Child Care Ministry Basics

child-care-ministryAnother “Newbie Night” presentation will feature strategies for providing an excellent child care ministry.  

Our presenter, Allison Womble, has been active in children’s ministry for twenty years.  As Director of Nursery and Preschool, Allison is manages all aspects of childcare including hiring employees, scheduling, and serving as a director with Preschool Sunday School teachers and families.   Allison will walk us through the basic steps to provided quality child care in the church environment.



FYI: Hotel List for Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is the first of our attempts to connect children’s ministry workers on a state-wide level.   We hope you will join us in Lafayette on Feb. 17 & 18th!

Here are the hotels near Asbury UMC, Lafayette

The closest, easiest, is the Hilton Garden Inn on West Congress.

Spring Hill Suites:  Hop, Skip and a Jump!

Fairfield Inn:

La Quinta:

Double Tree (more expensive but nice!):


We Love Volunteers!

The Learning Lab’s “Newbie Night” will include a workshop on Volunteer Management that will equip you reach, teach, relate, and lead your volunteer team effectively.

About the prstacey-boerneresenter:  Stacey Boerner is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Slidell.  Stacey also teaches PreK 4 at Aldersgate’s weekday ministry, Apple Tree Preschool.


Children + Missions

Children and Missions Plenary Session Announced:  What if we intentionally engaged children in mission in our congregations and communities?   Learning Lab presenter Lindsay Perry will provide practical steps and strategies for intentionally linking the work of mission with children to a need in your community.

About the Presenter:  Lindsay Perry is the Director of Children’s & Senior Adult Ministries at Covenant UMC in Lafayette, Louisiana and received her certification in Christian Education and Children’s Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  Lindsay and her family strive to walk out their faith through their service in missions.  They have served as missionaries in Haiti at Respire Haiti as well as serving in numerous local projects.  She and her husband, Nathan, have three boys and serve as a foster family.

Ministry with Special Needs Children


Children’s Ministry Learning Lab is thrilled to have Billie Tate from FUMC, Shreveport, as our Friday night featured speaker.  Billie has a vibrant and relevant ministry for special needs families and will share with us what it took to build G.E.M.S. from scratch.  Billie will also bring examples of tools to use in ministry and that we can make and take with us!  You won’t want to miss this presentation.  Friday, February 17th.  Click here to register:

special-needs-photoThe G.E.M.S. gather to dance.  (FUMC Shreveport)