General Session Speakers

Beth Guckenberger

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

Robert Madu

International Gospel Preacher, Teaching Pastor at Trinity Church in Texas

Sharon Hodde Miller

Creator of She Worships, Bible-teacher, Speaker, Author

Lisa Harper

Bible-teacher, Speaker, Author, and Ministry Leader

Leo Ayala

Senior Pastor at La Cumbre in Puerto Rico, Children’s Ministry veteran, Speaker, and Ministry Leader

Annie F. Downs

Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Podcaster

Bob Goff

Founder of Love Does, Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda, Best-Selling Author, Speaker



1pm-2pm Pre-Con Check-In
2pm-4:30pm Pre-Con
4:30pm-7pm Dinner Break
6pm-8pm Early Check-In
8pm-9:30pm Networking Conversations


Breakouts are a highlight of CPC! During the conference (Wednesday & Thursday) you will have the opportunity to select 6 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!

To determine your plan for learning at CPC19, please click the Breakout List link below for detailed information on each breakout. Or click the additional link regarding Tracks and Categories information.

Register for Breakouts

Register for breakouts as part of your CPC19 registration. If you're already registered, login to your registration and sign up for breakouts today!

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This year's Pre-Con experience is one you don't want to miss. We're offering 3 different learning options from 2-4:30 on Monday, January 14. So come early and maximize your CPC19 experience for just an additional $49!

Leadership Bootcamp:

Leadership Bootcamp will get you in shape and on the right path to upping your leadership game. Jim Wideman has been leading others and building teams for over four decades. He’s led children’s ministries from 7 kids to over 5,000 weekly. You’ll learn how to be a next level leader that starts with yourself and spills out to your team.

Presented by Jim Wideman

Discovering Strategic Next Steps for Successful Ministry to Your Preteens:

Fourth, Fifth & Sixth grades are a critical stage in life where the brain is changing more than any time except for birth-two. Learn both philosophical & practical ways to build an intentional ministry that allows preteens to transition into owning their own faith.

Presented by Sean Sweet

Gospel Centered Children's Ministry:

There are so many things that compete to be at the center of our ministries. Centering on the gospel genuinely transforms our lives, our leadership, our teaching, and our families. We will explore Biblical, practical ways to focus ministry on the truth of the gospel and why it really matters if we do.

Presented by Sam Luce, Danielle Bell and Jenny Funderburke Smith


Register for Pre-Con

You can add Pre-Con during your CPC registration.  If you're already registered for CPC, login to your registration and add the Pre-Con experience today!

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As a CPC participant, you have the opportunity to schedule a free, 30 minute coaching session at CPC19! 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.

CPC19 Coaching Panel: Coming soon!

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?

View Media Kit Here

Please contact resource.center@incm.org if you have any questions!