Children's Ministries

Children's Ministry is IMPORTANT

Children have worth in the kingdom--they are salt and light TODAY in this world. They have worth TODAY in the kingdom. They are the church of TODAY not just tomorrow. Gateway Conference desires better resource the local church. For the Pastor, the volunteer, the teacher, the director, this resource is for you. Periodically, we will be sending out a newsletter which will guide you to ideas, resources, gatherings, etc. Please share with your people. Together, we can work towards helping kids to discover who they are in Christ! 

Christie Kessinger, Coordinator for Gateway Children's Ministries

FMCUSA Children's Ministries Resources -

Meet Christie Kessinger

Let me introduce myself...

My name is Christie Kessinger and am volunteering as the Children's Ministry Coordinator for the Gateway Conference. I have served as Director of Grade School Ministries at the Greenville FMC since 2005. My formal training is in Education--I graduated from Greenville College with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and SIUE with a Masters. My "master plan" was to return to the public school teaching when my children went to school but the Lord has grabbed my heart and life for formal church ministry! It is my joy to tell children about the Lord's great love for them, teach them that they have worth NOW in the kingdom and remind our church that children matter.