Passionate about Children's Workers

Children are the church of both today and tomorrow. We believe God is stirring a renewing and children are part of His plan. So we are passionate to raise-up our children’s workers across the country.

So we will be launching a special new track at the Elim Leaders Summit 2018 especially for children’s workers. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect, equip, encourage and inspire those with a heart to see God move amongst our children.


Our children’s ministry leaders play a crucial role in facilitating the spiritual development of our children, reaching into communities and encouraging each child to discover their God-given potential. So we are really excited about this opportunity to encourage and equip children’s workers for the vital issue of reaching and ministering to children in this generation.

Take a look at the speakers and get a taste of what is in store when you send your children's workers to this years summit. Don't forget that each Elim church can get two free children's worker places at ELS18.*


Olly Goldenberg is the director of Children Can, an international ministry connecting generations and reviving the next generation to reach their full potential in God.


Emma is the children’s worker at Coventry Elim where she leads a thriving children’s ministry. Her studies in childcare and education have given her knowledge alongside a heart for children with additional needs.


Nick Whittome is the Associate Pastor at Birmingham City Church with oversight of the kids ministry. He’s been helping out with kid’s ministry for over 10 years on Sundays and in after-school and summer kids clubs, because kids work is the easiest mission field, the most rewarding ministry and the best fun!


DANI JOHNSTON Dani has been involved with kid’s ministry over many years and currently serves as Kids Pastor in LGCC. Dani has seen the Kid’s Ministry grow and flourish exponentially and believes that having a team who are passionate and envisioned is the very foundation for this. Dani is passionate to see Kids Pastors, leaders and workers grow in number but also in confidence, expertise and ability, that provide each child with an effective, fun and engaging ministry.

Overview of the Children's Worker Track

Each of the five sessions will be fun, interactive and engaging - including an exciting mix of practical tools, fresh perspectives, and inspirational teaching.

The Discipleship Journey – Olly Goldenberg

God has called us to make disciples. If our ministry is the only spiritual input for a child, how can we help them journey from unsaved to fully established disciples. Be inspired by stories of children being discipled and discipling their friends. Reflect on the process of discipleship and how the structure of our ministries serves this.

Helping Children Encounter God – Olly Goldenberg

God does not expect us to follow him without encountering him and every generation needs a fresh outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit. Find out how we can help our children to go beyond singing songs and saying prayers to have life-changing encounters with God through prayer and worship.

Inclusion in our Children’s Ministry – Emma Bacon

A session looking at supporting children from different cultural backgrounds and those with additional needs in church. We will look at the importance of including all children and focus on what it would look like to build a SEN program into a children’s ministry.

KidMin 101 – Nick Whittome

This session provides you with all the basics you need to be able to run children’s work in your church effectively and safely, including an outline of all the safeguarding essentials from Simon Bass, the Director of Church Safeguarding Consultancy. A free sample of kids work plans, processes, procedures and paperwork will be also be provided to all delegates as a part of the session.

Growing and Envisioning team… – Dani Johnston

In this session, Dani will be taking a closer look at some of the key elements of how to grow and envision a team. Explore how to go from having leaders who help in kid’s ministry out of duty to growing people into passionate leaders who go above and beyond the one hour on a Sunday Morning. Fruitful leaders grow fruitful kids…


Free places available

To encourage children's leaders to attend the Summit, we are offering 100 free places* (on a first come, first served basis). These children’s workers will have access to the whole summit, as well as to the dedicated children’s ministry track programme each afternoon.

Book your place at ELS18

Imagine the transformation that could take place in the children's work at your Elim church when you send your team of children's workers to be equipped and encouraged at the Elim Leaders Summit from 15-17 May at the Harrogate Convention Centre.

Share this news and the video with others you may know who are or would like to be involved in the area of children’s ministry.

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* To encourage children's leaders to attend the ELS18, we have 100 free tickets available. To qualify for a free place, delegates must be a children's worker at their Elim church and have not attended the Elim Leaders’ Summit before. This offer is limited to 2 tickets per church and excludes all credentialed ministers, ministers in training, those licensed to minister or lay representatives. This offer cannot be used with other offers including the early bird group discount. Limited availability so book your tickets now to avoid missing this special offer.


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