Quality Training for Children’s Ministry

Child Evangelism Fellowship is well-known for its quality, practical training program for children’s ministry workers and leaders. We believe that the training is critical to having a fruitful and vibrant work among children. In the past four years, CEF workers around the world have trained over one million volunteers to effectively minister to children. This makes CEF the largest children’s ministry organzation in the world today.

CEF of Maryland has a qualified staff of trainers who are graduates of our Children’s Ministries Institute and have years of experience in children’s ministry. Learn from the best!

Good News Club Training

  • Procedures Workshops

This three-hour workshop is specifically designed for new Good News Club teams. As a setting for after-school programs, the public school presents unique opportunities and challenges. Team members will learn procedures for conducting a Good News Club in the public school venue from student arrival through dismissal, from set-up to clean-up. Team member roles, CEF’s Child Protection Policy, and organizational issues will be discussed.

  • Curriculum Workshops

These three-hour workshops orient Good News Club teaching teams to the curriculum series they will be teaching to the children during a five or six week period. Curriculum workshops are part of our coaching and mentoring program and are offered four times per year, since clubs are held for approximately 24 weeks per school year.

  • Super Saturdays  (All day training events)

These one-day training events train new and existing Good News Club team members, as well as other children’s ministry workers, in how to be effective in their ministry with children. Topics can include Leading a Child to Christ, Counseling a Child for Salvation, Classroom Management, Teaching Review Games, Song Time in the Class Hour, Teaching Scripture Memory, Taking Your Club to the Next Level and more! Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

All Good News Club teams are required to complete these three areas of training.

Children’s Ministry Conference

Don’t miss this state-wide conference which is held in September each year! You’ll enjoy dynamic general sessions with special speakers and over 15 workshops to equip you for more effective children’s ministry.  All children’s ministry workers and leaders should attend. You will be refreshed and inspired to evangelize and disciple the next generation for Christ! This conference also kicks off the Good News Club ministry for the school year.

The next conference will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8a.m. – 4:30p.m. at Arlington Baptist Church. The address is 3030 North Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21244. Mark your calendar, tell your friends and reserve your seat early!

 Training seminars

Short seminars for your church or Christian school can be planned in English and Spanish according to the needs for:

  • Sunday school or children’s church workers
  • Christian school teachers
  • Youth mission trips
  • AWANA workers

Teaching Children Effectively®

Teaching Children Effectively courses are 30-hour extension courses of the Children’s Ministries Institute in Warrenton, MO.  TCE Level 1  trains teachers to lead children to the Lord wherever they are and to conduct a Good News Club outreach program  in their neighborhoods or public school. Children’s ministry workers in local churches are encouraged to attend. TCE Level 2 trains teachers to lead children in the systematic process of spiritual growth. We are training ministry practitioners, so practicums are a vital part of these courses. They are available locally when we have an enrollment of 10 or more students and are available online through CMI. Read more about TCE at www.cefonline.com/tce.

Children’s Ministries Institute

Are you looking for more in-depth training in children’s ministry leadership? If you have a heart for reaching children for Christ and discipling them, if you desire to train others in this ministry or if you are seeking career opportunities in this field, CMI® is just what you need. The Children’s Ministries Institute® provides specialized, practical training in children’s ministries not found in Bible colleges or Christian universities. Courses are available on campus or online. View a full description of courses at http://cefcmi.com/.

CMI offers the following online training for Good News Club teachers free of charge.

  • Bible lesson/Memory verse demos of current cycle curriculum. View them at cefonline.com/freedemos. For Life of Christ 1 demos go to www.cefonline.com/freedemos/lifeofChrist1; For Peter demos go to www.cefonline.com/freedemos/followme.
  • Wordless Book Training    Take the one-hour class to learn how to present the Gospel at www.cefcmi.com/wordlessbook.
  • Good News Club Training  View various topics pertinent to your Good News Club or other children’s ministry at www.cefcmi.com

View our event calendar for training dates.

Contact your local chapter or the State Headquarters to schedule a training session for your church or Christian School.