UCC Makes Children a Priority

May 13, 2016 | Jay Wintermeyer

Upper Columbia Conference hosted a children's leadership workshop on Sunday, March 6, in Spokane, Wash. The one-day event highlighted what members can do to engage children and their families.

During the event, participants learned about vacation Bible school programs, Sabbath School activities and other child-focused ministry ideas that not only engage church and community children but bring entire families to church as well. 

Patty Marsh, Upper Columbia Conference children's ministries director, challenged each attendee to make child evangelism a key part of every church budget. "Children make lifelong decisions for Christ by the age of 13," says Marsh. "We need to make every effort to help our kids choose Jesus early in life."

Workshop attendees listened to presentations by six different presenters and had opportunity to get hands-on experience with several of the activities and programs shared.  

"In an age when our kids are leaving the church, it's refreshing to see Upper Columbia Conference making our kids a priority," said one attendee. 

Upper Columbia Conference children's ministries department holds workshops to train and equip members in child discipleship. If you missed the March 2016 workshop, contact Marsh for details on the next training event.