Our History 2017-11-17T20:28:14+00:00

Our History

The Global Children’s Ministry Conference began in the hearts of Kidzana leaders several years ago. Seeing a new generation of leaders emerging all over the world, they recognized the urgent need to further prepare them for visionary, skilled and excellent outreach and discipleship work with children in their own nations, organizations and communities.

Grain de Ble in Lebanon, with its long history of partnership and networking in the Middle East, shared this vision for equipping. Together, Grain de Ble and Kidzana presented the first Global Children’s Ministry Conference in Lebanon in September of 2010. Over 250 leaders from 40 nations gathered for this inspiring event.

It was an exciting beginning.

The team of global partners grew in 2012, with leaders from the 4/14 Children’s Spirituality Track, the 1for50 training movement and other NGO, ministry and publishing leaders joining the team. Together, this group of global partners has continued to create a platform for frontline leaders to be equipped. Conferences have been held in Chiang Mai, Thailand (2012, 2015, 2016), Bogota, Colombia (2013), Pretoria, South Africa (2014), and Nairobi, Kenya (2017).

This year, 2018, the conference will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our passion continues to be preparing a new generation of frontline leaders from around the world for excellence in reaching and discipling today’s children. The focus this year is: Just One More…child, family, city, region, nation, generation.

Equipping frontline leaders from around the world to reach and disciple children for Christ.