May 6, 2013
E.C. McKinley
PO Box 2319
Hendersonville, TN 37077
Dear Bishop McKinley,
SHARPEN! the 2013 Institute of Children’s Ministry will be held September 12-15 at Lifeway Conference Center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina.  I’m writing to encourage you to send your regional (national) children’s ministry director.
What will be the benefit to your regional director?
  • He/she will connect with me and others who serve regionally and nationally.
  • He/she will gain a better understanding of the role of a regional director.  Our regional and national directors meet together during one of the breakout sessions to discuss the responsibilities of the regional directors and how we can best fulfill those roles.
  • He/she will be challenged to develop leadership skills as well as become more competent in ministry skills.  A good regional children’s ministry director is not only well able to serve kids but is also competent in taking the lead in your region.
  • He/she will become acquainted with what training and ministry opportunities children’s ministry offers here at the international office.
If your regional director registers by July 19th the cost is only $280 for double occupancy.  This fee includes meals, lodging, and conference materials—everything but travel to the conference.  If your regional director is an alumni of ICM there is an additional $25 off if registration is received by July 19.
Also, if your region is not financially independent our North American Presbyter, Brother Sam Clements, has agreed to work with you to cover registration costs.  Please connect with him concerning this.
I really want to connect with your regional director, helping them ‘SHARPEN” their ability to develop excellent children’s ministry leaders in every local church in your region.  If you have any questions about the Institute, please call or e-mail me.
Developing Leaders, Impacting Kids!
Kathy Creasy
Children’s Ministries
Leslie Green
Project Coordinator / Office Administrator
Children’s Ministry
International Offices of the
Churches of God of Prophecy
PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN 37320
Phone: 423-559-5328
Fax: 423-559-5332
Developing Leaders, Impacting Kids