BROKEN ARROW, Okla.?More than 900 preschool and children’s leaders from six states met at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, Okla., for a two-day conference called “Heart of the Child.” The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention joined state convention leaders from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas-Nebraska in planning the bi-annual conference, which covered areas such as music, missions, Bible skills, weekday ministry, camps, and numerous related topics.
LifeWay Christian Resources, International Mission Board, North American Mission Board and WMU also participated.
“For a regional training, I think it is one of the most beneficial conferences to attend,” said Karen McNeece of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. “The keynote speakers are relevant and fresh and it’s a weekend of recharging and renewing yourself to better share the gospel with boys and girls. It’s also a fabulous time to be with your teaching team?to connect to one another, to make a plan and share a vision on how to be the most effective teachers.”
The next Heart of the Child Conference is scheduled for April 20-21, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow in suburban Tulsa.