It makes a huge impact to learn from pastors in other churches. That is what I am doing with this board (The Network Forum) ...learning from other folks in different churches. I have learned more on this board than I have probably learned in my 15 years of directing children's ministry.
Yes, we have a group going from Virginia, if you have never been to Church on the Move, you have to go!. Pastor Willie George has been a awesome leader in the area of children's ministry for years and I give him all the credit and praise for the success of our ministry of more than 25 years. We have seen thousands to children come to know the Lord because in 1986 we went to a Gospel Bill conference in Charleston, WV and our ministry vision was born. If you need a vision of what children's ministry can be or if you just need to rekindle your vision then go to this Seeds Conference you will be blown away and your heart will be on fire when you leave.