Beyond 2017


Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM

The Beyond Conference is for anyone working in children’s ministry (paid or volunteer) who would like to connect with other children’s ministers, share resources, and develop new ideas.

This year’s theme will be “Beyond Children” based on Deuteronomy 6: 4-9:

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, 

the Lord is one.

 Love  the Lord your God with all 

your heart and with all your soul and 

with all your strength. These 

commandments that I give you today

 are to be on your hearts. Impress them

 on your children. Talk about them when 

you sit at home and when you walk along 

the road, when you lie down and when 

you get up.  Tie them as symbols on 

your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  

Write them on the door frames 

of your houses and on your gates.

The 2017 featured speaker is Rev. Melissa Cooper who is the expert in Inter-generational Ministry for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.  She serves at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, FL.

n addition to Rev. Melissa Cooper, there will be worship, a variety of workshops including options for self-care and spiritual renewal, as well as practice skills.

Sponsored by the Arkansas Conference Council on Children’s Ministry of the United Methodist Church; this conference is open to all churches.  The registration is HERE!


Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center
150 N Skyline Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72701