Training Opportunities

"A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops." Henry Adams

Child Evangelism Fellowship® has been providing training for over 70 years for Christians involved in children’s ministry. Our training programs are practical and designed to equip students with the methods and skills necessary to effectively evangelize and disciple today’s children. CEF offers a wide variety of training options on campus, online, regionally, internationally, as well as through seminars and conferences.

Teaching Children Effectively

Teaching Children Effectively® 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 making TCE® a refreshing way to train Christians in child evangelism. Level 2 focuses on training Christians to guide saved children in a systematic process of spiritual growth.

Course Objectives

To provide each student with:

  • Increased knowledge about the spiritual needs of children
  • Effective methods of evangelism
  • Basic skills for organizing and conducting productive children’s Bible classes
  • Practical ideas which make learning enjoyable for boys and girls


All course instructors specialize in children’s ministry and are trained and certified by CEF Inc.

Course Accreditation

TCE® is an extension course of the Children’s Ministries Institute in Warrenton, MO. Credit for this course may be applied toward the complete 12-week diploma program.

Course Subjects

  • Bible Lesson Preparation and Presentation
  • Counseling the Child for Salvation
  • Encouraging the Newly Converted Child
  • How to Lead a Child to Christ
  • Scripture Memorization


  • Teaching Children to Pray
  • Teaching with Music
  • The Child in the New Testament
  • The Importance of Conversion


  • The Importance of Teacher Discipline
  • The Invitation
  • The Neighborhood Outreach
  • Visual Communication in Teaching

PLUS! – Participation in five children’s classes applying the knowledge gained in the course.

Super Seminars Training

Super Seminars include 26 dynamic training sessions for children’s workers. Any number of these subjects can be selected to be taught during a seminar. When you would like to organize a conference or have a seminar in your area or church, please e-mail us with a request. Click here to see a full list of seminars.

Children’s Ministries Institute

This course provides specialized, practical training in children’s ministries not found in Bible colleges or Christian universities. If you have a heart for reaching children for Christ and discipling them, if you desire to train others in this ministry or is you are seeking career opportunities in this field, CMI® is just what you are looking for. The 12-week diploma program can be taken in one and two week modules.

Over 3,800 students have graduated from the Institute at our International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri. Hundreds more have received the specialized training in satellite Institutes which are regularly held in the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Orient.

Click here for more information on how you can attend CMI®