By Chris Conrades

The Giant Cow is coming to Indianapolis! While this might sound like the beginning of a great fiction story, this is actually an exciting reality. Each year the SBC Annual Meeting invites pastors and church leaders from across the country to gather in worship, fellowship, and in making important decisions for our churches. But did you know there is another group that gathers at the same time just outside of the main meeting hall to also worship, fellowship, and learn about the awesomeness of our God? Hundreds of children will be traveling by plane and minivan to our city this summer and Giant Cow Ministries will be here to take care of their needs, provide a safe place to play and worship, and allow parents to focus on the importance of the Annual Meeting. Giant Calf is the preschool childcare program and will provide care for babies through children age 4 years old. Giant Cow will provide activities for children ages 5 though 12. Children will experience Christ-centered drama, music, interactive memorization, kid comedy, life lessons, and much more in the exciting, high-energy “Round-Ups.” They will also get a chance to participate and compete with their team in group games, relay races, obstacle courses, and craft & art projects. Registration for this amazing program will open February 5, 2024! Don’t miss your chance to sign your kids up.

Teens will also have an opportunity to step out of the main meeting with their parents to participate in Youth On Mission. This is an exciting opportunity for teenagers to engage in hands-on mission projects June 11-12, 2024. Lunch and snacks will be provided on both days while students travel to destinations outside of the convention hall to mission project destinations. While they serve, they will be building friendships with other teens from across the country and learning what God is doing throughout our world. Registration for Youth On Mission also opens on February 5th!

To learn more and to register go to