Speaker: Amy Dolan and Chi Chi Okwu
Topic: Celebrating My Community

– Verify your calling to your community.


– Identify specific needs of community.

  • What is it that the people need in your community.

  • You should always have your “head up” and looking for those needs.

  • Figure out what informs your response to those needs- living conditions, transportation methods, etc.


– Make practical applications to better serve the needs of your community.

  • After you find out the needs, make tweaks and changes to better serve the needs.

  • Tweak activities, communication methods, etc.


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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of ChildrensMinistryBlog.com, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.