A multi-leveled event to equip teachers for the Weekday Ministry Program, Preschool Bible Study, and Children’s Bible Study. Everyone in Childhood leadership will leave equipped to teach. A must for every teacher!

This year, the Childhood & Family Summit is going digital! By registering, you will have access to a library of videos of breakout sessions from all of our leaders, including keynote speaker, Pam Schiller. Along with the videos, you will have access to handouts to go along with each session. These videos will cover a wide range of topics and can be used for training for preschool and children's ministers, volunteers and leaders, weekday directors and teachers, and special needs ministry leaders and teachers. It will be a tremendous resource for anyone serving in preschool, children's, weekday, and special needs ministry.

Breakout Sessions by Topic | Documented Criteria for Leaders


$50 per church

Keynote Speaker

Pam Schiller

Pam Schiller is a curriculum specialist and freelance author and speaker. Dr. Schiller has worked as a childcare administrator and has also taught in the public schools. She served as Head of the Early Childhood Department at the University of Houston, where she also directed the Lab school. Dr. Schiller shares her extensive knowledge in workshops, radio and television interviews and as a popular keynote speaker and author. She is the author of several early childhood curricula, including the nationally acclaimed, Frog Street Pre-K Program thirty-four children’s books, and more than thirty teacher and parent resource books and other creative projects such as activity books, DVDs and CDs. Pam lives in Cypress, Texas.

Completing the Certification Program This Year

You can take advantage of this COVID season and complete the Certification Program by the end of this year! YES! All 9 classes by October!

This is how you can complete the Certification Program this year:

  • Register for the Childhood and Family Ministry Summit (located at the top of this page).
  • Watch the videos and complete the handouts for the listed classes.
  • Email Sarah Johnson (sarah.johnson[at]txb.org) the Certificate indicating the classes you completed.
  • Email Sarah Johnson the homework assignments also (The assignments are listed here).
  • Register for all the Certification Classes in September and October (Classes are located here).
  • Complete the homework assignments and email Sarah Johnson your papers.

That’s it!!

Because we are conducting the September and October classes by Zoom, the cost of each class in September and October has been adjusted to $30. Our costs have decreased, so the savings is passed on to you.

These are the breakouts needed to complete each of the listed classes. Complete four breakouts in each class. Watch and fill out the handouts to complete the listed classes, then indicate the classes you watched on the Summit Certificate.

Safe Ministry Area

  • Bible Rich Environments: You, the Teacher
  • Emotional Coaching
  • Tweens and Preteens: Children or Youth?
  • Build a Framework for Learning!
  • Bible Rich Environments: Your Classroom
  • Redefining Children’s Ministry in a Post Pandemic World

Guidance in the Classroom

  • Planning and Preparation for Children
  • Be-Attitudes for Teaching Kids
  • Four Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching
  • Understanding the Heart and Mind of Boys
  • Secrets to the Best Children’s Bible Drill Team

Principles of Teaching/Curriculum

  • Building Brain Power in the Early Years: How and When
  • Easy Strategies that Optimize Learning
  • Homeliving, Art, Group Time While Learning the Value of Play
  • Does Your Teaching Connect?
  • Teaching Begins at the Door
  • Best Practices for Older Preschoolers: Large Group

Characteristics of Preschoolers and Children

  • The B-I-B-L-E with Busy Bodies
  • Putting the Puzzle of Bible Study Time with Children, Parts 1-3
  • Teaching Older Preschoolers
  • Age Level Insights for Spiritual Development in Early Childhood
  • Who Are Preschoolers?

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