IDEAS,
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For nearly 10 years, childrensministryonline.com has been a place to encourage, equip and inspire those who minister to kids. CMO began as the personal ministry blog of Kenny Conley, a place for ideas inspired by ministry in the local church. From this humble blog came nearly two thousand personally written posts, dozens of resources and the beginnings of the Illuminate Conference (now known as Live to Serve), an event designed specifically for kidmin volunteers.

childrensministryonline.com has been an amazing community of leaders dedicated to seeing ministry to kids become the best it could be. Gone are the days when the only options to learn came from books, magazines and conferences. Today, we learn and grow from so much more. Streaming videos, tweets, facebook communities, and insightful blog posts provide information 24 hours a day. Never has it been so exciting to be on the front lines of ministry and childrensministryonline.com is simply one part of this ongoing conversation, offering new ideas and reacting to what others have to say. Please read, observe and consume resources, but also join in on the conversation – the community is better with your side of the conversation.

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Kenny Conley

Kenny Conley

Author & Site Owner

Kenny Conley, the founding author of childrensministryonline.com, is the NextGen Pastor at MISSION Church in Gilbert, AZ. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. In addition to serving for nearly 20 years in the local church, Kenny is also a published author and communicator

He lives in Arizona with is wife Sara and children, Titus, Genevieve and Elle. To see post written by Kenny, click the button below.

 

Jenn Day

Jenn Day

Author

Jenn is the Global CT Kids Pastor at Cross Timbers Community Church in Dallas/FT. Worth. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Texas State University. She was a school teacher in Texas and Arkansas. She has served as a contributing writer and an Orange Specialist for the ReThink Group. She has a passion for reading and learning and helping families write better stories. She studies trends in society that influence families. She and her husband Jeff have been married for over 20 years. They reside in Argyle, Texas with their three children, Monte, Gretchen, and Brooks. As a family, they enjoy snow skiing, wake boarding, and watching Texas Longhorn Football.
Mitch Royer

Mitch Royer

Author

Mitch Royer is the Children’s Pastor at Life Austin. With over a decade of working in Kids ministry, his experience consists of a variety of mega churches including Willow Creek in Chicago, IL and Sun Valley Community Church in Phoenix, AZ. In his current role at LifeAustin, his desire is to see the kids of Austin experience life change. He is married to Stacy, and has 2 kids, a daughter, Fiona and a Son, McNeely James.

Mitch grew up a pastor’s kid and fell in love with the local church. He has a drive and passion to reach kids in the Austin Area for Jesus. Born in Indiana, he has a degree in mass communications from Indiana University, and is graduating with his masters in ministry leadership this summer. He is a board member of the Austin Kidmin Network that dedicates itself to equipping and training local children’s ministry leaders for the ultimate goal to impact the area for Jesus.

Erin English

Erin English

Author

Erin English is the Kids’ Director at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas overseeing the Early Childhood Ministry. She believes (and statistics prove) that the most influential mission field in the world is with the kids in our own backyard. She loves encouraging and equipping ordinary people to do extraordinary things with the gifts and talents God designed them with to point kids and adults alike to Christ and is convinced there is a sweet spot for every believer.

Book enthusiast, paper cut survivor, long distance runner, and #hashtag abuser are among some of the adjectives friends and family use to describe Erin. Her favorite role is wife to her college sweetheart, John. He remains her biggest cheerleader and most enthusiastic supporter. Together they share four children, Drew, Jack, Eli and Eden.

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childrensministryonline.com began in the Spring of 2007 with the express purpose of adding value to the world of kidmin (formerly known as children’s ministry). At the start, this site existed as a personal ministry blog that operated with no financial gain. Since 2009, CMO has generated income, through affiliate links, google adsense, direct advertising and through sponsored posts. Regardless, the purpose remains the same, this site exists to provide content and resources to add value to the world of kidmin. We are required by law to comply to the FTC Ruling for Bloggers, which we do so willingly. We have submitted this site to legal requirement as it is the law and to build a trustworthy experience with all readers. Here are a few things you need to know.

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