The Ignite Sunday School of The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York welcomes you to our 2nd Annual Parent Conference. This conference will be held virtually on Friday, October 9 at 7:00 pm - 9:00pm and Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. The theme this year is "Reaching the Heart of Our Children" - 2 Timothy 3:15. 


This conference will equip parents and guardians to prepare and lead their children to know and follow God.  Attendees will receive effective tools and strategies to establish, activate and strengthen their child’s foundation of faith.


Conference fee: $20


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OPENING NIGHT: Friday, October 9

7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Rev. Elaine M. Flake

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WORKSHOPS: Saturday, October 10

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Small Frame, Big Faith

Facilitator: Sis. Tanya Velardo

Phases are timeframes with unique opportunities in the lives of our babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids. Leveraging distinctive opportunities now will have a profound impact on their future. This course will help you walk away with practical application for leveraging the specific phase of your child today, for understanding who God is and what an authentic faith of their very own can look like, even at an early age.

Sis. Tanya Velardo's Bio

Middle School 101- Persistence When You And God Seem Unimportant

Facilitator: Sis. Lauren Jordan


Parenting a Middle School student can be challenging! Especially when it feels like you’re speaking different languages and can’t get through to them. You’re not alone! The purpose of this workshop is to equip parents with the insight, strategies, and perspectives necessary to prayerfully raise faith-filled, well- rounded kids.

Sis. Lauren Jordan's Bio

Helping Your Teen Navigate Life’s Challenges

Facilitator: Rev. Edward Jordan


The culture has evolved. The subject of faith has become more complex, along with sex and sexuality, morality, decency, successful career choices, and that's just to name a few. How do youth navigate a world full of ideas and possibilities that are rarely rooted in Godly truth? This workshop will help give strategy to parents on how to engage, walk with and empower their teenagers on their journey of development.

Rev. Edward Jordan's Bio

Building A Foundation Of Faith For All Children

Facilitator: Rev. Sharice Wallace and the Special Strength Ministry


This workshop is for parents of children with special needs/special strengths or different abilities; as well as those with other children to care for. All children are wonderfully made in the image of God and have various levels of functioning, different abilities in communication (verbal and non-verbal), and unique learning styles. Parents will learn strategies and techniques to assist them in building and guiding their child’s faith. Often the focus in the home may be primarily on the child with special needs and the siblings may have unaddressed feelings of anger, isolation, fear, internalized pressure, worry, and resentment. How does a parent continue to address the special needs of their children and incorporate a foundation of faith in God and the Bible into the hearts of their children? How does a parent address the needs of the siblings to ensure that they too are experiencing the love of Christ in the home and that their spiritual and social/emotional needs are also being met? If you would like to know the how, then this workshop is for you.

Special Strength Ministry

Closing Workshop

Family Ministry: Discipling Your Children, Part II

Facilitator: Dr. Kathleen Turner

In an age where both youth and families are presented with a plethora of progressive social and cultural attractions, as well as living with a pandemic that has forced families to be home one with another, the family unit can appear at times to be discombobulated.  The question becomes, how can the church within an urban context, be a nurturing agent to assist in formulating spiritual guidance and unity for the family during times of discomfort and isolation?  This workshop will continue with the premise that was addressed last year, helping families become the discipling agents they were created to be.  While the Sunday School and Church help teach, bridge and equip the family unit to be the discipling agents for their children, they were not created to take the family’s place.  This workshop will continue from last year by including readings and class exercises that help parents begin creating a “Family Ministry Guide,” as suggested by author Timothy Paul Jones.     

Dr. Kathleen Turner's Bio