Ken Thomas was born in Tifton, GA. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Education in 1994. He graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 1996 and completed his Doctorate of Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004.

Ken's professional experience includes many different areas in the event planning industry with the major portion of experience coming from his years serving with one of the largest Christian camping organizations in the world, Centrifuge camps. He has been involved in Crosspoint and Centri-Kid (Ministries of LifeWay Christian Resources) camps since 1991 in various positions. He has served as a Bible study leader, Camp Pastor, and Camp Director and has served in a full-time capacity since 1997 at LifeWay Christian Resources in the Student Events Department.

Ken now serves as President of Connect Ministries, he teaches seminars at numerous conventions across the country and is a freelance writer for various magazines. He and his wife, Norma, attend church at Prince Avenue Baptist Church. They have three children - Nathan, Anna, and Blake.

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Workshop Session 1: Assimilating New Families Back into the Life of Your Church
Churches are beginning to understand the need to reach outside of their walls in order to connect with their communities. The tricky part is determining what to do once you make contact with a new family.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301B

Workshop Session 2: Equipping Parents to Be Effective Ministers
Every children's minister longs to have great assistant coaches called parents to help build the church together. The relationship between the church and the parent right-sizes when parents become ministers and the church becomes a resource.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301B

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