JANUARY 25-28, 2018
“I’m Learning God”
“Whoever abides in the teaching, has both the Father and the Son.” John 1:9

Special Classes for Pastors and Children Ministries Workers!


Thursday, January 25, 2018

8:00 AM Registration Opens in the Convention Center

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

8:15-8:45 Morning Devotions with Chris Burton & David Sneed

9:00-4:00 Thursday Intensives: Additional Fee

Track #1 Face Painting from Start to Finish and Introductory to Airbrush Tattoos with Hope Holmes and Kandi Saylor-Lundeen


The face painting world is vast and endless. This class will move in the direction YOU want to take it. If more focus is needed on basic strokes and tools of the trade OR if you are past that and willing to take on a challenge, this class will meet you at your level. You can ALWAYS learn something new, but best of all you can take home friendships, networking, and knowledge that you need to continue growing in this business long after the convention is over.

The Art of Airbrushing, an introduction to the fun and fast pace world…

Join us for an introduction to the art of airbrushing. In this course we will introduce you to the different types of equipment available. We look at the difference between face and body art / tattoos and the products available. You will have an opportunity to get a feel for the equipment, through a hands-on approach, and learn your basic Do’s and Don’ts to this fun and fast paced business. No equipment or product needed for this introductory course.

Track #2 Super Balloon Workshop: Norm Barnhart & DJ Ehlert


The Universe of Balloons and the possibilities are infinite!!! Come expecting to add to your balloon repertoire and have a blast learning from one of the funniest entertainers in the industry. Norm has been a full-time entertainer for over 29 years appearing in all 50 states and 5 countries.

This class will be a hands-on class bring your balloons and your pumps.

Track #3 You’ve Been Framed: Mary Heroux

This class is EVERYTHING you need to know about making Balloon Photo Op Frames! This Balloon Décor class is different than you’ve taken in the past. You will assemble and build several different balloon frames from the ground up. You will learn (hands on) how to work with the materials needed to build the frame BEFORE ever adding balloons. This will be one of the most thorough classes you will ever take on Balloon Photo Frames.

12:00-1:00 Lunch on Your Own with a Friend

4:00-7:00 Tator Town Vendors Open

8:00-9:30 Music: David Sneed & Open Mic: Perform Your Favorite Gospel Skit

Friday, January 26th

8:00 AM Registration Opens in the Convention Center

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

8:15-8:45 Morning Devotions with Norm Barnhart & David Sneed

9:00-6:00 Tator Town Vendors Open

9:00-4:00 Friday Intensives: Additional Fee

Track #1. Clown Theatrics & Performance Critique with Hope & Colleen


This class will have you entering, exiting, and everything in between to open up the world of clowning to a whole new level of possibilities. Come expecting to be challenged. This class WILL result in a group participated skit and will perform one evening of the conference.

Track #2. Hospital & Nursing Home Clowning with Field Trip

Barb Field

“Dr.” Merry Heart’s workshop will help you to develop a caring clown ministry in a hospital and/or nursing home. We will begin with discussing why laughter is good medicine. Then we’ll talk about what to do and how to do it safely for yourself and the patient. You will also learn some fun bits and shtick, how to use props effectively, and how to get a caring clown program started. This workshop will take a brief trip to a nearby nursing home to put some of what we’ve learned into practice. Remember … “a merry heart doth good like a medicine”.

Track #3. Balloon Décor with Karen Williamson CBA & Chris CBA


9:00-10:30 Boot Camp for Beginning Balloon Decor – The basics for understanding how to create and make money on basic decor items.

10:30-12:00 Setting the Stage – Stage Decor – This will be a hands-on learning experience creating a fun-filled Stage for the party to come!

12:00-1:00 Lunch on Your Own

1:00-2:30 Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart! – Entrance Decor – Another hands-on class building an entrance all party goers will love.

3:00-4:00 Picture Perfect – A hands-on opportunity to build a balloon wall that will provide a great place for pictures during your event.

12:00-1:00 Lunch on Your Own with a Friend

4:30-5:30 Show Me Clowns Convention Seminars Begin

Magical Fun for Everyone – Norm Barnhart 
Awesome School Shows – Desi Payne 

5:45-6:00 Mandatory Staff Meeting

7:00-8:00 Music: David Sneed, Evening Show Starring Desi Payne in “Let’s Get Dizzy! With MC Norm Barnhart

8:15-8:45 Show Me Scholarship Auction

8:45-9:00 Fellowship for First Timers

9:00-10:00 PAJAMA JAM for face painting & balloons (bring a snack to share) Ballroom

Saturday, January 27th

8:00 AM Registration Opens in the Convention Center

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

8:15-8:45 Morning Devotions with Colleen Fouts & David Sneed

9:00-5:30 Tator Town Vendors Open & Jr. Joeys Meet 

9:00-10:15 Seminars (See Jr. Joey Schedule).

Science Class – Len Fort 
What’s in a Clowns Pocket? – David Sneed 
Scripture Tricks – Norm Barnhart Ballroom


Social Media for Dummies & Website Mngmt – Hope Holmes & DJ 
My Puppet, My Friend (this class will perform) – Colleen Fouts 
Balloon Sculptures 101 – Norm Barnhart 

12:00-1:00 Lunch on Your Own with a Friend

12:00-2:00 10. Makeup Clinic for All Ballrooms

2:00-2:30 Group Photo (You do not have to be in costume)

2:30 Depart for Field Trip to the Mall (limited to 20: sign up with registration)

3:15-4:15 Seminars

Object Lessons from a Grocery Store – Desi Payne Ballroom
11. Henna 101 – Hope Holmes 
Super Simple Gospel Skits w/balloons – Linda Spencer 
4:30-5:30 Seminars

What’s Next…Thinking on your Feet – Chris Burton 
Just Mime It! – Barb Fields 
Merry Hart Hospital Ministry – Desi Payne 

6:30-9:30 Music: David Sneed

Banquet/Performance with the Jr. Joeys.

The Amazing “Normando” with MC Christopher Markovich

9:30-10:30 PAJAMA JAM (bring a snack to share) & Last Chance to Shop 

Sunday, January 28th

7:00-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-9:00 Morning Devotions with David Sneed

9:15-10:30 Seminars

You Ought to be in Pictures – Barb Fields 
Simple Gospel Illusions to use on Mission Trips – Bob Gardner 
Ministering for & With People with Disabilities – Chris Markovich 

10:45-11:30 Closing Worship with Staff, Commissioning & Band

There is no video or audio recording without permission from the presenter.

Please Note: Events can sometimes change at the last minute and that causes the schedule to be altered. In the event that something does change we will make every effort to inform you. Thanks!

See you next year January 2019

Saturday, January 27th:

Junior Joey Program

Cynthia & Kandi

Dogwood Room

Saturday / January 28th

9:00 – 12:00 -Costume Parade

-Facial Expressions to Create Fun & Laughter

-Intro to Juggling

-Magical Fun – Pocket Magic to Stage Illusions

-Physical Comedy Actions to Create Laughter

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch with your adult sponsors

1:30 – 5:30 -Bible Story-Telling in Clown


-Stage Presence

-Skits & Rehearsal for the Banquet Show

2:00-2:30 -Break for Group Photo (students may already be in makeup or apply

during afternoon class)

5:30 Dismiss for the day / meet up with adult sponsors

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