Community94 is a group designed to invest in the lives and ministries of Childhood Ministers. The group meets during the following months:  January Update, February, March, April, May, August, September retreat, October and November Jumpstart.  Each meeting includes two plenary or skype speakers, four breakout sessions, resources, lunch and amazing times of fellowship and networking. 

Regular meeting are from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   This is an awesome opportunity and we would love to have you participate.  If you have any questions, please contact us: or 405.942.3800, x4648.


Entire Calendar Year – $200 **

Per Meeting – $50.00

The cost covers a meal, resource items, and guest speaker expenses. (**The September meeting/retreat will have an additional charge)

Note: If you choose the “Pay By Meeting” option, the member must notify the childhood ministry office at least one week prior to the meeting if they plan to attend for the purpose of having an accurate count for lunch.

To register and pay for Community 94 – 2018, please visit the following link:

Community 94 Schedule for 2018

  • 9:00 a.m.         Coffee Talk with Mr. Mark
  • 10:00 a.m.       Scripture Challenge
  • 10:15 a.m.       Transition
  • 10:20 a.m.       Breakout Session 1 (Four to choose from)
  • 11:00 a.m.       Transition
  • 11:10 a.m.       Web Interview 1
  • 12:00 p.m.       Lunch provided
  • 12:50 p.m.       Breakout Session 2 (Four to choose from)
  • 1:30 p.m.         Transition
  • 1:40 p.m.         Web Interview 2
  • 2:30 p.m.         Dismiss

2018 DATES

January 18 – Update – Southern Hills Baptist Church – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Parenting Conference and Lifeway Updates with Mark Jones.

February 8 – Baptist Building

Web Interview – Nothing Less – Jana Magruder

Panel Discussion:

  • Parent/Child Dedication
  • Transition from Preschool to Children
  • First Grade Bible Presentation
  • Preteen Ministry

Breakout Sessions:

  • Parenting in the Pew – Debbie Barrett
  • Transition from Child to Youth – Ben Woodson
  • Family Devotions (At home Discipleship) – Nancy Ruth
  • Leading a child to Christ (Training Parents) – Debra Stephens

March 8 – Baptist Building

Web Interviews:

  • Distracted Adults Teaching Distracted Kids – Landry Holmes
  • Building a Volunteer Friendly Culture – Jenny Funderburk/Smith

Breakout Sessions:

  • Hiring, Firing and Recruiting – Keith Badgett
  • Planning for Diverse Families in your Ministry – Emily Townley & Gina McKean
  • Overview of Bully or Bullied Curriulum-Van Greenwood
  • Overview of the Importance of Purity Cirriculum – Ken & April Garrison

April 5 – Baptist Association of Christian Educators (BACE) National Conference at Quail Springs, OKC

Children’s Speakers include:

  • Dr. Donna Peavey of New Orleans Baptist Seminary
  • Stephanie Chase, Champion Forest Baptist Church
  • Over 20 other conferences to choose from.Church
  • Regular price is $79.00, but annual C94 members attend at no cost. Please RSVP to Pat Jones, ( by March 15).

**** Heart of the Child – April 13-14, 2018, please register at 

May 10 – Baptist Building – How to Lead a Training Conference

  • General sessions will cover:
    • Providing Good Worker Training Meetings (Evaluating, Changing, Calendaring, Planning)
    • Tips and Tools on Preparing & Speaking
  • Train to Train Others Breakouts
    • Attendees will receive four conference models and demonstrations for: (2) Preschool Conferences; (2) Children’s Conferences;


August 30 – Baptist Building

Web Interview:

  • Managing Chaos/Establishing Discipline in Kid’s Ministry – Jenny Funderburk-Smith
  • Sex Education Begins in the Bathtub – Clara Mae Van Brink

Breakout Sessions:

  • Incorporating Missions in Kid’s Ministry – Gina McKean
  • Parenting Helps – Debbie Barrett
  • Communicating with Teachers – Paula Lawson
  • Bible Skill Games (Blue Cycle) – Lynn Jordan

September 20-21, 2018 at Falls Creek

Lodging will be provided in the new Thompson Lodge.  Double Occupancy is $75.00 per person.  Single Occupancy is $90.00.  These prices are for annual C94 members.  Non-members will pay an additional $50.00.  These prices include your lodging, all meals, snacks and conference materials.

To register for retreat, please visit the following link:

  • Plenary Speaker:  Chuck Peters, Lifeway
    • Story Telling That Sticks
    • Engaging Kids’ Learning
    • Games and Techniques Every Teacher Needs
    • Leadership in Children’s Ministry
  • Message:  Soul Care for the Leader – Deron Spoo, Pastor FBC, Tulsa
  • Devotion/Ministry Opportunities – Charlie Gatton
    • Pastor/Children’s Minister Working Together – Deron Spoo and Debbie Thompson, Tulsa, First

October 11 – Baptist Building

Web Interviews:

  • Why Genders Matter – Mary Ann Bradbury


  • Boys and Girls Learn Differently – Charlotte Hollarn

Breakout Sessions:

  • Practical Steps – Lockdown & Evaluation – Laurie Fryklund & Stacie Sherry
  • Practical Steps – Ministry Safe Volunteers – Ronda Pinkerton & Colt Johnson
  • Safety & Hygiene in Ministry – Debbie Miller
  • Enlisting & Interviewing Prospective Teachers – Charlie Gatton

November 8 – Edmond, First – VBS Jumpstart

Speaker – Melita Thomas, Lifeway VBS Ministry Specialist

Breakout Sessions:

  • VBS Decoration Ideas – Mark Jones
  • I’m New in VBS! Where to Start? – Terri McCuiston
  • Promoting VBS – Ronda Pinkerton
  • Follow Up – Charlie Gatton
  • Salvation Training Conference – Laurie Fryklund


Times & Locations

The group meets 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (lunch provided) on Thursdays (unless a different day is noted). The meetings are typically held at the BGCO. If the location is different it will be noted on this page.


2019 Dates

January 17; February 7; March 7; April 4; May 9; August 29; September 12-13; October 3; November 7.



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