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SBC registration opens for childcare, children & youth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Registration is now open for families who wish to enroll their children in the preschool childcare, the children’s conference or the youth Centrifuge June 19-22 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

For all information regarding registration, visit www.sbc.net and click on “2005 SBC Annual Meeting, then Children/Students.”


Childcare for infants through age 5 will be available from Sunday afternoon through the Wednesday evening session; no childcare will be available during the Wednesday afternoon break, however. A $10 one-time nonrefundable registration fee is charged for each child. For each session, a $5 per child fee is charged, with a maximum charge of $40 per family for the full four days of childcare. Lunch will be available for the children on Monday and Tuesday for a cost of $5 per lunch. Complete payment is due for all sessions and for lunch, if requested, upon arrival for the first session. Please pay by check. This year the children will be learning from the Vacation Bible School curriculum Beach Blast.

Registration information may be obtained in one of three ways:

— e-mailing [email protected], including the sender’s name and address.

— downloading a set of forms for each child at www.sbc.net.

— writing to SBC Childcare, Bellevue Baptist Church, 7400 Hwy 70S, Nashville, TN 37221.

To assure your child is registered, applications and fees must be submitted promptly. Once the completed forms and registration fee for each child are received, a family ID number will be assigned and a confirmation packet with a family confirmation card, parent handbook, security information and procedures for check-in and check-out will be sent.

The postmark deadline for preschool childcare registration is May 20. Parents desiring to register their children after May 20 may print the required information and bring it to the convention, where they will be registered on-site on a space-available basis.


The SBC children’s conference, meanwhile, will be led by the staff and team from Children’s Conferences International from Indianapolis, who perform skits, object lessons, stories, songs, crafts, games, juggling and music.

The children’s conference will begin Monday morning, June 20. With the theme “Frontiers of Faith,” children will experience a western town, “Lawless Gulch,” where the Ten Commandments have just been posted. Kids ages 6-12 will learn how to share what they have learned with the various characters who show up in town.

To register, visit www.sbc.net or www.childrensconferences.com and click on Nashville.


Also at the convention this year, students in grades seven through 12 are invited to be part of a Centrifuge-style camp sponsored by Fuge Life-Changing Camps. Centrifuge has provided quality camp experiences for SBC churches since 1979. The theme of the SBC Centrifuge, which begins Monday evening, June 20, is “Honor,” focusing on how teens can honor God with their relationships. The Bible study sessions will focus on the life of David, and his relationships with King Saul, Jonathan and Bathsheba. Students will be in groups according to grade, with the breakdown being grades seven through nine and grades 10-12.

Centrifuge registration will be $40 per student, with $12 per day during the two-day “Fast 50” training seminars following the SBC annual meeting.

Registration may be handled online at www.lifeway.com/fuge/youth/sbc.asp, by clicking on “register online,” or by calling 1-877-CAMP123. E-mail inquiries can be sent to [email protected].

“Our vision is to facilitate biblically based conferences for every age group for our children and teens during the annual meeting,” said Jack Wilkerson, convention manager and vice president for business and finance of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee. “We are committed to provide activities for all children so that Southern Baptists will be encouraged to bring their family to the annual meeting in Nashville.”

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