SBC childcare, children, youth registration open

ST. LOUIS  Registration is open for preschool childcare, Giant Cow Children’s Ministries and Youth on Mission in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2016 annual meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) childcare volunteers will care for preschoolers; Giant Cow Children’s Ministries will lead the 5- to 12-year-olds, and Woman’s Missionary Union will guide Youth on Mission curricula and activities.

All activities for children and youth will be housed at the America’s Center, the annual meeting site. Youth who have completed grades 7-12 will begin their days at the convention center with worship before going into the community for hands-on mission projects.

Pre-registration is required and is available online at under the “children/youth” tab, with a deadline of May 6 or whenever the space limitation of 120 children is reached. Registrations will not be taken on site. 

Preschool Childcare

SBDR childcare volunteers will offer childcare for newborns through 5-year-olds June 12-15, encompassing the SBC Pastors’ Conference June 12-13 and the annual meeting. The cost is $25 per child for the Pastors’ Conference and an additional $25 per child for the annual meeting. There is also a $10 non-refundable registration fee per child.

Lunch for preschoolers will be available for $6 a day June 13–15. Parents should pay all related fees upon registration to ensure their child’s participation. The SBC will verify registrations with an emailed confirmation packet, including a parent’s handbook.

Every lesson and game for preschoolers will focus on the theme “Jonah and the Whale.”

Giant Cow Ministries

Giant Cow Ministries will be offered for staggered fees; $65 for June 12-15, $55 for June 13-15, $45 for June 14-15, and $25 for each individual day.

Registration deadline is May 30 or until available spaces are sold. WMU will provide missions education as part of the curriculum.

Youth On Mission

Youth On Mission will engage students in hands-on missions projects June 14-15 for $55 per youth, plus a nonrefundable registration fee of $10 per youth.

“Youth on Mission will have the opportunity to study the Bible together, hear testimonies from North American and International missionaries, and gain a greater understanding of how God can use them in His work in the world,” said Jess Archer, Louisiana WMU children’s/youth missions education strategist and Youth on Mission coordinator.

Lunch and snacks will be provided both days.   

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