In the past year or so, my wife has started calling me the “crazy plant man” because our little apartment is full of plants of all shapes and sizes. She would also be the first to point out that I’m not exactly good at keeping all of these plants alive. I haven’t figured out the right balance of light, soil, water, and words of affirmation quite yet. I need to help my plants go beyond barely surviving, and learn how to make them thrive.
As a ministry leader, you might sometimes feel like my houseplants. In ministry, you are constantly pouring out: giving your attention to kids, families, volunteers, and your ongoing to-do list. You might even feel like a plant that has been left in the scorching sun or one that has been deprived of water and nutrients. You might feel burned or you might feel wilted. How can you go beyond barely surviving and learn to thrive in ministry?
That’s our goal for the ETCH Family Ministry Conference 2019: we want to help you THRIVE.
ETCH stands for “Equipping the Church and Home,” and it’s designed to excite and inspire your whole family ministry team. ETCH 2019 will feature inspiring main sessions, practical breakouts, times of connection with other ministry leaders, and fun in order to help you focus on the things that can help you thrive in ministry, and in turn, help others thrive as well.
Make plans now for your entire ministry team (preschool, kids, preteen, middle school, high school, and even leadership) to join us October 7-9, 2019 in downtown Nashville. Check out the incredible line-up for the main session below.
As ministry leaders, we can truly THRIVE when our ministry teams THRIVE, when families THRIVE, and ultimately when the kids & students in our ministries THRIVE.
Find out more at ETCHConference.com. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micheal Walley serves as the Lifeway Kids Event Producer. He is a graduate of Mississippi College and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Micheal has been serving in Kids Ministry from the moment he was “promoted” out of kids ministry himself. He loves coffee, leadership, all things creative, and his wife, Anne Marie.