We believe leading in children’s ministry should be a collaborative effort. We need the encouragement, support, and advice of those around us to lead strong for the sake of children’s faith. And, we believe Chicago is filled with talented, innovative, wise, and creative children’s leaders. Our vision is to introduce and unite talented children’s ministry leaders in the Chicagoland area.
LOCAL is our attempt to create a community of city and suburban children’s ministry leaders connected for the sake of encouragement and training. The Local Conference will serve as the catalyst event to launch a Chicago network of children’s leaders within the church.
Amy Dolan and Matt Guevara along with the Core Team are the co-conspirators behind this event. More than anything, they desire to create a spark, a hub, and a community for Chicago children’s leaders.
LOCAL is designed for Children’s Ministry Directors, and Key Leaders (Staff or Volunteers) serving and living within the city and suburbs of Chicago.
The LOCAL Core Team consists of Chicagoland Children’s Ministry Leaders committed to the vision and planning of the LOCAL event.
Steven Knight: Founder, Kidmin Tools
Cheryl Bentsen: Elementary Director, Parkview Christian Church
Pat Aldrige: Family Pastor, Redeemer Fellowship
E. C. Cunningham: Children’s Pastor Salem Baptist Church of Chicago
Sandy Riggs: Children’s Ministry Director, Willow DuPage
Jesse Smith: Children’s Pastor, Evangelical Free Church of Wauconda
We’re grateful for our Chicago partners who believe in this event and have made the event possible!
Come early to LOCAL or stay the night at our partner Hotel — the Wyndham Blake Chicago at 500 South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605. Call 312-986-1234 to receive 15% off the Best Available Rate. Mention Willow Creek Preferred Rate.
The Special Rate Includes:
- Complimentary wireless internet
- 24 Hour Fitness & Business Centers
- Breakfast vouchers each morning
- Two drink tickets for the Bar Blake upon arrival (good for beer & wine)
- Complimentary upgrades based on availability
If interested in partnership, contact Amy Dolan: email@example.com