Coffee Break and Bible Discovery Leadership Training 2016


Hey Michigan area Coffee Break Leaders: we have an event you won't want to miss! 

A team of Coffee Break workshop leaders have been revising the Coffee Break Bible Discovery leadership training and we've been testing bits and pieces of this training. One participant (who is also a long time educator) commented, “You taught us how you want us to lead!” The first opportunity to attend this brand-new workshop will be at Brookside CRC (Grand Rapids, MI) on August 16 from 9 am to 2:30 pm. The cost for the workshop, including lunch, is $25.00 per person. If this is a difficulty, scholarships are available. This unique event will be facilitated by Diane Averill (New Hampshire), Sam Huizenga (Michigan), Ruth Kelder (Illinois) and Marian Lensink (Ontario).  

In addition, Story Hour and Little Lambs training will take place at the same time. This is a great opportunity for children's ministry volunteers or staff. Diane Dykgraaf, one of the creators of the material, will use hands on learning techniques to equip new or experienced leaders.  

All Coffee Break, small group Bible study, and children's leaders are invited to attend! Follow this link to register for the August 16 Workshop. 

So, what if you can’t drive to Michigan? The same training will be held in Platte, SD on August 24, 2016 from 9 am to 2 pm. For more information email, Ruth Kelder at [email protected] and to register email Hennie VanEssen at [email protected]

If you would be interested in attending an online Coffee Break training or hosting a Coffee Break Bible Discovery Training, please email Sam Huizenga at [email protected].

Other News: Mark your calendars for Inspire 2017, a conference taking place August 3-5, 2017 in Detroit, MI. Ray Vanderlaan will be the featured speaker for a Coffee Break Leadership track. In addition, Inspire 2017 will feature breakouts and workshop for different types of ministry roles. The various leaders will all join together for worship and plenary speakers.

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Where is Brookside CRC located?



Hi Diane! Brookside CRC is in Grand Rapids, MI. Here's a link to the church website. Thanks!