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Nationally Recognized Speakers

Greg Baird

Chet Lowe

Kelli Espiritu

Donna Lucas

Amber Lappin


The presenters of the workshops being offered are currently serving in Children’s ministry. Many have served for over 25 years. They each offer a different perspective into their area of “expertise.” Their desire is to come alongside you and share what the Lord has entrusted to them. You will be blessed!

Friday Workshops

Saturday Workshops

Friday Workshops

Workshop #1 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Leading Through Change – Greg Baird
  • Trauma- Informed Churches – Linda Jacobs
  • 5 Pillars of jesus Centered Ministry – Donna Lucas
  • What if we led as Jesus led? – Amber Lappin
  • The B-I-B-L-E – Elementary Teaching Strategies – Rachel Key
  • Transformed Personal Life – Stef Mitrano

Workshop #2 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Creating a Leadership Culture in your Ministry – Greg Baird
  • The Brain Thieves- Boring, Well meaning Leaders – Linda Jacobs
  • Your Spiritual Leadership. Turning Volunteers into Leaders – Donna Lucas
  • Sunday School from the Ground Up – Dawn Diaz
  • 5 Things You’ve been doing wrong to Heal, Survive & Recover from Church Conflict – Kelly Espiritu
  • Taking Steps of Faith – Stef Mitrano

Lunch 1:00 PM

ROUND TABLE 2:15 pm – 3:30 PM

  • Round Table Facilitator – Donna Lucas

Workshop #3 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Leading Up in Childrens Ministry – Greg Baird
  • Leading with 20/20 Vision – Donna Lucas
  • 10 Traits of Children’s Pastors who run a Good Race & Last a Lifetime – Dick Crider
  • Ok, I Give Up – Dawn Diaz
  • Volunteer Training Hacks that will Improve your Ministry to Children – Kelly Espiritu
  • Transformed Leadership – Stef Mitrano

Saturday Workshops

Workshop #1 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM

  • How to make Marvelous Music – Kathy Vincent – Preschool
  • How to Combat the Stressed out Child & Reduce behavior problems – Linda Ranson Jacobs
  • Writing & Presenting workshops for Volunteers & Families – Amber Lappin
  • The Importance of children knowing before middle school – Jade Taniguchi
  • What to do with 5th Graders – Dawn Diaz
  • Texting / In Person Contact – Queena McNab
  • Loving as Jesus Loved – Stef Mitrano
  • Bear Hug Band

Workshop #2 11:10 AM – 12:05 PM

  • It’s Bible Story Time – Kathy Vincent – Preschool
  • A Class without Stickers! Are You Kidding Me? – Linda Ranson Jacobs
  • Loving Kids to Good Behavior – Donna Lucas
  • Raising Your CM Score – Amber Lappin
  • Finding the 3 AM Statement of your Sunday School lesson – Kelli Espiritu
  • Helping Children with a Learning Disability – Queena McNab
  • Missionaries & Their Great Adventures – Peggy Mitrano
  • Spiritual Care of Leaders – Stef Mitrano

Lunch 12:10 PM

Workshop #3 1:05 PM – 2:00 PM

  • How to Share a Dynamic & Disciplined Classroom – Kathy Vincent
  • Give Them Jesus – Donna Lucas
  • Leading as Jesus Lead – Amber Lappin
  • Understanding Preschoolers – Dick Crider
  • The B-I-B-L-E Teaching Strategies – Rachel Key – Preschool
  • Transforming your youth Ministry withour Compromising the Gospel – Mary Parker
  • Reaching Your Community in the name of Jesus – Sharon Johnson
  • Teaching to Multiple Ages – Peggy Mitrano
  • Trusting Your team to get the job done – Stef Mitrano
  • Bear Hug Band

Workshop #4 2:15 PM – 3:10 PM

  • The Scripture Lady’s Gospel Magic Tricks – Kathy Vincent
  • Sharon Weatherspoon -Preschool
  • Communicating with Parents – Amber Lappin
  • Teaching for Changed Lives – Dick Crider
  • The B-I-B-L-E Teaching Strategies – Rachel Key – Elementary
  • Annointed Partnership – David & Mary Parker
  • How to teach Upper Grades – Yara Aguilera
  • Story Telling – Peggy Mitrano
  • Taking Steps of Faith – Stef Mitrano

Workshop #5 3:25 PM – 4:20 PM

  • Managing Ministry Mayhem – Greg Baird
  • Ministering to ages 0-5 – Amber Lappin
  • The Christian Generation – Dick Crider
  • Transforming Your Approach to Urban Ministry – David Parker
  • Christian Charm Course – Sharon Johnson
  • How are you preparing to teach your Sunday School lessons? – Yara Aguilera
  • Deuteronomy 6 Style Learning – Cathy Frazee

RECONNECT – 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM


Friday, March 24 – 8am to 5pm

Leadership Workshops

Saturday, March 25 – 8am to 5pm

General Workshops


19300 S Vermont Ave
Gardena, CA 90248


$49.00 / Each Day

(Cost Includes Workshops, Continental Breakfast & Lunch)

*Please Note: Childcare will not be provided for this event
Online registration is now closed.
Same day registration will be available at the door!


Special Rates

19800 S. Vermont Ave. Torrance, CA
310-781-9100 |

Calvary Chapel Children Ministry group is now ready to accept reservations. The group rate for a standard guest room at $115.00 + tax* per room per night is only available for 3/23/2017 thru checkout on 3/26/2017.

  • 1. Online Booking
    – Click the following direct link for reservation (CTRL + click to following link)-®ionCode=1&hotelCode=TRRCA& _PMID=99801505&GPC=CSB&viewfullsite=true- Input the arrival date and departure date and other pertinent information.- Please click “More Options” and input CSB in the “Group Code” box (if not already showing)- On the RATE field, please click the drop-down window and choose “Best Available” and then click “Check Availability”
  • 2. Call 1-855-836-6189 for reservations. Let the Reservation Agent know that you would like a room with the Calvary Chapel Children Ministry or mention group code CSB.

Guests will have until 3/9/2017 to make reservations. Should reservations be requested after this date or the group block is fully booked prior to 3/9/2017, guests can still contact the hotel for reservations. However, the group rate may no longer be available to your guests. Reservations will be subject to availability and the prevailing rate.

Individuals will be required to provide their credit card information at the time of booking. Free cancellation can be made local hotel time 6pm 24 hours in advance prior to arrival. Reservations cancelled or changed from original arrival date after local hotel time 6pm within 24 hours prior to arrival will be subject to cancellation fee of one night room and tax for each room that is reserved.

Courtyard by Marriott
1925 West 190th Street, Torrance, California, 90504,
310-532-1722 | Marriott/Torrance

Courtyard los Angeles will be providing 25 room nights in the pattern set below:
– (15 Rooms) Standard Queen on Friday, March 24, 2017
– (10 Rooms) Standard Queen on Saturday, March 25, 2017

The rate will be $139.00/night. The hotel’s room rates are subject toi applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%) and CA Tourism $0.26 in affect at the time of check out.

Please call Marriott Reservations directly at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (310) 532-1722 on or before Friday, February 24, 2017 (the “Cutoff Date”) to make your sleeping room reservations. Please identify yourself as part of the Calvary Chapel South Bay group staying at the Courtyard Los Angeles Torrance/South Bay, located at 1925 West 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90504.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

Reservations for all guests must be received on or before Friday, February 24, 2017 (the “Cutoff Date”). After the Cutoff Date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale and, in the hotel’s discretion, will accept reservations at Calvary Chapel South Bay’s group rate, on a space and rate available basis.

Hotels Near Calvary Chapel South Bay

Below is a list of the hotels closest to Calvary Chapel South Bay (red marker on map):

  • Holiday Inn

    19800 S. Vermont Ave. Torrance, CA
    310-781-9100 |
    2 Blocks from CCSB

  • Courtyard by Marriott

    1925 W 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90504
    310-532-1722 |

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Carson

    2 Civic Plaza, Carson, California, 90745,
    310-830-9200 |


    14400 Hindry Ave, Hawthorne, CA, 90250
    310-536-0400 |

  • Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach

    3635 Fashion Way
    Torrance California 90503
    310-316-3636 |