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Training Events


Need to sharpen your ministry skills?  There are many opportunities for ongoing training and development. Check here often for current training opportunities that you can participate in.

Assembly June 13 – 15, 2019 is our CBOQ Annual Gathering happening in Etobicoke, Ontario.  There will be a workshop offered as well as an opportunity to gather with others serving in children and family ministry.

Toronto Children’s Ministry Conference is a gathering of people who are dedicated to the spiritual growth of children – parents, church volunteers, ministry leaders, and anyone who has a passion for ministering to children that occurs on the first Saturday of November each year.

Blown Away Conference 2019 is happening on April 5 -6, 2019 in Burlington. Blown Away Children and Family Ministry Leadership Conference is a leading, inter-denominational event that exists to EQUIP, ENCOURAGE, and EMPOWER leaders in children and family ministries in the local church.

InterGenerate is happening on May 20 – 22, 2019 in Nashville, TN and is the only conference designed to support faith leaders AND academics in sharing new ideas in faith formation research and practice to create Christian faith communities that bridge generational gaps and encourage intergenerational culture.

Oikos Family Church Workshop is happening on March 23 in Stoney Creek. This is designed to be a day of transformational teaching on the topic of family ministry addressing topics such as making church welcoming and meaningful to young families, leading through challenges and more.

Children’s Spirituality Summit is happening June 8 – 10, 2020 in Nashville, TN. This is an opportunity for Children’s pastors, developmental psychologists, spiritual formation leaders, lay leaders, pastors,  teachers, sociologists, parents and theologians from a broad spectrum of Christian traditions to explore children’s spiritual formation through key note sessions, workshops, papers and exploring ministry models.

10 Minute Training

These 10 minute training opportunities with Tanya are via Facebook Live. More details here.


In addition to attending conferences and seminars, you might want to consider hosting or participating in a webinar on a particular area of training.  CBOQ Kids will be hosting a number of webinars this year. These are free but you must contact Tanya to register. You may also contact Tanya to schedule your own custom webinar for you and your leaders and volunteers.

Check back here for upcoming webinars.

Here are some other great options for webinars:

The Following Webinars are available to view at any point in time:



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