A NPUC Children’s Ministries Virtual Event

Nov. 13, 2021 • 2–5 pm

About Momentum

We’ve all adjusted admirably to changes brought on by the pandemic. But let’s face it. Many of our children’s ministries have been hit hard. Momentum is a three-hour event you don’t want to miss. It’s especially crafted to give you concrete tools to kickstart your outreach to children and the families in your congregation.

Six pre-teen friends piggybacking in a park, close up portrait

Schedule

All times are Pacific Standard Time.

Sabbath, November 13

  • 2:00 p.m.: Michelle Broomfield — Tools to Kickstart Your Children’s Ministry Again: Recruiting Volunteers
    Do you need to build Momentum and kickstart your children’s ministries again? This seminar provides tips and tools to recruit and retain volunteers. If you are a pastor, Sabbath School leader, Adventurer/Pathfinder leader, or children’s ministries leader, you won’t want to miss this!
  • 3:00 p.m.: Ingrid Slikkers — Tools for Boosting your Family’s Mental Health in Challenging Times
    Do you, your children, the families in your circle need to gain Momentum in hope and healing? Discover tips and tools to improve mental health. Learn positive ways to communicate with your children “what is going on” during these challenging times. If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, pastor, Sabbath School leader, Adventurer/Pathfinder leader, or children’s ministries leader, you won’t want to miss this!

Our Speakers

Michelle Broomfield is the Greater New York Conference Children Ministries director. She’s a student of life, learning to release her will and lean on God in all circumstances. Being raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and attending its schools, she’s served in several areas: communications, youth, women’s ministries, including adult Sabbath School teacher at the age of 14. She integrates and translates her HR/OD and facilitation knowledge into her role as a speaker, educator, coach and consultant within corporate, non-profit and religious environments. She has worked with the Greater New York Conference children’s ministries for the past 16 years.

Michelle is a mother, a grandmother and a champion of all the children, youth, parents and leaders who she serves and lead with purpose and passion.

Ingrid Weiss Slikkers, LMSW, CCTP, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Andrews University. Early in her career she worked at a homeless shelter, juvenile detention center as well as at a psychiatric hospital for children. After receiving her graduate degree, she worked as a child and family therapist for many years specializing in the treatment of trauma, loss and family issues. Slikkers has significant experience advocating for and providing culturally appropriate therapy within multi-cultural groups and has done focused work within the Latino community.

She is married, has two sons and enjoys traveling. She has been very involved in children and family church ministries.

Registration and Info

The cost to register is $20.

Registration is required. For registration related questions, contact Wendy Urbin at wendyu@nulluccsda.org or call 509-242-0628.

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