General Session Speakers


Beth Guckenberger

Co-Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries, Author, Speaker, Child Advocate


Eugene Cho

Founder & Executive Director of One Day’s Wages, Speaker, Author


Jada Edwards

Creative Services Director for One Community Church, Speaker, Mentor


Kevin Queen

Lead Pastor at Cross Point Church, Nashville


Curtis Zackery

Pastor at Church of the City, Author


Kristi McLelland

Speaker, Teacher, Professor at Williamson College



6pm-8pm Early Check-In Party (free w/ registration!)
8pm-9:30pm Networking Conversations: Deconstructed (free w/ registration!)


Breakouts are a highlight of CPC! During the conference (on all three days this year; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) you will have the opportunity to select from 7 different sessions of learning included in your conference registration. The training is offered by over 90 different speakers covering over 130 topics. We know there are encouraging and practical learning opportunities for you…whoever you are!

Breakouts for CPC21 will be listed in September.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here is last year’s breakout list.

CPC20 Breakout List



As a CPC participant, you have the opportunity to schedule a free, 30 minute coaching session at CPC21! The purpose of coaching is to serve the needs of you, our participants, by helping, inspiring, and equipping you in your role as a children’s ministry leader. Coaching is meant to help leaders move from where they are to where they believe God is leading them to be. Our panel of coaches is deeply committed to you, and helping you do just that.


Resource Center

The CPC Resource Center is designed with you in mind! Personally connect with organizational leaders who are focused on providing resources that not only help you connect with the children you lead, but also help you grow as a leader.
This year, the Resource Center will be laid out in categories — so you can easily find the resources you are looking for.

• Security Software and Web Tools
• Church Curriculum, VBS and Weekly Programming
• Personal Education, Leadership and Career Development
• Worship and Music
• Camps, Event Programming and Games
• Crafts, Apparel and Promotional Items
• Books, Magazines & Media
• Missions and Outreach
• Environment, Furniture and Playgrounds
• Special Needs Ministry


And beyond the joy of meeting and connecting with all of these great Resource Providers, the Resource Center is the place to be for amazing conference GIVE-AWAYS including the conference Goodie Bag, T-shirts and much much more! And don’t forget to shop in the Conference Store, also located within the Resource Center!

Interested in being an EVENT SPONSOR or Exhibitor?

Learn More Here

This conference is designed just for children's ministry leaders!


Children's Pastors Conference (CPC) is a life-changing experience for leaders of children's and family ministries.

  • In-depth training in over 130 breakout options
  • Resource Center full of children’s ministry specific resources
  • Meaningful networking with leaders like you
  • Dynamic worship and spiritual refreshment

We would love for you to join this incredible community of leaders at CPC21!

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