School of KidsMin

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The Great Priority is to pass the stories along to our children about God's fame, power, and the marvellous things He's done. God should not be hidden from our children. We must teach them about Him so the next generation, and all the generations to come, will know and love Him     (Psalm 78:1-8).
Welcome to the School of KidsMin! Get engaged, equipped, and encouraged to tell the next generation about Jesus and His Story!

Be equipped to train children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6).

Helping you understand what God wants you to be, know, and do.

This is the how-to of children's ministry where you get the tools and resources you need.

Just do it! Sport is an incredible medium for incarnational ministry.

Workshop Presenters

The ten workshop presenters are passionate committed Christians, with proven track records of reaching, rescuing, rooting and releasing children in the way of Christ. They’ve worked hands-on with tens of thousands of children and helped thousands of adults grow in their capacity to minister to children. Together, they have +200 years of vocational ministry experience as teachers, social workers, therapists, pastors, counselors, coaches, missionaries, and sports ministry directors. They have 22 accredited diplomas, bachelor, honours, masters, or doctoral degrees. They've taught all age groups at all levels of formal, informal, and non-formal education in national and international settings. Most importantly, they facilitate workshops that are biblically informed, heart-transforming, and practically oriented.

Lawson Murray

Family matters - One wonderful wife, three brilliant children, three tremendous inlaw children, and ten fantastic grandchildren!

Passion for children's ministry - I love what Jesus loves, and He loves children!

What I really want for children - “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” 3 John 4.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - It equips Christians to teach their children and grandchildren about the Lord so that they in turn will tell their children.

Fun fact - I first heard the Gospel when I was twelve-years-old at a Scripture Union camp in South Africa.

Amy Csoke

Family matters - I'm married to Jani, a pastor in Ajax, and we have a son and daughter.

Passion for children's ministry - I’m passionate about children’s ministry because children play a valuable role in the Kingdom of God.

What I really want for children - That they will know, love, and serve the Lord.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - The workshop presenters are passionate about connecting children with Jesus and His Story.

Fun fact - I met my husband through Scripture Union when he was an international intern.

Jonathan Murray

Family matters - I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Megan, and we have a beautiful daughter who gives us much joy.

Passion for children's ministry - I’m passionate about children’s ministry because Jesus is passionate about children's ministry!

What I really want for children - That they would know and love Jesus all the days of their life!

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - So that, like myself, you can be renewed and invigorated to serve Jesus more passionately and faithfully!

Fun fact - I'm the two-time reigning Scripture Union Lunchtime Basketball Champion and the recipient of the most office pranks (including having my entire office space flipped around)!

Rob McTaggart

Family matters - Engaged to my best friend, Molly!

Passion for children's ministry - These days many kids have never heard the Gospel. Kids ministry is an opportunity to bring light into their lives by connecting them to Jesus.

What I really want for children - I want children to be able to ask big questions of life and come to the logical and spiritual conclusion that Jesus is the only way to true freedom.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - I enjoy being part of the School of KidsMin because it approaches training in a creative and fun way! Just the way kids would want it!

Fun fact - Two consecutive podium finishes in the Scripture Union Lunchtime Basketball Championship.

Karen Murray

Family matters - I'm happily married to Lawson with 3 wonderful children who are married to spouses we love, and between them, we have 10 grandchildren.

Passion for children's ministry - I’m passionate about children’s ministry because the Lord directed me as a young adult to "feed my lambs" (John 21:15), and He gave me a love for children.

What I really want for children - A love for Jesus and a passion to follow Him closely.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - It's engaging, informative, accessible, and easy to put into practice.

Fun fact - I'm married to the President of SU!

Christie Warren

Family matters - I'm married to Josiah and we have four precious children.

Passion for children's ministry - I’m passionate about children’s ministry because I love children! They're valuable gifts from the Lord.

What I really want for children - I so desire for them to have a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - I believe the School of KidsMin is a great resource for everyone engaging with children, as it touches on many pertinent topics.

Fun fact - My son loves the Scripture Union summer Sports Camp.

Matt Murray

Family matters - I’m blessed to be married to a consistent, level headed and compassionate wife named Jordan. The Lord has blessed us with Hannah, William, Madison, and Olivia.

Passion for children's ministry - Children are sponges! They take in everything around them ... the good and the bad. Children's ministry provides a unique opportunity to step into their journey and point them to Jesus.

What I really want for children - To fall deeply in love with Jesus and to hunger and thirst for His Word so that they may serve Him fully with their lives.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - It provides a broad, thorough, essential, and practical insight into many facets of children’s ministry.

Fun fact - It took me two weeks to paint the entire Scripture Union suite of offices.

Sarah Chaudhery

Family matters - My daughter Zoë and son Zach are both crazy, which they definitely get from my husband, Joe!

Passion for children's ministry - I want all kids to know the life-saving power of Jesus! That they are created with a purpose and for a purpose.

What I really want for children - I want them to have personal relationships with Jesus - to really know Him and be totally transformed by Him.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - It helps us see how profound a child's faith is, and how important it is to give them a strong foundation in Jesus.

Fun fact - I ran Scripture Union's first motor racing camp!

Megan Murray

Family matters - I'm married to the wonderful Jonathan Murray and we have a beautiful daughter.

Passion for children's ministry - Jesus says we must be like children to receive the Kingdom of Heaven. This is why I'm passionate about learning from and teaching children about Him. Also, simply because I love kids!

What I really want for children - I want children to know the love of Jesus Christ.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - It provides good and creative ways to engage children with the Word of God and with Jesus.

Fun fact - I'm the wife of the Scripture Union Director of Training and Outreach.

Yvonne Ford

Family matters - I'm a child of the King in the family of God.

Passion for children's ministry - The love, hope, and life that Jesus has for us is profound and transforming, so it's exciting to see children start the adventure of a life with Jesus.

What I really want for children - I want them to know Jesus - to know Him more - to walk and talk with Him every day.

Why I recommend the School of KidsMin - It's quality content in a format that allows busy people (both parents and ministry teams) to continue growing and being inspired in the mission of bringing children to Christ Jesus.

Fun fact - I serve on the Scripture Union Board.

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