ST LOUIS (BP)—Registration is open for preschool child care, as well as programs for children and youth during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief child care volunteers will care for preschoolers; Giant Cow Children’s Ministries will lead the 5- to 12-year-olds, and Woman’s Missionary Union will guide Youth on Mission curricula and activities.
All activities for children and youth will be housed at the America’s Center, the annual meeting site. Youth who have completed grades 7-12 will begin their days at the convention center with worship before going into the community for hands-on mission projects.
Preregistration is required and is available by clicking here and then looking under the “children/youth” tab. Deadline is May 6 or when the space limitation of 120 children is reached. Registrations will not be taken on site.
Preschool Child care
Volunteers will offer child care for newborns through 5-year-olds June 12-15, encompassing the SBC Pastors’ Conference June 12-13 and the annual meeting. The cost is $25 per child for the Pastors’ Conference and an additional $25 per children for the annual meeting. There is also a $10 nonrefundable registration fee per child.
Lunch for preschoolers will be available for $6 a day June 13–15. Parents should pay all related fees upon registration to ensure their child’s participation. The SBC will verify registrations with an emailed confirmation packet, including a parent’s handbook.
Every lesson and game for preschoolers will focus on the theme “Jonah and the Whale.”
Giant Cow Ministries
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Giant Cow Ministries will be offered for staggered fees—$65 for June 12-15, $55 for June 13-15, $45 for June 14-15 and $25 for each individual day.
Registration deadline is May 30 or until available spaces are sold. WMU will provide missions education as part of the curriculum.
Youth On Mission
Youth On Mission will engage students in hands-on missions projects June 14-15 for $55 per youth, plus a nonrefundable registration fee of $10 per youth.
“Youth on Mission will have the opportunity to study the Bible together, hear testimonies from North American and international missionaries, and gain a greater understanding of how God can use them in his work in the world,” said Jess Archer, Louisiana WMU children’s/youth missions education strategist and Youth on Mission coordinator.
Lunch and snacks will be provided both days.