Children and Family 





Connecting to Build Faith in Children Through the Church and Family

The NEXT Children and Family Ministry Conference is an annual conference organized by the Children and Family Ministry majors at Moody Bible Institute.

This year's theme is:

Together: Connecting to Build Faith in Children Through the Church and Family”

NEXT 2019 will equip parents and church leaders to work together to invest in the spiritual life of their children who are also invited to attend this year's MBI Children and Family Ministry Conference.  

  • As the adults are learning how to disciple children in their sessions, children ages 0 – 11 years of age will enjoy a unique conference experience of their own with a time of bible teaching about Jesus.

  • For both parents and church leaders, sessions lead by experts in Family Ministry will teach, demonstrate and facilitate hands-on learning, so together, parents and church leaders are engaged in effective discipleship of both the child and family.  

Details of the Conference:

  • Main sessions with experts in the field

  • Corporate worship experience with live music for children and adults alike

  • Opportunities to share ideas for parenting and partnering with churches for spiritual formation in children

Why is this Children and Family Ministry conference different from all other Children’s Ministry conferences?

  • Get up front and personal with the speakers and presenters

  • Bible-based teaching from Moody Professors

  • Experts with vast personal experience

  • Practically authentic and relevant

April 13, 2019

820 N. LaSalle Blvd

Chicago, IL 60610




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Main Session Speakers

Rebecca Lutzer
Children's Book Author
Jason Smith
Family Pastor
Brian & Elizabeth Smith
Sr. Pastor & MBI Professor

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© 2018 by MBI Undergraduate Children and Family Ministry Majors. Slideshow images © Debby Toth.