Get ready to reach your community this Christmas season! Participate in an extraordinary program called Christmas Across America - a fun, evangelistic and innovative effort that provides the means to celebrate one of the most amazing events in all of history - the birth of Jesus! Begin making plans by viewing the FREE Christmas Across America seminar available on CMI Online!
2016 National Conference Seminars - Available Now! (FREE)
Introducing Quick Start—Good News Club® Training! - You have asked and we have answered! Come to this workshop to be introduced to Quick Start—Good News Club® training. Quick Start consists of seven sessions for use in training individuals and churches to start a Good News Club. You will see clips from the training and learn how to use it. Come and see how Quick Start can revitalize your Good News Club training ministry! Contact your local CEF chapter for access to the Quick Start training available on CMI Online.
Kid Tested-Kid Approved - Are you looking for fun ways to keep kids interested and help them learn? We went straight to the experts—the children themselves! Using their feedback we developed some new ideas then tried them out with kids in various settings. These ideas have been kid tested and kid approved! Don’t miss this fun-filled workshop with lots of practical ideas that will help children stay engaged and focused on the awesome truth of God’s Word.
Keeping Kids Right Side Up in an Upside-Down World - Children today are encountering a variety of circumstances that can turn their worlds upside down—divorce of parents, abuse, violence, natural disasters and more. In this session we will look at what you can do as a teacher to prepare children for the hard times they might encounter and help the child who is currently going through a difficult situation.
Promoting Ministry through Effective Church Partnership Presentations - In John Luck’s leadership of Good News Across America®, he has presented to hundreds of churches and will share various techniques on how to give presentations to church partners. He will focus on how to start the conversation, how to respond to what a pastor tells you during the conversation, and how to tailor the message to the one with whom you are meeting. He will also provide tips and handouts to help you produce materials for your own presentations.
Thinking about taking an online course but not sure what it is like?
Registration for Progressive Methods of Child Evangelism, Teaching Children Effectively-Level 1, Understanding Today's Child and Leadership Essentials require application and acceptance to the Children's Ministries Institute. The approval process takes 3-4 weeks from the time the application is submitted and must be completed before students can register for these courses.
A 20% discount on online course tuitions is available to returning Online students, full-time CEF employees, CYIA graduates who are seriously considering full-time ministry with CEF and CEF Volunteers. This discount is available for a limited time and applies to courses beginning in August. Don't miss your opportunity to receive this special offer!
Enrolling in Teaching Children Effectively Level 1, Understanding Today's Child, Leadership Essentials and Progressive Methods of Child Evangelism require application and acceptance to the Children's Ministries Institute as well as a user account at the CMI Online Training site.
Step 1: If you haven't already applied to CMI, Apply Now! Step 2: If you haven't set up a user account, register for one now! Step 3: If you believe you qualify for the discount, contact the Online Registrar at email@example.com for the Discount Application. (Note: If you have successfully completed a CMI Online course, you do not need to complete a discount application. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for the special registration information.) Step 4: Once your application and scholarship application have been approved, watch for an email with special registration information from the CMI Online Registrar.
Registration Open: June 26 - July 25 Be sure to register early as spaces are limited! Contact email@example.com or 1-800-300-4033 ext 1291 for more information!
On campus discounts are also being offered! Visit the CMI website to find out more about on campus discounts!
Romans Road for Children Course
Would you like to learn how to use a simple tool to share the Gospel with children? Would you like to do it in the comfort of your own home yet with a group of other students? Would you like for this training to be BRIEF and FREE? If your answer is "yes", CMI Online has a great opportunity for you!
The Romans Road for Children is a free 3-week demo course designed to train students in how to present the gospel to children in a simplified way using the tool of the Romans Road - a method of presenting the message of salvation that has been successfully used for many years to lead people to Christ.
The Fall Sessions of the Romans Road for Children Course begins October 23, 2016 Registration Open: September 25, 2016 Spaces are limited!
Read what one student says about the Romans Road course:
“Enrolling in Romans Road was two-fold for me: to see if I could maneuver around the site and understand the technical side of doing online training. Secondly, learning how to present the well- designed Romans Road tool on a child’s level. Both expectations were fulfilled as I acquired much valuable information in the teaching that was clearly presented with excellence. The directions were very clear and explanatory. Getting to know the other students through forum discussions and gleaning from their ideas and thoughts was very beneficial, as well.”
Romans Road for Children Dates: October 23-November 12, 2016 Registration: September 25-October 15, 2015 Cost:FREE!
Summer Lesson Demonstrations - Available Now FREE!
View demonstrations of all of this summer's One Way Bible lessons, I Dare missionary stories, songs and the Wordless Book! Guiding Children to the Savior is also available again this year!
NOTE: Day 1 Overview and Lesson Demo (Cain and Abel: One Way to Come to God) are not available. Sorry for the inconvenience!
These demonstrations will help you to:
See how to use the Bible and visuals most effectively!
View effective storytelling and interaction techniques that you can use to engage kids throughout the teaching time!
Learn motions that can be used as you sing the verses!
Gain new ideas to refresh your teaching
See how to guide a child to the Savior using key questions
FREE How to Lead a Child to Christ Training and Demonstration
The Wordless Book training and demonstration video is an invaluable training tool with updated graphics and animation that is sure to keep the viewer engaged. In this 42-minute presentation, all of the basic truths of The Wordless Book are included, as well as a demonstration with a child after each page is taught. Also available is the demonstration video in its entirety. The uses for this video are endless, including fair training, teacher enrichment class, individual training, mission trip preparation and church training. Or, use it to help introduce the ministry of CEF to new contacts. What happens when nobody from CEF is available to conduct training in a rural area? Let the video do the teaching and a person in the area can use the detailed instructions in the facilitator's guide to prepare and lead the practice and discussion. This training is also available on DVD from CEF Press. If you are involved with ministry training in any way, don’t miss out on this fantastic reso
urce! Put this video to work for you to train more people!
Call CEF Press (1-800-748-7710) to order a DVD!
More FREE Seminars!
Brain Research and Learning - Part one of this two-part series discusses the latest in brain research and education, including the effects of fear on the brain (2 Tim. 1:7) and how movement affects learning. Part two discusses the effects of humor and laughter on the brain and how incorporating humor in teaching aids the learning process. Learn how these tips can improve teaching and learning in your class.
Reaching Those with Special Needs - This seminar will share some of the special needs you may encounter and some of the misconceptions concerning them. Practical tips will be included.
High Octane Habits - Go beyond normal and ordinary to teach kids that God's Word is exciting and relevant! The methods and ideas shared in this seminar will help you to make anything you teach more high octane!
Keep Them Coming Back - Are you in need of some fresh ideas and ways to motivate your teachers, inspiring them to expand their vision? Watch to see how you can put some snap, crackle and pop into your teacher training classes.
From Scripture Smart to Heart
Allow God to use you to make learning Bible verses more than mere memorizing. This seminar will provide you with tips on how to teach verses in a way that moves beyond simple head knowledge and speaks to the child’s heart.
How to Study the Bible
How should we approach God's Word? Is it really possible for people without a theology degree to really grasp the meaning of Scripture and apply it in a practical way in our own lives? This three-session seminar will help you understand the importance and process of moving beyond devotional Bible reading to Bible study. You will also learn how to study the Word of God to uncover truth for yourself using the RCA process.