For nearly 15 years, 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 thousands of personally written posts, dozens of resources, a volunteer conference, and dozens of online and in-person networking communities. It’s been a really fun ride! 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, Instagram posts/reels, Facebook communities, and helpful blog posts provide information 24-hours a day. Never has it been so exciting to be on the front lines of ministry and is simply one part of this ongoing conversation, offering new ideas and reacting to what others have to say. Please read and use these 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, 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.


Guest Authors

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

At, we believe that more voices are better than one. We’ve personally seen that collaboration always trumps the singular act, no matter how talented. We’re proud to have so many amazing and gifted leaders participate in this community. Click below to see all who have contributed to this community and find all their posts.

Disclosure & Disclaimer 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.

  • We will never personally endorse a product or service that does not create value for the readership of
  • Most products received for review purposes come free of charge.
  • We frequently blog notes and experiences from conferences and events where we were not required to purchase registration.
  • We regularly promote books and resources relevant to to this audience using affiliate links (although we will not necessarily note the use of such link in every occasion).
  • We retain the right to provide specific advertising/sponsorship across this blog property, however; we will not permit advertising of products or services contrary to the content supported on this blog.
  • We will not guarantee that a review of a product, service or experience will be positive, but we do promise to be fair. Our first priority is always to provide quality reviews and assessments for this audience.

It has been a privilege to operate all these years and we truly love the community of readers. Providing content, collaborating on ideas and engaging in discussion with the audience has brought significant value far beyond description.



This is an independent ministry blog. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of the author’s employers. The information provided is on an as-is basis. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.