Sprouts is planned with participant needs in mind. Our goal is to help equip children’s ministry directors, teachers & volunteers
with tools & ideas to effectively reach & train today’s children.

Conference Dates:

February 7 & 8, 2020
Vickie Oliver
David & Lisa Hailey
Jimmy & Betty Parker
Simon  Yancy
Conlen & Jennifer Jones
Justin Bullard
Host Pastor David Hunt
Registration Information:
Registration Online is $25 per person for 1-9 people and $20 per person for 10 or more people.
Registration at the door is $30 per person.
Registration includes: admission to all sessions, one Sprouts packet, and lunch on Saturday.
Please note: Sprouts is designed as an intensive workshop for adults. Childcare is not provided.




Friday Night
6:30 PM Check-In
7:30 PM Kick-Off Service
Speaker: Sis. Vickie Oliver – Sanctuary
This service is open to the public. Everyone Welcome!
Saturday Morning 
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Morning Devotion with Pastor David Hunt
9:40 AM – 10:25 AM Session I
A. Saved by the Bus: Children’s Evangelism 101
Speakers: Rev. Jimmy and Sis. Betty Parker – FLC
B. Tackling the Tech Challenge: The Effects of Social Media on our Children
Speaker: Rev. Justin Bullard -Sanctuary
C. Reaching Tweens
Speakers: Bro. & Sis. Hailey – Connect Center 
10:40 AM -11:15 AM Session II
A. You Can Do It: It’s In You (Encouragement and tips for new or frustrated Sunday school teachers)
Speaker: Jennifer Jones  – Connect Center
B. Puppet Pizzazz: Puppets 201
Speakers: Rev. Jimmy and Sis. Betty Parker – FLC
C. Safe and Sound: Keeping our Kids Safe and Well-behaved
Speaker: Bro. Simon Yancy -Sanctuary
11:20 AM – 12:05 PM Session III
A. Kidsview LIVE
Speakers: Rev. Conlen Jones and the Kidsview Team – Kidsview Room
B. Reaching Tweens
Speakers: Bro. & Sis. Hailey – Connect Center
C. Safe and Sound: Keeping our Kids Safe and Well-behaved
Speaker: Bro. Simon Yancy – Sanctuary
12:05 PM Lunch Break
1:05 PM Closing Session
Speaker: Sis. Vickie Oliver – Sanctuary
We sincerely apologize because we have had difficulties with media from the 2019 Conference.  Please be patient with us as we endeavor to make 2019 media available.
To order media from past conferences please contact the church office at 936-632-3525.


Sprouts was formally called Children’s Ministry Summit

“Sprouts would like to invite your Sunday School teachers and staff to attend our Annual Children’s Conference. 2013 was our inaugural event and was a great success! We had a powerful move of God and time of rededicating our lives to teaching children biblical truths. The Sunday following the children’s summit we had over 20 children receive the Holy Ghost for the very first time. God has continued to bless our efforts and many more have received this life changing gift.
Please come and experience Sis. Vickie Oliver’s ministry and be blessed.”
Rev. Conlen Jones, Children’s Pastor of Eastview UPC
“I highly recommend sending your children’s ministry workers to the Children’s Ministry Summit hosted by Eastview UPC. It has been a great blessing to my church.”
Rev. Dathan Triplett, Texas District Sunday School Director
“I have been attending the annual Sprout Summit for several years. It is always a blessing! I encourage anyone working with children in your church to attend this summit. You will walk away inspired, blessed, and ready to invest even more of your time into the lives of the children that God has placed in your care.”
Tish Basham, Cornerstone UPC Lufkin
“At the close of the 2013 Children’s Summit at Eastview UPC, Center First UPC Sunday School staff left the Summit inspired and with a renewed burden for working in Children’s Ministry. On the way back home we were planning how we would change our operations to become more effective in ministering to the children in our home church. Upon making those adjustments, we began to see spiritual growth in the lives of our children. If your Children’s Ministry Dept. needs a renewing and re-birthing of a burden to work with the children in your local church, you do not want to miss this Summit.”
David Hailey, Children’s Director of Center First UPC
“The Children’s Summit helped our Sunday School tremendously with the spiritual aspect. We’ve always enjoyed ourselves and the children really have fun and want to come back, but we have not previously had a scheduled or structured time for worship using the steps of worship as explained to us at the conference. We rearranged our schedule on the way home that Saturday to incorporate this principle. The children asked if we were going to ‘get’ to do that every Sunday! We have a lot of bus children so they have not been exposed to things that some of us perhaps take for granted. We do rotational Sunday School and a time for worship is something we still do every Sunday as our last rotation with all ages combined.”
Gena Porterfield, First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin