Resources for Children's Ministry
CEF offers a variety of ways to use your gifts and talents to serve the Lord! All volunteers who will have any contact with children are required to comply with CEF's Child Protection Policy.
Find the audio and video child protection presentations here.
New Volunteers: New volunteers will need to complete our online volunteer application. Instructions are available here.
Returning Volunteers: All volunteers must complete the CEF Worker's Compliance Agreement annually.
Five Year Rescreening: If you're due for a background check, please complete the screening authorization form.
Materials for Use with Children
CEF Press® offers a wide selection of visualized Bible lessons, missionary stories, songs, witnessing tools, tracts and follow-up materials. These items may be ordered directly from CEF Press or from the local office. The local office offers discounts for materials used in Good News Club.
Resources for Children
CEF provides great content for children. Good News Club TV, books, tracts, devotionals and other resources are all available, including our U-Nite Kids YouTube Channel and Good News Radio podcasts. You'll also find resources for home school families.
Demonstrations of CEF Bible lessons and memory verse teaching are available free online. Both new and seasoned teachers will benefit from these demonstrations. Seasoned teachers will be able to gain new ideas to refresh their teaching while new teachers will be able to see how to use the Bible and visuals most effectively as they teach. Everyone will benefit from viewing the effective storytelling and interaction techniques that can be used to engage kids throughout the teaching time.
Demonstrations of the Bible lessons and memory verses are provided to help you as you seek to reach children and prepare to teach. These demonstrations have been created for you as a study tool. Keep in mind that they are not designed to substitute for a live demonstration, a lesson in an actual club or another teaching time with children. As you watch these demonstrations to help you prepare to teach, you will see the elements that should be included in your lesson as well as interactive ideas to help keep the children engaged.
You'll find these demonstrations, as well as many valuable seminars and courses at CMI Online. They've recently introduced a new website.
Upcoming local workshops and seminars: See upcoming events
Partial List of Seminar Topics. Download a list of seminar topics that CEF trainers could present for your teachers.
Teaching Children Effectively (TCE) Level 1 is designed to offer a fresh approach to evangelizing and teaching children. Based on spiritual and educational principles, the course provides the methods and procedures to lead children to Christ and immediately equips the believer to begin and sustain a ministry where he lives. Student practicums are a vital part of the instructional procedure which makes TCE a refreshing way to train Christians in child evangelism. This course is offered locally as an extension of CEF's Children's Ministries Institute in Warrenton, MO. Contact the office for information on when the next session will be offered.
Teaching Children Effectively (TCE) Level 2 is designed to provide biblical principles and practical methods for guiding saved children in progressive spiritual growth. TCE level 2 is based on the premise that effective teaching of God’s Word produces change. Student practicums and real-world ministry assignments are required. (TCE Level 1 is a pre-requisite). This course is offered locally as an extension of CEF's Children's Ministries Institute in Warrenton, MO. Contact the office for information on when the next session will be offered.
Children's Ministries Institute®. CMI® offers one of the most innovative, practical training programs available for leaders in children's ministry. The 12-week diploma program can be taken on one- or two-week modules. Students receive training in direct ministries to children, teacher training, and ministry organization and leadership. Academic credit is available through various colleges and CEUs through ACSI.
CMI Online. Designed to meet the busy lifestyles of those who minister to children, these seminars and courses provide biblical, practical instruction on a variety of topics.
Good News Club QuickStart Training. CEF will help equip you to teach Good News Club® through a series of quick training sessions designed with you in mind. The sessions are tailored to the needs of new Good News Club teachers or those who want further training. Each session gives you what you need to know in order to successfully teach children in your club. The three main parts of Good News Club are covered (Bible lesson, Memory Verse, and Wonder Time) as well as other club components and how to pull it all together into a weekly club your kids will love. Contact us to learn more.