The State Board of Missions will host church weekday education (CWE) leadership training on May 3-4 at Shocco Springs Conference Center.
The event, sponsored by the Office of LeaderCare & Church Health, will allow CWE teachers and directors the opportunity to take classes and learn how to become more effective in their jobs.
Training will cover all areas of preschool education and allow attendees to receive up to 14 hours of their yearly Alabama Department of Human Resources requirement.
“Preschool is vitally important for raising mature and spiritually developed children,” said State Missionary Lee Wright. “We want to help our churches be the absolute best they can be with their weekday education programs.”
Wright said classes will be offered in a wide variety of areas, such as “Emotion Locomotion,” to train caregivers on the emotional needs of children; “Fun with Playdough”; and “The ABC’s of Potty Training.”
Classes will also be taught on the administrative aspect of CWE. Attendees can learn how to choose the best curriculum, prepare for a child’s illness or medical emergency, and effectively teach children with special needs.
From 375 to 400 people are expected to attend, and the cost varies depending on lodging, meals, and length of stay per individual.
Wright encourages anyone involved in CWE to attend because the training prepares attendees to best serve their community with the love of Christ.
“Church Weekday Education is a fantastic community ministry that gives a church ample opportunity to share the Gospel and nurture our youngest generation,” he said. “We seek to provide the best training available to grow their preschools and their community impact.”
For reservations, please contact Shocco at 1-800-280-1105 or go online to www.shocco.org.