Quality Training for Children’s Workers

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 organization in the world today.

CEF of Greater Washington, DC 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!

See our calendar of events for upcoming trainings.

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 2.5 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.

Children’s Ministry Conference

Don’t miss this local conference!  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! 

Training seminars

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

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

Teaching Children Effectively®


A practical learning experience designed to equip students with basic skills and effective methods to evangelize children and immediately begin a neighborhood or public school outreach ministry. Emphasis is placed on organizing and conducting meaningful classroom activities which can enrich children spiritually. In addition to regular course work, students are required to participate in teaching five children’s classes applying the methods learned in the course.

In addition, three required practicum sessions conducted during the course provide each student with evaluated experience in applying the theory taught.

Classes include:

  • The Child in the New Testament
    • The Importance of Conversion
    • How to Lead a Child to Christ
    • The Importance of the Teacher
    • Bible Lesson Preparation and Presentation
    • Counseling the Child for Salvation
    • Scripture Memorization
    • The Importance of Reaching the Child in the Neighborhood
    • The Good News Club® Program
    • Organizing the Good News Club
    • Managing Your Classroom
    • Teaching Children to Pray
    • Teaching with Music
    • Visual Communication in Teaching
    • Encouraging the Newly-Converted Child



    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 http://www.cefonline.com/freedemos

    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 local training dates.

    Contact your local chapter Headquarters at 202-288-2292 to schedule a training session for your church or Christian School.