CREW Ministries Inc. presents

Passing the Baton 2022

Refresh & Renew!

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

Saturday 12 February 2022



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

What a great day we had!

(If you attended, you can still access GoRegister to re-open your existing registration in case you still have to pay or wish to access your details)
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

Register and pay by 1 February 2022 for earlybird discount!
Registrations close Thursday 10th Feb.

COVID-19: Passing the Baton is encouraging good hygiene by the use of sanitisers, individually wrapped morning tea and lunch and cleaning. At this point of time (25/1/22) were are not required to check people’s vaccination status, but the wearing of a mask plus the use of the COVID SafeWA app is required on arrival. Please assist us by participating in this. A full refund will be given if the conference does not proceed due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Saturday 12 February 2022

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

Natalie Leitão
Dr Natalie Leitão is the Academic Principal at Sheridan Institute of Higher Education. With extensive experience from the Early Years through to the tertiary level, Natalie has been closely engaged with the broader education community throughout her career. She has published several articles, presented at education conferences, and delivered professional learning in public and independent schools. She has served on school parent committees and undertaken various children's ministry roles at her church. Natalie was a Director of Swan Christian Education Association 2013–2016 and is currently Chair of Carmel Adventist College School Council. She has been married to Rico for just over 30 years and they are parents to their daughter Jessica, son-in-law Andrew, and son Jay. Natalie is passionate about sharing the gospel and nurturing authentic relationships.
Ivan Mills
Ivan Mills is the Director of Christ For All Children (CFAC) – a non-denominational, non-profit, missionary organisation, which serves the Body of Christ. Ivan has been a full-time Children’s Minister since 1984. His passion is to reach the lost. Having ministered to children and trained workers in many nations, he knows that the harvest is truly ripe. Until 1995, most of CFAC’s effort was spent ministering directly to children, especially in Western Australia. While this is still happening, the emphasis has changed to that of training Children’s Ministers and most of the work is outside of Australia. Ivan has ministered to children and trained leaders in many nations throughout the world.


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

Bronze sponsor: MORLING COLLEGE