NPUC Children's Leadership Conference Draws Hundreds

November 23, 2017

More than 300 children's ministries leaders from around the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) attended the NPUC Children's Leadership Conference (CLC) held Oct. 12–15, 2017, in Portland, Ore.

The event theme of "God's Construction Zone" promoted a vision of "building leaders for today's kids." Sherri Uhrig, North American Division children's ministries director, cut the "construction site" ribbon to open the session. Everyone was given a hard hat to complete the construction motif. The energy of the event was heightened throughout by well-known keynote speaker José Rojas.

Organized by Shirley Allen, Oregon Conference children's ministries director who also took on the temporary title of CLC construction site coordinator, the four-day conference featured six general sessions with Rojas, seven distinct training tracks and a total of 56 seminars.

The photos with this article provide a small window into a very active and full weekend that encouraged, inspired and energized a host of leaders for perhaps the most important ministry our church has — that of reaching and mentoring our children.