May 5th 2018


VAULT was born out of a desire to contribute to the equipping and encouraging of children and family ministry workers in the Ottawa and surrounding areas. Initially it began with an idea of gathering and sharing resources and experiences, from the network of churches in the area. Then, valuable resources and experiences from curriculum publishers and guest speakers were added. Together, by opening a shared vault or treasure of information, it was envisaged that a day of workshops could be organized and offered to workers (both adult & youth) that would engage and encourage those who are serving and learning how to reach children and families for Christ!

The vision is that workers would attend VAULT and experience encouragement through praise & worship & sharing; explore a time of equipping to serve in children & family ministries through workshops and resources; and engage in the opportunity to connect and build relationships. In all, it is our prayer that those who attend would be strengthened to serve The Lord in this important calling in ministry to children and families, and gain a greater Kingdom perspective of ministry.


The Ottawa Network of Children & Family Ministries

Meeting regularly since 2002, for the purpose of sharing, encouraging, and prayer, the CFM Network is attended by leaders of children & family ministries from over a dozen different churches with the common aim of strengthening these ministries in the local church.  Over the years, the network has grown with the added purpose of planning VAULT – a day of equipping and encouraging for children’s ministry workers.

If you are helping to lead in the children’s ministries in your church, in a staff or voluntary role, we welcome you to participate in network meetings, please let us know via the contact us page.


We are thankful for all the workshop leaders who are contributing their time and expertise to VAULT 2018. Their unique experience, skills, and passion for reaching children and families for Christ will help make the conference relevant and practical in specific areas of ministry!

Key Note Speaker

  • Welcoming Dale Hudson as Key-Note Speaker VAULT 2018!

    Dale Hudson has been serving in children’s ministry for over 28 years. He has helped build some of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States.  He is president of Building Children’s Ministry, founded by Dale to help churches build thriving, growing children and family ministries. Dale’s passion and calling is to equip, encourage and empower churches to reach and disciple kids and families.

    Dale has a wealth of knowledge and experience in children and family ministries in the local church, and is a much in demand speaker for conferences and training.  He shares with passion and enthusiasm, inspiring leaders to reach their full potential and see their ministries go to the next level. Dale is also a prolific writer.  He is the co-author of seven ministry books and has been published in dozens of magazines.  His blog is read by over 50,000 people each month and his articles are featured at sites like churchleaders.com and ministrytodaymag.com.

    Dale’s greatest joy is his family.  He and his wife, Pamela, have been married for 27 years and have two sons. Dale’s heart is to serve leaders in the local church and help them build a great ministry for God’s glory.



    Dale Hudson


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VAULT 2018 is held at The Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa

Saturday May 5th, 2018

8:30am           Registration, Resource Area Open
9:10am           Main Session – Worship and Dale Hudson speaking
10:00am           Workshop Session 1 (select from options)
11:00am           Group Session with Dale Hudson
12:00pm           Luncheon and Resource Area Open
1:00pm           Workshop Session 2 (select from options)
2:00pm           Closing Session with Creative Arts, Dale Hudson speaking, Prizes, Prayer
3:00pm           Resource Area Open
3:30pm           Conference Closes

*onsite luncheon provided for those who pre-register by April 30th

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Registration opens March 23 
$25 Student price  (ages 12-18 yrs) till April 16 includes lunch
$35 Early Bird Pre-registration by April 16 includes lunch
$45 Registration by April 30 includes lunch
$55 Onsite registration lunch not included.

Please note online registration closes at the end of day Monday April 30. Onsite registration is available on Saturday May 5 at 8:30am. Workshop selections will depend on availability.

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