Call for Shepherd’s Cup Nominees

To honor children’s workers who have served with excellence in children’s ministry, a Shepherd’s Cup Award is presented annually by the Church of God Youth and Discipleship Department. The next awards will be presented at the 25th annual FOCUS Kidmin Conference, convening in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 28-March 2, 2019.

Through the years, the award has been presented to an elite group of deserving children’s ministry leaders and children’s ministry advocates in the Church of God.

“Children’s ministry in the Church of God is stronger than ever!” stated Children’s Ministries Coordinator Tony Lane. “From Nickelodeon-style environments to varying models of Sunday school, churches understand the necessity of reaching and teaching children the fundamentals of our Pentecostal faith.”

The Shepherd’s Cup recognizes individuals who have been involved in ministry to children for at least 10 years and have made this area of ministry a priority and lifetime commitment and whose ministry has set high standards for others to follow. The nominee must be presently ministering to children within the Church of God and the application must be endorsed by his/her Senior Pastor. The nomination may also be made or endorsed by a State Youth and Discipleship Director. The nominee should be planning to attend the FOCUS, where the award will be presented. The nomination form can be requested from your State Youth and Discipleship Director or by calling 423.478.7229. It is also available on the website. Nominations must be received in the Youth and Discipleship Department by January 30, 2019.

For information on any of these opportunities or to request a brochure about the FOCUS Conference or the Kidfest weekend experiences, contact Tony Lane in the Church of God Department of Youth and Discipleship, at 423-478-7229 or visit

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