Heart of the Child Leadership Conference is coming to Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, April 1-2. This training conference is for anyone involved in childhood ministry or church leadership.

Based on Mark 12:30-31, the purpose of this conference is to equip leaders within the church to minister to families in churches and communities all over the nation.

The conference will have pre-conference (pre-con) sessions on Friday morning, April 1. Pre-con speakers include Shelly Melia, Brian Housman, Mark Jones, and more. The main conference will officially begin at 1 p.m. and continue until Saturday at 3 p.m.

There will be a mix of general sessions and breakout opportunities throughout the two-day conference. Breakouts will include topics such as connecting with parents, missions, camps, music, evangelism, and special needs ministry. These sessions will also have emphasis on preschool, children, and pre-teen age groups.  Featured breakout speakers include Mary Bradberry, Bill Emeott, Jacqui Gingrich, Ashley Gross and other amazing ministry leaders.

Keynote speakers this year are Matt Morgan and Doug Melton. Morgan is passionate about children’s ministry and currently leads as the campus pastor for Maumelle Campus of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Ark.

Melton is the lead pastor for Oklahoma City, Southern Hills and has served in many leadership roles within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) including organizations such as Oklahoma Baptists, the International Mission Board and CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp.

As a part of the SBC, the common belief is “we can do more together than apart.” That is why this leadership conference is planned and carried out by a team comprised of associates from the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas State Conventions along with Lifeway Kids.

Registration for this event is now open and will continue until the end of the event. To register for this event, please visit heartofthechild.net.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is, Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these” (Mark 12:30-31).