Saturday 16th March 2019
at Birmingham City Church
Price £10

Our aim is to promote and build effective ministry to children by equipping and connecting children's ministry workers and leaders everywhere, both within Elim and also beyond.

We are very excited to bring you another three great kids ministry leaders for our 2019 conference!

Ian Harland

Ian heads up Kids Ministry throughout Elim in Ireland, and has been involved with kids ministry for over 25 years. His heart and passion is to see kids encounter the love of Jesus; and that every volunteer not only recognises the value of the contribution they bring to children’s ministry, but that they would also feel truly empowered to reach their full potential in working with kids.

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Helen Ball

Helen is a primary school teacher in a school specialising in the education of children with moderate to severe learning difficulties, and she brings years of professional experience in this field. She is married to Steve, who is Elim’s Wales and South West England’s Regional Leader. They live in Cardiff and have three grown up children.

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Elaina Skuce

Elaina is a full-time children’s pastor ministering at NewLife church in Scunthorpe, and before that was a children’s pastor in Rotherham. She has a BA Honours degree in Childhood and Youth Studies and she is incredibly passionate about seeing children realise their fulfilment in Jesus Christ. She is married to Dan, and they have two sausage dogs called Frankie and Albi.

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Nick Whittome

Nick is Discipleship Pastor at BCC with oversight of kids ministry, and has been helping in kids ministry for ten years. Nick's heart is to link volunteers, kids ministry leaders and kids workers together not just from Elim but from all denominations throughout the UK to provide support, encouragement, ideas and inspiration for this vital area of ministry. Nick hosts the annual Significant Day Conference at BCC each March.

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Connect With Us on Facebook

Link up with lots of other workers and leaders in children's ministry up and down the country on our new Facebook Group - click the button to visit the group.  Over 800 people have joined us since its launch in February 2017.

Catch up on last year's Significant Conference messages at

Nicola Ritchie: "Building Significant Relationships"

Nicola leads and develops children's ministry at Milton Keynes Christian Centre, and she also manages their Day Nursery, Tiny Steps.  Nicola also speaks at MKCC's annual children's ministry conference Elements.

Mark Griffiths: "Contemporary Themes in Family & Culture for 2018 and the Significance of these for Children's Ministry"

After many decades in local church leadership, Mark has rently become tutor in missional research at St Padarn's Institute, Cardiff. Mark was Head of Children and Family Ministry for New Wine for just over a decade, has written books primarily on family ministry and its links to church growth and he has a PhD in church growth and child evangelism. He has spoken at a wide range of churches and conferences nationally and internationally.

Jude McBean: "Leaving A Significant Legacy"


Jude McBean is Children's Pastor at City Church Aberdeen which meets in 7 campus locations around the city.  Their services feature the fun-and-action-packed adventure that is M.A.D. - their 'Making a Difference' children’s ministry!