The Kids Conference is coming up in March 2019!
This one-day event is designed for kids in first-fifth grades and will be hosted in these three locations:
March 9, 2019 – Peoria, IL (First UMC, 116 NE Perry Ave. Peoria, IL) [view event]
March 23, 2019 – Marion, IL (Aldergate, 1201 N. Fair, Marion, IL) [view event]
March 30, 2019 – Troy, IL (Troy UMC, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy, IL) [view event]
WHO CAN BRING KIDS TO THE EVENT?
Anyone is welcome! Here are some combinations of ways people attend The Light Kids Conference:
- Children’s Ministry Leaders along with a few adult leaders and a group of kids.
- Sunday School Teacher with a couple of other adults and a kids sunday school class.
- A parent with their child(ren) and a couple friends of their kids.
- A grandparent with a child(ren) and some cousins.
- A small church pastor with a newly appointed children’s ministry volunteer and a few kids.
HERE ARE SOME INCENTIVES FOR INVITING KIDS
Pay the registration for kids who bring a friend.
Invite the church to cover the registration cost for all the kids who attend.
A gift for the first child who officially registers for the conference.
Kids will love the event – and you can count on great opportunities for connecting with your own group in a memory making trip to The Light.
Invite parents – it’s a great way to get to know them in an informal setting outside of your own church.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What if we only have one or two kids?
It’s ok if you bring just one child, although, it may be more fun for them if they have a sibling, cousin or friend to hang out with during the day. The group sizes range from just one or two to 25 or more.
Will I be leading during The Light?
Parents, children’s ministry leaders, and other adults are participants in the day, sitting with their children and engaging in general. There isn’t any reason you will be called upon to lead something during the day, though you’re welcome to pitch in and help if you see a need during one of the activities.
Can I register online?
We don’t do online registrations for The Light Kids Conference. You need to fill out the permission/registration form and send it with payment to Harvest Conferences, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy, IL 62294. If you have your forms and would like to contact us to pay over the phone, please contact Tim Price 618-541-8291. You can then mail your forms or bring them with you to the event.
How many kids usually attend?
Depending on the site, there may be between 125 and 250 kids / leaders at The Light.
What is the schedule for the day?
8:30 – check in begins.
9:00 – opening session
9:40 – one group to Bible Buzz and the other half to recreation/activities
10:10 – snack break
10:20 – half the group to Bible Buzz and the other half to recreation/activities
10:55 – general session
11:45 – lunch
12:30 – entertainment
1:20 – closing session
2:00 – conclude and head home
What’s the lunch menu?
Lunch is typically pizza, chips, fruit cup, drink and dessert (cookie or something). Lunch is included in the registration of the event. Families are invited to send a sack lunch with their child if they wish. We rely upon the parent / church leader to take care of making sure children with a sack lunch get it during the lunch hour.
Because there are so many different denominations and backgrounds at The Light Kids Conference, we focus on teaching Bible Stories. Our beliefs line up with The Great Commission, The Great Commandment and The Apostles Creed.