Aug. 4 – Nov. 17

8 Virtual Meetings  –  8 – 9:30 p.m.

Event Update

We have reached maximum capacity for the Foundations of Children’s Ministry course for this fall. It will be offered again in the spring so please check back for updates.

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.

Aug. 4 Session 1: Defining Ministry Purpose
Aug. 18 Session 2: Discovering Ministry Vision and Alignment
Sept. 1 Session 3: Leadership Development, Planning for Ministry and Volunteers Recruitment
Sept. 15 Session 4: How Preschoolers and Children Learn
Sept. 29 Session 5: Family Ministry 
Oct. 20 Session 6: Safety and Security in Childhood Ministry
Nov. 3 Session 7: Evangelism and Children
Nov. 17 Session 8: Discipline and Classroom Management

Contact us for more information.

Email [email protected] or call (800) 395-5102, ext. 5646

Contact us for more information.

Email [email protected] or call (800) 395-5102, ext. 5646

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