Kidmin Training To Go!

Kidmin Training To Go takes training to where you are.  This is training for your whole kidmin team.  Kidmin Training to go started in 2022.  It started as a church membership.  It is now free to all churches.  We do ask that if you find this training valuable that you would consider a donation to maintain our videos and equipment and to make it possible to bring in great speakers. Kidmin Training To Go is developed by the Wisconsin/N. Michigan Ministries Network kids ministry.   Throughout the year, we will provide recorded online training covering a wide range of issues important to developing a vibrant kids ministry in your church.  At various times we may provide live open forums to discuss relevant topics in Kidmin


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Kidmin Training To Go Speakers


Philip Hahn

Kids Pastor
Philip Hahn is a second-generation children’s pastor in ministry since 2002. Currently serving as children’s pastor at Bridge Church in Waukesha, WI. He and his wife, Chanda, have a vision to see kids discipled into powerful followers of Christ.

Philip will be kicking off our Kidmin Training to Go with a session on Classroom Management. Whether this is your first time working with kids or whether you are an experienced veteran, Philip will teach on strategies that are tried and true.

February 8 - 7PM

Jenn Hewitt

Kids Pastor
Jenn Hewitt is a veteran Children's Pastor, wife, and mom serving in Central Wisconsin and loving what she's doing. Jenn also serves as our network program director for Kids Camp.

Jenn has a huge heart for missions and for kids to understand the importance of missions giving, praying and going! She loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.

Jenn will be leading our Missions Panel. They will explore how to develop a heart of compassion in boys and girls. They will also discuss proven strategies to raise missions awareness in boys and girls and how to creatively raise funds for missions.

March 1 - 7 PM

Karl Bastian

The Kidologist
As the founder of Kidology, Karl Bastian is a follower of Jesus Christ, the lucky husband of his best friend Sara, and the proud father of Luke. When he isn't with his family, or hurrying back to them, his second favorite thing is to creatively minister to kids, and to equip and encourage others who share that passion. Karl has been a thought leader in children's ministry for years. In 2010, Children's Ministry Magazine named him as one of the Top 20 Influencers in Children's Ministry. In 2019, Karl made 4 of the Top 100 lists in Kidzmatter Magazine.

Karl will be teaching on Kidmin Basics

April 5 - 7 PM
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Joe Bridger

Lead Pastor
Joe Bridger is the lead pastor at Northridge Church of Abbotsford. Joe received his BA in Religion & Philosophy from Northwest University in Kirkland Washington in 2008 and his Masters Degree from Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul Minnesota in 2019.
Joe has served in Children's and Family Ministries in Washington state, Texas, and Michigan before accepting the calling to come to Wisconsin on December 6th, 2020.

Joe has also been a church ministries consultant, conference speaker and editor for various books. Joe brings a wealth of experience regarding remodeling with large and small budgets.

Joe will be speaking on Remodeling Your Kidmin Space.

May 17 - 7 PM
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John Hicks

National Royal Rangers Programs Coordinator
John has been involved in Royal Rangers since 1975 and has served as an adult leader in the local outpost for over 25 years. John joined the national Royal Rangers team as Communications Coordinator in June of 2005 and assumed the responsibilities of the High Adventure magazine (replaced by Rangers NOW in 2008), national website, and publications.

John will be team teaching with Lori Warning on Gender-Specific Ministry


Lori Warning

National Girls Ministries Director
Lori Warning is National Director of Girls Ministries and Children’s Discipleship. Her heart is to equip leaders and resource churches to effectively reach girls for Jesus Christ. Lori is passionate about the local church being a key resource in mentoring and discipling girls today and in the future.

Lori will be team teaching with Karl Fleig on Gender-Specific Ministry

September 6 - 7 PM
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Alison Amelse

Kids Pastor
Alison Amelse is an Ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She has been involved in Children’s Ministry for over 20 years and has been the Children’s Pastor at Harvestime Church since 2010.

Alison will be teaching on Kids in Worship - Making room for the altar

October 4 - 7 PM
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Joshua Humpa

Kids Pastor
Joshua Humpa is passionate about leading kids to discover and become who God created them to be. He's been in Children's Ministry his whole life and on staff as the Children's Pastor at Oak Creek Assembly of God for 6 years. Joshua is married to Stephanie and they have made two adorable kids.

Joshua will be teaching on Kidmin toolbox - what new and old tools do you need to minister to kids?

November 8 - 7 PM

Kidmin Opportunity – Homeschooling

Trends seen that have an impact on the church’s ministry to children. I’ve been researching current trends in children’s ministry. There are a lot of them, and I’m looking at a lot of them. I doubt I’ll ever be able to cover all the trends affecting ministry and ministry to children. But, having stated that, …

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Kidmin Retreat – Update

In one week, our room block for the WNMDkids Kidmin Retreat will be released. We are really excited for all of the children’s ministry leaders who will be attending this retreat. Come refresh, renew, and rebuild ties with Kidmin leaders from across the network. Sparta New Life A/G will be an excellent host. Joe Bridger …

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Next Level Leadership Series

Restory’s mission is to recourse believers to address LGBTQ by equipping pastors, supporting families, and assisting churches to become healing communities. This Next Level Leadership Series event is for all leaders in our church. The cost of the event is only $15 per person.   3 Locations SEPT 18 Milwaukee Evangel – 9 am – …

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