The Ultimate List Of Children's Ministry Conferences For 2024

The Ultimate List Of Children's Ministry Conferences For 2024

Trying to decide what conference you and your Children's Ministry team should attend in 2024?  Wondering if you should even go at all? We'll break down the pros and cons of attending a Children's Ministry conference as well as provide with you a list of some of the biggest and most popular Children's Ministry conferences that are taking place in 2024 to help make your decision a little easier.


Personal Growth - Attending a conference gives you the opportunity to hear from many teachers and speakers that can fill your mind with ideas and encouragement to help renew your energy and passion for your ministry.

Team Growth - If you have the opportunity to attend a conference with your team this can be a great opportunity to grow together as you learn and are encouraged together.  It also strengthens your bond as a unit through the shared experience of travel, meals together and memories made.

Networking - If you're looking to grow your team, a conference is an excellent place to meet like minded people.  You might make a connection with someone who ministers near you that you might not have connected with otherwise or make a new connection with someone from across the country who you would have never had the opportunity meet.

Mental/Physical/Spiritual Recharge - Even without all of the positive inputs that can come from attending a conference, the simple act of stepping away from your routine for a few days can allow you to mentally physically and spiritual recharge.  


Financial Cost - Most conferences are going to come with some kind of financial cost simply to attend - and that doesn't include the cost of travel/meals/hotels. If attending a conference will put a significant strain on your ministry or personal finances, there may be scholarship options available from some conferences or even from within your own congregation.

Time Cost - Attending a conference also comes with time away from family, time away from your ministry.  There is often never a "perfect time" to take a trip like this that won't lead to some kind of interruption, but you just have to decide if the time away will be worth the benefits of attendance.

If you feel that the pros outweigh the cons and you're still wanting to find the perfect Children's Ministry Conference to attend in 2024, check out the list below.  These conferences are listed by date starting with January 2024.

2024 Children's Ministry Conferences

CPC - The Children's Pastor Conference

Description: According to the CPC website this conference is "life changing experience for Children's Ministry leaders" and "is for anybody who serves in Children's Ministry and Family Ministry, not just pastors!" The theme for this year's conference is UNCOMMON based on 1 Peter 2:9. Lift Curriculum will be attending CPC this year, so be sure to stop by and say "hi" to us in the resource center!

Dates: January 9-11, 2024

Location: Orlando, Florida

Cost: $440 (discounts available if buying multiple tickets)

FOURFIVESIX Preteen Ministry Conference

Description: According to the FOURFIVESIX Conference website this is your chance to " Take the next BIG STEP in developing your INTENTIONAL preteen ministry!"

Dates: February 27-29, 2024

Location: Houston, Texas

Cost: $329

Children's Ministry Expo

Description: The Children's Ministry Expo website describes this conference as "a great hands-on experience to see, hear, and touch a variety of tools to help you impact the next generation."

Dates: March 1, 2024

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cost: $70

D6 Northwest Conference

Description: According to the D6 Conference website The theme for this year's conference is "Every Day". This is based on the every day opportunities we have to disciple our families as described in Deuteronomy 6.

Dates: March 8-9, 2024

Location: Seattle, Washington

Cost: $129

D6 Southeast Conference

Description: According to the D6 Conference website The theme for this year's conference is "Every Day". This is based on the every day opportunities we have to disciple our families as described in Deuteronomy 6.

Dates: April 2-4, 2024

Location: Orlando, Florida

Cost: $299

Orange Conference

Description: According to the Orange Conference website " This year you can expect fresh perspectives, a vibrant community, and a powerful reminder that the hope of Jesus fuels the Church—nothing more, nothing less." The theme for this year's conference is "Here For It".

Dates: April 23-25, 2024

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Cost: $299

The KIDZMATTER Conference

Description: According to Kidzmatter Conference website details are still being finalized for this conference which has traditionally been held in the fall (and was formerly known as "MEGACON")

Dates: TBD Fall 2024

Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

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