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 Date

February 6, 2021
One Day Only This Year!


Vickie Vernon
B.J. Mathis
Conlen Jones
Host Pastor David Hunt

Registration Information:

  • Registration this year is Online Only & the number of attendees will be limited.
  • No Registration at the door.
  • Online Registration is $20 per person. Please select the $20 per person payment option at checkout.
  • Registration includes: admission to all sessions, one Sprouts packet, and lunch on Saturday.
  • Online Registration will close on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:59 PM or when capacity is reached.
Please note: Sprouts is designed as an intensive workshop for adults. Childcare is not provided.

Guidelines for attending events on campus:

We continue to take precautions as we gather because we want everyone to feel comfortable coming to worship together as the body of Christ. We ensure our campus is cleaned & disinfected routinely and that hand sanitizer is available in numerous locations around the campus.
  • Please self-check yourselves before arrival on campus. Please do not attend activities or services on campus if you have a fever or ANY symptoms of illness OR have been exposed to someone with Covid-19.
  • Face masks are encouraged.
  • Please practice physical distancing while on campus and be respectful of others’ personal space.
  • Refrain from shaking hands, hugging, or touching others. We encourage smiles, friendly waves, and air hugs!
  • We request church groups sit together.
Online Registration will close on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:59 PM or when capacity is reached.



9:45 AM to 10:30 AM Devotion with Pastor Hunt (Sanctuary)
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM General Session with Rev. B.J. Mathis (Sanctuary)
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM Split Sessions
A. Roundtable Discussion with Children’s Pastors and Sunday School Administrators – Rev. Conlen Jones (Location TBA)
B. Sunday School Teachers – Sis. Vickie Vernon (Sanctuary)
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM Lunch (FLC)
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM KidView Live (Sanctuary)
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM Panel Discussion/Q & A (Sanctuary)
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM General Session with Sis. Vickie Vernon


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