Children’s Ministry Conference and Expo

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

Over 800 like-minded people, keynote presentations and over 70 elective workshops make IGNITE the best value training for your children’s ministry. Bring your entire team and equip them to impact a generation.


CMNlogo265px162IGNITE is a project of the Queensland Children’s Ministry Network (QCMN) in partnership with SU Queensland.  The QCMN is made up of representatives of the Christian denominations and parachurch agencies working together for the children and families of our state.

View Chelsea’s video clip to discover huge benefits for your team!

Highlights 2018


Experienced presenters will share on our theme:
Hear about fresh approaches and ideas in children’s ministry. These sessions are all together in the main auditorium.  More details about our keynote speakers is available below.


  • Choose from over 70 quality training electives delivered by experienced facilitators.
  • Nurturing faith in the home
  • Connecting across generations & in the community
  • Engaging children in mission
  • Exploring life issues
  • Encouraging life connections
  • Creating memorable experiences
  • Sharpening ministry tools
  • MORE …


Showcasing the latest resources for organisations and individuals involved in children’s ministry, this is a perfect opportunity to connect with these exhibitors.
Arrive early … opens at 7.30am … grab a coffee and be inspired! Coffee vans on site!
We encourage any new and innovative organisations to be a part of Ignite Expo. Please send your expressions of interest to and we will forward the relevant information.

“It was great! Thank you so much to your amazing team! Our kids Ministry team are so blessed, refreshed and inspired.”

“I loved it … can’t wait until next year.”

“Loved the whole thing! Thank you for a wonderful conference”

Keynote speakers presenting at


Keynote 1

  • Melissa J  MacDonald
    Melissa J MacDonald Ministry Innovator | Author | Leader Coach Speaker | Consultant | Disciplemaker

Keynote 2

  • Cath Tallack
    Cath Tallack Arrow Leadership Australia


    As the former Children’s Pastor at Gateway Baptist Church, Cath’s experience and expertise is now being invested into her new role as the Emerging Leaders Program Director for Arrow.

    Her passion and topic for this keynote is all about seeing leaders developed and given the opportunities to achieve the potential that God has placed within them.


Saturday 2nd March

  • 7.30am  Registration & Expo Opens
  • 8:30am Pre-Show Program
  • 8.45am Keynote Session
  • 10.00am Morning Tea
  • 10.45am Electives
  • 12.00pm Electives
  • 1.00pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Browse EXPO
  • 2.15pm Electives
  • 3:30pm Keynote Sessions (separate RI Instructors’ keynote)
  • 4:30pm  Session close
  • 5:00pm Expo Closes


An extensive range of electives means we’ve got you covered!


A full list of electives complimenting our theme of ‘Welcome for Life’ has been finalised and will cover the following areas …

  • Nurturing faith in the home
  • Connecting across generations & in the community
  • Engaging children in mission
  • Establishing divine encounters
  • Exploring life issues
  • Encouraging life connections
  • Creating memorable experiences
  • Sharpening ministry tools

RI Instructors

Are you a Religious Instructor in Schools? This is for you …


The FIREDUP Conference is the premier RI conference in Qld. Run in conjunction with IGNITE, the program includes specific RI workshops, a special keynote speaker, and encouraging stories from RI instructors.

Come along and be inspired, equipped and encouraged for your work in schools. Understand our changing world and context. Learn best practice for RI.

  • Workshops for experienced and 1st-time instructors
  • Keynote Session with Raelene Robinson – RI Public GiftFund Coordinator for the Rockhampton area
  • Practical skills you can take home and implement
  • Networking with other RI Instructors
  • Loads of resources available at the EXPO!

A day not to be missed and designed to give you confidence in the classroom.


Friday 1st March … especially for leaders-of-leaders!


Note: This event was formerly known as ‘Twenty4’

This is a gathering for leaders-of-leaders in ministry with children and families and is held the day before the IGNITE Conference.

Our aim is to equip, encourage and support leaders. The day also provides opportunities to network with other like minded and passionate leaders.

Once again, we are excited to present excellent speakers who are passionate about ministry with children and families. This year we are excited to hear from Frank Bealer one of our speakers as he skypes live from the US. Frank has just stepped into the role of CEO with Phase Family Centres and is the author of The Myth of Balance.

Kids Ministry is a specialised ministry which encompasses a variety of challenges and opportunities.  Our speakers are chosen to give insight into a variety of Kids ministry areas including Family ministry and leadership challenges:

  • Frank Bealer … Topic: “The Myth of Balance” … Frank is the CEO with Phase Family Centres and is the author of The Myth of Balance.
  • Terry Williams … Topic “Family is a verb” … Terry works for Scripture Union International

“Wonderfully encouraging to be here and think of the children. To be challenged and encouraged to Jesus on Gods word and see people trained and able to train others and lead children & families back to God.”

“Love Ignite! Thanking you for all the great leadership and tools that you have given us, to continue to grow and develop in God’s children’s ministry.  You’re simply the best !!”


Just $65 Full Day Conference

A conference fee includes morning tea AND Lunch
  • Early Bird Registrations close Monday 18th February 2018.
  • A full conference fee after 18th February will be $75
  • Seniors’ Discount* $50 ($60 after 18th February) … *Govt Card & Pension Cards only
Special Offers
FREE Registrations are available for:
  • Junior Leaders currently enrolled in Upper Primary or Secondary School
  • Country Delegates
  • Senior Pastors
  • 5 scholarships for isolated leaders (valued at $500 each)
  • Travel subsidies are available for delegates travelling long distances.
Full details of pricing, subsidies, special offers and scholarships to follow

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Mueller Performing Arts Centre – 75 Morris Rd, Rothwell Brisbane
MPAC is a state of the art performing arts venue built in 2007 and located in the grounds of Mueller College on the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula, just 40 minutes north of Brisbane City and under 30 minutes from the Brisbane airport.
Please Note: The auditorium and all elective rooms are fully wheelchair accessible. 


Private Transport
There is plenty of free parking in the grounds of Mueller College.
If you are driving from the Bruce Highway, take Exit 133 (Anzac Ave) and head east towards Redcliffe along Anzac Rd, through the Deception Bay Rd roundabout, and turn left onto Wattle Rd, then right onto Morris Rd.
If you are heading north from Brisbane along the Gateway Motorway, take the Deagon Deviation across the Houghton Highway Bridge, then continue along Elizabeth Ave which becomes Snook St, then left at Anzac Ave, and right onto Wattle Rd, then right onto Morris Rd.
Public Transport
For bus times and costs, please use the Journey Planner on the TransLink website.  Type in ‘Mueller College’ as your destination landmark.


If you require accommodation, there are a number of local options within a short driving distance from the venue, including B&B’s, hotels and caravan parks.


Christians working together under the banner of the Queensland Children’s Ministry Network have shaped this event since its inception in 2005.  With delegates coming from more than 20 different denominations and from across this state, IGNITE is one expression of Kingdom partnering in action.

Collaborating across denominations, and now in partnership with SU Qld, IGNITE continues to bring you the best trainers in their field.  Mark your diaries now and plan to bring your team.  Enjoy the buzz as you share this day with fellow workers from across the state.


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2018 Electives

A table of electives … an overview in table form

2018 Electives

Descriptions of electives and presenters

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Summit Postcard

Leaders-of-leaders are invited to their own retreat

Our Sponsors

We thank our sponsors for our 2018 Conference

IGNITE would not be possible without the partnership we have with our valued sponsors, many of whom have supported IGNITE for many years. For this we are extremely grateful so please click on their logo to find our more about them.









Our Exhibitors

We thank our many exhibitors for coming to support and serve our Conference

They come with resources to share, expertise to impart and a friendly smile. Please be sure to check them out.


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