Children and families are a high priority at Emmanuel. Statistically, 75% of people who come to Christ do so before the age of 18. That number drives us to invest in, and be intentional about our efforts to reach children with the gospel.

Part of that effort includes making sure we have passionate, well-trained volunteers to teach and mentor every child entrusted to us. To that end, we provide as much training as possible to equip our workers with the tools and skills necessary to lead children.

On April 24 Emmanuel is hosting KidMin Connect 2017, a conference for those who work with kids, want to work with kids and parents of school-aged children Our guest speaker is Jonathan Cliff, Executive Pastor at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, TN.

Grace is a non-denominational church located 45 minutes north of Nashville, serving a large armed forces and diverse college community. With over 20 years of church ministry experiences that have allowed him to serve both children and student ministries, as well as leading adults community group initiatives, he has served in many different church contexts across a broad spectrum of church leadership.

Jonathan has been married to his wife, Starr, for 18 years and is the father of two teenage sons and one daughter (Ryan, Dylan, and Lauryn). Their family has served as foster family previously, and is currently engaged in refugee mentoring in the Nashville area. These desires were birthed out of a real heart to use their influence outside of the sometimes-limited church walls and out into the greater community at-large.

You can find Jonathan on the following social media sites: Twitter: @jonathancliff; Instagram: @jonathancliff; WEB:

Registration is open until April 5, 2017 and you can sign up by clicking here.

Childcare is not available for this event.