KIDStory 2023 Conference

February 24-25, 2023
North Coast Calvary Chapel, Carlsbad, CA

KIDStory 2023 Conference

This is a conference for those with a heart to disciple children and those serving in missions around the world! KIDStory is a strategy that practices 5 core essentials that rely on God’s Word and His Spirit to transform a life. There is a need to raise up and equip leaders to disciple children in ways that work best for them. We believe transformation takes place by creating a relational learning environment where God’s Word is spoken, His Spirit guides, and a child encounters the love of Jesus by becoming an active participant in God’s story and not just a distant observer.

Conference Dates/Location:
February 24-25, 2023
Friday, 5pm-9pm & Saturday, 9am-4pm
North Coast Calvary Chapel, Carlsbad, CA

$45 Fee Covers Admission and Meals

• To be challenged to impact children’s lives by equipping their parents and leaders in KIDStory
• One of the most effective teaching strategies that has been proven to work with anyone, anywhere at any time
• Fun, interactive ways to hear, learn and retell God’s Word using materials you already have! Activities to include: games, music, art & drama
• Proven ways to disciple children by facilitating discussions which allow the Holy Spirit to impact a child’s heart
• Acquiring skills to create an environment, a StoryClub, where kids encounter the love of Jesus!
• Learn how KIDStory can be used for things like: family devotions, leadership and discipleship training, short term missions, VBS, trauma mitigation and more…

Conference Schedule

Friday, Feburary 24: 5pm-9pm

  • 4:30 pm – Registration Opens
  • 5:00 pm – Basic Workshop Begins
    Dinner to be served during this session
  • 9:00 pm – Break for the evening

Saturday, Feburary 25: 9am-4pm

  • 8:00 am – Registration Opens
  • 9:00 am – Main Session
  • 10:15 am – Breakout #1
  • 11:15 am – BREAK
  • 11:30 am – Breakout #2
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch
    Meet Global KIDStorians: Hear from international KIDStorians on how God is impacting children’s lives through the telling of His Story and the working of His Spirit
  • 1:30 pm – Breakout #3
  • 2:30 pm – Main Session
  • 3:30 pm – Final Closing Activities

Conference Speakers

Gary Strudler
KIDStory Global Director

Terry Broberg
Walk Thru the Bible Global Children’s Director

Joan Stevenson
North Coast Calvary Children’s Director

Rob & Claudine Rayfield
KIDStory Field Coordinators

Roger Walterhouse
Dir. of Ministry Programs – Feed the Hungry

Steve Nine
GenHope International Director

Betsy Mabry
Dir. of Spiritual Development – VisionTrust

Theresa Richardson
South Africa Community of Hope Program Facilitator

Chris Centeio
VP of Operations – ZimZam Global

Rene and Lala Aril
KIDStory Regional Directors

Misha Bakic
KIDStory Regional Director

Available Breakouts

  • Crafting a Joyful Word in a Joyless World (KIDStory Foundations)
    Facilitated by Roger Walterhouse
    Did you know joy is one of the best antidotes for trauma? This breakout will explore how a joyful presentation of the Gospel will accelerate healing in children’s lives.
  • Dollar Tree and KIDStory Collide (KIDStory Foundations)
    Facilitated by Rob and Claudine Rayfield and Ruthann Bosko
    With some creativity and ingenuity, see what $15 at the Dollar Store can do in bringing extra-ordinary fun and interaction to your Bible Story.
  • KIDStory@Church (Leadership)
    Facilitated by North Coast Staff
    Learn from the North Coast Calvary Chapel team what it takes to transition your ministry to the KIDStory methodology and the results you could discover for your ministry.
  • So What’s the Point? (Local & Global)
    Facilitated by Terry Broberg
    There can and should be a reason for every time we teach a lesson. In our time together we will discuss how ministry partnerships can help us grow and enhance our mission goals. We will talk about how partnering with KidStory is helping Walk Thru the Bible broaden its ministry goals.
  • KIDStory@Home (KIDStory Foundations)
    Facilitated by Gary Strudler & Misha Bakic
    See how God can use your home as a hub for KIDStory, not only for your own children, but with children and families from your local neighborhood.
  • Sharing the Gospel: God’s Great Story (Leadership)
    Facilitated by Betsy Mabry
    Create a fun, interactive way to hear, learn and retell God’s Great Story through a simple
    booklet the kids can draw for themselves.