Information for Members



Twice a year, delegates from CMN Member Churches and organisations gather together to share the latest news and information as well as explore important issues and themes in ministry amongst children as we continually seek ways to support each other in this vital area of work.

During these conferences, CMN Business Meetings give room for more formal discussions and decisions about ways forward. Members of the CMN Executive, elected by the CMN Business Meeting, also meet to discuss matters of strategy and logistics.

Our upcoming conferences will take place as follows:

CMN conference November 2018

Dates: Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 November, lunchtime to lunchtime

    • Venue: IMC, Birmingham, 24 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QX

      Booking: the booking form for members is here.

      Deadline for bookings is Monday 15 October.

      Theme: A Conversation – Innovative and Transformational Learning

      Many of us are responsible for the development of resources and training for those involved in Children’ Ministry or for children themselves. This Conference will explore what Innovative and Transformational Learning mean for us in our ministry and work.

      Questions from this for us in our work and Ministry and the development of Core Skills

      ·         Is what we are doing or providing fit for purpose ?

      ·         Are the resources and training we provide relevant and pushing boundaries ?

      ·         How do we provide resourcing that meets the learning needs of children now and going forward

    • Homework videos How adults can learn from kidsKen Robinson changing education paradigmsMysterious working of the adolescent brain, and Teaching my sister to swim
    • We are in a time when children have access to vast amounts of information at the touch of their fingertips – learning about the world and life through YouTube, Console Games, Google – and living their lives in images as well as face to face contact with friends, family and at school. What impact is this having on their brain development and how they process and access learning? How are we being innovative and transformational in the resources and training that we are providing to churches?

Please contact Aled Davies, our Treasurer, for booking information.


CMN Conference January 2019

Dates: Wednesday 30 to Thursday 31 January, lunchtime to lunchtime

Venue: IMC, Birmingham, 24 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QX

Booking: the booking form will be available in November.

ECCE – The European Conference on Christian Education

Dates: Monday 25 – Friday 29 March 2019

Venue: Berliner Stadtmission, close to the main railway station in Berlin, Germany

Booking: see link to conference information below, there is link from that page to register – the deadline is 31 December 2018, with payment by 15 January 2019.

This conference takes place every three years. The Children’s Ministry Network is usually well represented. The event offers lectures, Bible studies and workshops. We are also able to submit  workshops we would like to facilitate. The conference first language is English.

 The conference title is “Moving towards new horizons in children´s ministries”

Daily themes are:

·         Be brave – living Christian spirituality in a secular world

·         Be curious – exploring the extraordinary in the everyday

·         Be adventurous with the Bible.

You can find more details and how to book here



Here are some reflections and reports from previous CMN Conferences:



Here are the minutes from previous CMN Business and Executive Meetings:



Here are some useful documents and forms to help with your work in promoting and serving CMN:



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