is the director of Promiseland at Willow Creek Community Church. With the substantial contribution of 1,000 volunteers and staff, she continues to make the Promiseland vision a reality. Sue taught in the public school system for 15 years before coming to Promiseland, and has a strong passion to raise the value of doing children's ministry with excellence across the Kingdom, so together we can reach and teach the next generation of Christ followers.

David Staal serves as the Promiseland Movement Director for the Willow Creek Association, supporting children's ministries in local churches around the world. He joined the staff of the Willow Creek Community Church in 1998 as the Communications Director after 13 years in corporate marketing. In addition to his staff role at Willow Creek, he volunteered for six years as a parent helper, a one-on-one partner with a special needs child, and a speaker/trainer--all in Promiseland.

Saturday, June 7, 2003
Pacific 8:30a-12:00p
Mountain 9:30a-  1:00p
Central 10:30a-  2:00p
Eastern 11:30a-  3:00p

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Pre-Seminar Activity Files
Ministry Assessment RTF File (290K)
PDF File (40K)
Outline PDF file (1.2mb)
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RTF File
Promotional Materials
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