CREW Ministries Inc. presents

Passing the Baton 2023

Reach Out to the Future!

A training day & expo for people involved in ministry to children

Saturday 11 February 2023



Passing the Baton is a single day conference/workshop to equip and encourage children's workers in passing on the baton of faith.

Are you involved in Children’s Ministry?

The day includes addresses by featured speakers, a range of elective sessions and a large expo with heaps of new ideas and high-quality resources for kids ministry.

Enjoy networking and meeting people who are also committed to children’s ministry:

  • Hear quality Speakers with a message for you
  • Learn new skills & strategies in the Electives
  • Be inspired
  • See quality resources in the Expo area with loads of ideas
  • Renew your commitment to children’s ministry
  • Interactive workshops

Registrations are open. Register and pay by 1 February 2023 for earlybird discount!
Registrations close Thursday 9th Feb. ’23

COVID-19: Passing the Baton is encouraging good hygiene by the use of sanitisers, individually wrapped morning tea and lunch and cleaning. A full refund will be given if the conference does not proceed due to Covid-19 restrictions set by the Government.


Saturday 11 February 2023

Riverton Baptist Community Church
38 Modillion Ave N.
Shelley. WA

Map and directions Contact

What to expect


Browse a range of high-quality resources and materials



Meet other people involved in children’s ministries


Elective sessions

Small group hands-on activities and workshops


Useful materials

Download handouts and listen to featured speakers


Featured speakers

Jo Hood - mainly Ministries

The first thing you’ll probably notice about Jo is her accent. Hint: Jo is a supporter of the All Blacks. Having founded the first Mainly Music group in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Jo and her late husband moved to Australia in 2015 to focus on the growth of Mainly Music in Australia. Today, she is the Visionary/CEO of 'mainly Ministries'. This is an organisation that provides solutions to local churches, church plants, and Christian schools who are looking for a sustainable way to work together, to create joy-filled places of belonging where Jesus can be revealed.

Dr Pastor David Goodwin International Director of Kidsreach
David has a passion for children’s and youth ministry. He has been a pastor, trainer, missionary, author and counsellor for more than 50 years. David has a Doctorate in Ministry, Diploma of Counselling, and Certificate 4 in Adult Workplace Training. David has written more than 70 books and manuals, including Kids in Crisis, Child Abuse in the Church, Empowering Children, Strategies to Deal with Bullying, At the Foot of the Cross, Seed of Blood, Parables for Counselling and Creative Techniques for Counselling. David is an ordained pastor with the CRC Churches International.  David and his wife Therese are members of the Wesley International Congregation in Sydney. Together they have six grown-up children.


Passing the Baton is generously supported by the following organisations, each of whom is working hard to raise the profile of children’s ministry. We thank them and our exhibitors for their help and contributions. For more information, see our sponsors page.

Platinum sponsor: Children’s Ministry Network, WA

  • Anglican Children & Youth Ministries
  • Aligned Living
  • Baptist Churches of WA
  • Bible Society Australia
  • Catholic Education WA (Catechist Service)
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship
  • Children in Action Ministries
  • CREW Ministries
  • CRU West
  • Girls’ Brigade
  • OAC Ministries
  • Perth Children’s Ministry Convention
  • Prayer Group for Schools
  • PSSM Mailbox Club
  • Scripture Union WA
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Song & Dance Family Ministries
  • The Salvation Army
  • Uniting Church in Australia
  • YouthCARE

Silver sponsor: YouthCARE


Silver sponsor: MORLING COLLEGE



Silver sponsor: Scripture Union