A national kidmin conference typically features incredible speakers with great knowledge, experience and authority. For decades, the conference has been a powerful tool for equipping children’s ministry staff leaders. Ideas, conversations and connections made at these national conferences significantly impact local ministry.

But what about the volunteers?

As great as the national conference is, rarely is it an experience for volunteers to enjoy. Cost and distance typically prohibit volunteers from attending a kidmin conference. It’s unfortunate, really. If they’re lucky, they may get a CD or DVD of recorded sessions.

But what if there was a conference that was both local and affordable? What if that conference hosted some of the same speakers as the national kidmin conference? What if it was entirely organized to equip, encourage and inspire volunteers? Sounds like the best thing since sliced bread, right? Welcome to Illuminate!