God Made Me! Children's Ministries Training Retreat Announced for 2022

BURLESON, TEX. – The Southwestern Union invites all Children’s Ministries leaders to attend its Seventh Annual Children’s Ministries Training and Retreat on March 11-13, 2022. Themed “God Made Me! Exploring Children’s Spiritual Styles,” the retreat will be held at Lone Star Camp in Athens, Tex. Registration opens on Dec. 13 at SouthwesternAdventist.org/Children.

“Last year we weren’t able to meet together in person, so we are very excited to host our children’s ministries in person for 2022,” says Sonia Canó, Children’s Ministries director. “We will be following safety precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy, and we’re looking forward to being together for this event.”

Our theme, “God Made Me!” focuses on a new track from the North American Division (NAD) which teaches us that God made each of our precious children uniquely—physically, mentally and spiritually!

The event begins on Friday, March 11, with a fellowship and worship session. On Sabbath, attendees will be inspired by devotionals and will meditate on the Word of God together.

On Sabbath afternoon, seminars will be presented, as well as certification for a special track from the North American Division, Spiritual Styles: Sensing, Intellectual, Bold, Idealistic, Authority-driven, Sharing, Enthusiastic, Sacramental, the Holy Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit.

On Saturday evening, there will be a celebration with food, games and prizes to let our leaders know how much we value them.

On Sunday, March 13, attendees will be treated to a full demonstration of the NAD’s Vacation Bible School program for 2022, “Casper Canyon.” The Adventist Book Center and AdventSource will be on site to show attendees the resources that are available.

Early bird registration of $109 opens Dec. 13 and goes through Feb. 13. Regular registration of $129 will begin Feb. 14 and close March 4.

Register early to save your spot! Visit SouthwesternAdventist.org/Children.

By Sonia Canó, Children’s Ministries Director