Jan. 11 – April 27
8 Virtual Meetings – 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Foundations of Children’s Ministry is designed to help new children’s ministry leaders (two years or less on church staff) gain an understanding of key areas of responsibility of children’s ministry in the local church.
State convention children’s ministry consultant Cheryl Markland will lead a small cohort of children’s ministry leaders through eight required video conference calls. Participants will learn from Cheryl’s 20 years of experience in children’s ministry and from one another through participation in the interactive conference calls. The goal is to equip ministry leaders with a deeper understanding of children’s ministry and to train and prepare volunteers to lead well in their ministry assignment.
Cost & Registration
The cohort is free, but requires attending all eight video meetings and completing reading and other assignments between meetings. (A list of required books is available in the “Downloads” section below.) Those interested must complete an online application. Please note that completion of the application does not guarantee acceptance. Those selected will be notified by email.
Eight live virtual meetings will take place via Zoom from 8-9:30 p.m. on the dates listed below.
Jan. 11 Session 1: Defining Ministry Purpose
Jan. 25 Session 2: Discovering Ministry Vision and Alignment
Feb. 8 Session 3: Leadership Development, Planning for Ministry and Volunteers Recruitment
March 2 Session 4: How Preschoolers and Children Learn
March 15 Session 5: Family Ministry
March 29 Session 6: Safety and Security in Childhood Ministry
April 13 Session 7: Evangelism and Children
April 27 Session 8: Discipline and Classroom Management
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