Jackson’s Ridge is happy to announce their 2017 Training Program. We offer a wide range of one-day seminars (9:00-16:30) where you will be trained fully in that particular skill. By the time you leave JR, you will easily be able to apply all you have learnt in your next Sunday School class. Check out what’s on offer:

 
28 Jan 2017 - Children`s Ministry Foundations 101, 102 & Leadership Training

Our most popular seminar. Last year we turned people away so be sure to book early. This is a day full of creativity and new ideas for all new volunteers. Those who attended 101 last year, follow up with the 102 track, and for the leadership, you have your own track this year to assist with the management of your team. Put all this together, and you have a recipe for Sunday success. Bring your whole team out to be inspired and motivated to tackle a new year with enthusiasm.

  • Children`s Ministry Foundations 101

    CM Philosophy, Praise & Worship, Storytelling, Object Lessons & Scripture Memorization - Just what every CM volunteer needs to know to teach kids with passion!
    R 220.00 p/p  (R 210.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes manual, lunch, coffee & tea

  • Children`s Ministry Foundations 102

    Visual Aids, Leading a child to Christ, Keeping Kids Controlled, Tithes/Offerings & Communion, Solid Lesson Preparation
    R 220.00 p/p  (R 210.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes manual, lunch, coffee & tea

  • Children`s Leaders Leadership Training

    Structure, Working with team, Using your Team’s strengths, Finding and keeping Volunteers, The child as his ministry
    R 220.00 p/p  (R 210.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes manual, lunch, coffee & tea

Training date and time*  28 Jan 2017,   9:00-16:30    Closing date for registration*   24 Jan 2017

04 Feb 2017 - Leading Children into the Deeper things of God, Teaching Toddlers

  • How to Lead Children into the Deeper things of God

    Great News! Pastor Ed Corbin, (founder of Jackson`s Ridge) will be teaching this seminar. Don`t miss this one! He is well known as one of the best Children`s Ministers in the world. You will learn a great deal by sitting under his ministry!
    R 160.00 p/p  (R 150.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by Pastor Ed Corbin | Includes manual, training, light lunch

  • Teaching Toddlers

    Teaching Toddlers is a specialized ministry that needs people dedicated & committed to teaching little ones about Jesus. This seminar will equip you with tons of ideas & methods to make Sunday mornings a success.
    R 300.00 p/p  (R 290.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes manual, training, 2 teaching tools, light lunch

Training date and time*  04 Feb 2017,   9:00-16:30    Closing date for registration*   31 Jan 2017

25 Feb 2017 - Holiday Clubs, Gospel Illusions

  • Gospel Illusions

    This is such a fun seminar where you will learn how to present a lesson with a surprise ending. Anyone can learn this amazing tool that completely captures children`s attention.
    R 320.00 p/p  (R 310.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes manual, training, 4 take home illusions, light lunch

  • How to run a Holiday Club

    Start your year off on the right foot. Learn all that it takes to run an excellent Holiday Club at your church. This is one of the best outreach programs a church can have. Jonathan Webb who has years of valuable experience in this will be presenting this seminar. Book early as space are limited.
    Course fee to be advised | Presented by Jonathan Webb | Includes manual, training, light lunch

Training date and time*  25 Feb 2017,   9:00-16:30    Closing date for registration*   21 Feb 2017

23 - 28 Apr 2017 - Play Techniques 

If you have ever sat across from a child that is going through emotional pain, then you will know how difficult it is to help them. Without tools to assist you to walk a road with them, the child is unable to express their feelings and emotions and come to a place of healing...This course will be presented by Hermien Muller. It will consist of play techniques to help a child in need and Hermien will be doing this from a pastoral narrative perspective. She is a real veteran in the field and has years and years of experience to impart into your life and ministry. We do not run this course at Jackson’s Ridge every year, so please make sure that you take advantage of this excellent training. This is not a skill that can be learnt in a one day course. All those that have attended previous courses have gone on to regularly help children in schools, community centres and churches. Be sure you don’t miss it!

  • Play Techniques

    R2 450.00 p/p  (R2 440.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by Hermien Muller | Includes accommodation, meals, manual, training, teas & coffee

Training date and time*  23 - 28 Apr 2017,   16:00-14:00    Closing date for registration*   20 Apr 2017

29 Apr 2017 - Puppet Training 

If you have never learnt to use a puppet to enhance your children’s ministry and make church the “most fun ever” for the children of your church, you are missing out on a very powerful tool!

  • Puppetry - Beginner

    R 220.00 p/p  (R 210.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes light lunch, manual, tea & coffee

Training date and time*  29 Apr 2017,   9:00-16:30    Closing date for registration*   26 Apr 2017

03 Jun 2017 - Holiday Clubs, Gospel Illusions, Cartooning

  • Gospel Illusions

    This is such a fun seminar where you will learn how to present a lesson with a surprise ending. Anyone can learn this amazing tool that completely captures children’s attention.
    R 310.00 p/p  (R 300.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes 4 take home illusions, a manual and a light lunch

  • How to run a Holiday Club

    Learn all that it takes to run an excellent Holiday Club at your church. This is one of the best outreach programs a church can have. Jonathan Webb and Matt Ash who have both had years of valuable experience in running holiday clubs, will be presenting this seminar. Book early!.
    R 210.00 p/p  (R 200.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by Jonathan Webb and Matt Ash | Includes training manual and a light lunch

  • Cartooning

    Have you ever been stuck for a visual aid to teach your lesson? Cartooning is one of the most useful tools to have as a children’s church teacher. Join us for the day and learn to draw a whole host of fun visual aids. Even if you have never drawn before, our guest speaker, Wouter de Wit will turn you into an artist!
    R 260.00 p/p  (R 250.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by Wouter de Wit | Includes artist pad, pencil, eraser, sharpener, training manual and a light lunch

Training date and time*  03 Jun 2017,   9:00-16:30    Closing date for registration*   30 May 2017

24 Jun 2017 - Children`s Ministry Basics 101, 102, Leadership and Teaching Children with Disabilities

This will be a repeat of the January 28 seminars. This is a day full of creativity and new ideas for all new volunteers. Those who attended 101 last year, follow up with the 102 track, and for the leadership, you have your own track this year to assist with the management of your team. Put all this together, and you have a recipe for Sunday success. Bring your whole team out to be inspired and motivated to tackle a new year with enthusiasm.

  • Children`s Ministry Foundations 101

    A fun day full of fun and creative ideas for the new volunteers in your team. They will be fully equipped with all the essential tools needed to be a great teacher.:

    1. Touching the heart of a child
    2. Praise & Worship (with great new songs)
    3. Fun ways to tell Stories
    4. Creative Object Lessons
    5. Fun ways to teach scripture
    R 210.00 p/p  (R 200.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes training manual and a light lunch

  • Children`s Ministry Foundations 102

    For returning team members. This course takes it a little further and equips people with extra tools to disciple kids into spiritual giants:

    1. Keeping Kids Controlled
    2. Leading a child to Christ
    3. Visual Aids
    4. Church Ordinances (Baptism, Communion and Offering)
    5. Getting children into ministry (NEW)
    R 210.00 p/p  (R 200.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by JR Team | Includes training manual and a light lunch

  • Children`s Leaders Leadership Training

    Leadership essentials for children’s Pastors or Team Leaders. No team ever rises higher than their leader so be sure to equip yourself with these courses:

    1. Attracting & keeping volunteers
    2. Building a great team
    3. Working with your team`s strengths & weaknesses
    4. Structure and Becoming a great Leader
    5. Seeing beyond Church Walls (NEW)
    R 210.00 p/p  (R 200.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Includes training manual and a light lunch

  • Ministering to Special Needs Children  (WE APPEAL TO YOU CHURCH - send people to learn about this very valuable ministry)

    Making your church a welcome place for those with Special Needs

    If ever the church has failed to welcome people, it is in this area. Our children’s ministries and churches are not equipped for children and adults who have special needs, so most parents just leave their children at home with a sitter or the adults never come to church. Let’s change this! Kids and adults alike, with special needs need Jesus just as much as everyone else.

    Our presenters of this course are Rev. Larry and Penny Sauter from the USA. They have ministered and taken up the cause for children with special needs in the church for many years.
    R 210.00 p/p  (R 200.00p/p for 10 or more*) | Presented by Rev Larry and Penny Sauter | Includes training manual and a light lunch

Training date and time*  24 Jun 2017,   9:00-16:30    Closing date for registration*   21 Jun 2017

 

Alternatively, if your group is too large to travel to Jackson's Ridge and you would like us to train at your premises, call us to book at date.

 

The Directors of Jackson's Ridge Neville and Gail Fannin are passionate about children. They leave no stone unturned to ensure that children receive excellent ministry and are given every opportunity to receive the Gospel. They train children ministers all across Southern Africa to improve their skills and encourage them to reach out to children and change their lives through the power of Jesus Christ.

 
Consider holding a regional children's ministry training at your church
 

All you need to do is contact the churches in your area and invite them to a "Children Ministry Seminar." We will send you a flyer advertising the seminar. You will decide on the price, you will keep record of registration and host the event. Seminars can start on a Friday evening and end Saturday, or you could choose to do a one day event. We will bring a resource table full of children's ministries "helps", helps you choose a program that will appeal to all churches and be available to assist you in the areas you need help.

 

Alternatively, Neville and Gail would be happy to conduct a training seminar at your church for your children's ministry staff or as a special event and training seminar for all your children's ministry staff and volunteers from your group of churches.

 

They are also available to be Guest Speakers at your special Sunday children services, Family Services, Camps, Outreaches and any other special events.

 

We also conduct Parenting Seminars and fun Family events.

 

Call our offices to discuss your needs.

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P.O. Box 880, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
Office: +27 72 855 4566
General Enquiries & Resources: +27 79 708 9903
Accounts: +27 82 625 3239
Seminars & Camps: +27 72 855 4566
Fax: +27 86 545 7477
Email: jroffice@jacksonsridge.org
 
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