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NEXT Conference (Children’s Ministry)

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - April 18 @ 4:00 pm



Finally!! A training conference just for children’s workers! The NEXT conference is all about passing our faith along to the NEXT generation. Registration is only $49 and you receive a great speaker, awesome workshops, worship and lunch! Don’t miss it!

2015 details:
  • Dates: April 17-18, 2015
  • Location: Immanuel Baptist Church, Truro, NS
  • Speaker: Sam Luce, Pastor, Redeemer Church, Utica, NY
  • Worship Leader: Tammy Giffen & Family
  • Cost:
    • Full event: $49 until March 29th; $59 March 30th-April 15th; $65 at the door
    • Friday only: $20 until March 29th; $30 after March 30th
  • Online registration OPEN NOW!
  • Accommodations: If you require, we have a negotiated rate with the following Truro hotels under “Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches”:
    • Super 8: $89 includes a continental breakfast (1-902-895-8884)
    • Best Western: $95.99 (1-902-893-4311)

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    If you have questions, please contact the NEXT Conference Registrar Jacqueline Derrah by email or phone 506-635-1922 ext. 115.



    Sam Luce

    sam-luce-NEXTI have been a pastor at Redeemer Church in Utica NY for the past 18 years. 14 of those years serving as children’s pastor. Currently I am serving as the Utica Campus Pastor and the Global family pastor.
    I am currently a contributing editor to K! magazine, serve as chairman of INCM, co-authored “The Eric Trap”, have been involved in several book projects, and been blogging here since 2007. I have spoken at conferences and have done some consulting and coaching. My real passion lies in preaching the gospel, building and strengthening the local church in any way possible because I believe in creating environments where life change can take place. I truly believe that the local church is the hope of the world.
    I have been married to my beautiful wife for 16 years together we have 4 beautiful children ages 10, 7, 5 and 1. We currently live in Upstate New York.

    Promo Slides



    Download full list with description here: 2015 NEXT Workshops

    • Biblical Storytelling – Lori Noseworthy
    • “Should I Be Concerned?” Possible Indications of Child Abuse – Kim O’Connor
    • How Can Your Church Equip Families to be Safer Online? – Jon Dixon
    • Not your Mama’s Sunday School – Philip Bain
    • Dealing with Discipline – Jen Rowsell
    • It’s Your Move – Creative Ways to Partner with Local Schools – Linda Lamos
    • The foundations of an effective Preschool ministry – Lynsay McLean
    • Family Outreach – Kristen Reddy
    • Partnering with your Community – Gavin McCombie
    • Curriculum discussion panel – Dan Pyke, Jon, Carla, Heather Waugh, Geoff McLean, Renee Embree
    • Children’s Midweek: Marvelous or Misaligned? – Victor Somers
    • Who’s Next? – Mark Miller
    • Growing your Family Ministry from the Inside Out – Melissa Hetherington
    • Youth in Kids Ministry – Angela Wade

    1. Registration starts on Friday night at 6:30pm.
    2. Coffee will be available throughout the conference.
    3. Lunch on Saturday is included in your registration and is a great time for networking with other leaders.


April 17 @ 6:30 pm
April 18 @ 4:00 pm
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Rev. Jon Dixon


Immanuel Baptist Church
295 Young St, Truro, NB B2N 3Y4 Canada
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(902) 895-8857


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