About Us 2017-11-17T20:21:25+00:00

Why gcmEQUIP?

Children’s Ministry is Exploding Around the World

More kids live on our planet than at any other point in history, and churches are getting serious about God’s heart for kids. The need to provide training, resources and fresh perspectives on trends, skills and best practices is more urgent than ever. This conference will help you prepare for children’s ministry leadership anywhere on the globe.

The World is Changing

Information is expanding at an amazing rate. New technologies are available daily, while new obstacles to the gospel and global challenges for kids present themselves at every turn. This conference will help people prepare to meet challenges and the opportunities presented by these changes.

Kids are in Crisis

More than 60% of children live in at-risk situations around the world. From child soldiers to orphans, child laborers to those facing poverty and disease, the challenges are heartbreaking. Who will help them? The call of Christians to be at the forefront of meeting these practical needs with compassion and practical help is greater than ever before. But how do we do this well? What will we need? This conference will provide training, resources, skills, encouragement and perspective to be part of caregiving that brings transformation that lasts.

We Need to Work Together

Incredible ministry to kids is taking place around the world: social work, Sunday school, education, literature distribution, parenting and family focus, missions groups, evangelists and entertainers, prayer movements, sports ministries, camps, curriculum and resource development, media … the list goes on. We often work without an awareness of others who are reaching kids through a different area of influence. Just think what God could do as we work together to meet the whole child, in context, with ministry that touches a child’s life in multiple ways. This conference can help us work together better than ever before. 

Children are on God’s heart – and always have been!

There are more than 1,700 references to children and childhood in the Bible. God’s love for children is not an afterthought – children have been on his heart from the beginning. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14