Registration is NOW OPEN for the Children's Ministries Institute® courses offered on CMI Online this Fall! Courses begin August 11, 2019!
The Master Teacher Certificate (which includes Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1, Teaching Children Effectively Level 2, Understanding Today's Child, and Progressive Methods of Child Evangelism) can now be earned completely online!
Application and acceptance to the Children's Ministries Institute as well as a user account at the CMI Online training site is required in order to register in any of these courses. Follow the four steps listed below NOW so that you will be ready to enroll in a course during the registration period (NOW through July 23, 2019). Step 1: If you haven't already applied to CMI®, Apply Now!(Applicants must be high school graduates eighteen years of age or above.) Step 2: If you haven't set up a user account, create your user account now! Step 3: If you believe you qualify for the online discount, contact CMI Online at email@example.com for the Discount Application or Discount Code. Step 4: Once your CMI application and scholarship application have been approved, watch for an email with special registration information from CMI Online. When these four steps are completed, you are ready for the final step... Contact CMI Online at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-300-4033 ext 1291 for more information! On campus discounts are also being offered! Visit theChildren's Ministries Institute website to find out more about on-campus discounts!
Understanding Personalities and Building Relationships
No two people are exactly alike. Each person is a unique blend of traits that help to define their distinct personality. This seminar will help you to understand the "Four Temperament Model of Human Behavior." Each of the four temperaments is identified by the letters D (Dominant), I (Inspiring), S (Supportive) or C (Cautious). This simple model will help you to recognize personality characteristics in yourself and others so that you can adjust your own responses and better connect with others in a ministry setting, classroom, job, or anywhere you might interact with people.
This seminar series includes video lectures provided by a leading authority on human behavior and relationships. As you view the videos, you will learn from a world-class communicator who shares his keen insights into personalities and relationships.
User registration at this CMI Online site is necessary in order to enroll in this seminar series. It will take only a few minutes to complete this one-time process. You will be asked to create a username and password, provide basic contact information and answer a few simple questions. It's easy! After confirmation via an auto-generated email, you will be able to enroll in the seminar.
The $30.00 enrollment fee for this seminar series will prove to be a wise investment as you apply the concepts that are clearly communicated. Your enrollment gives you unlimited access to the content of this seminar series.
You can earn one CEU (Continuing Education Unit) from the Association of Christian Schools International by enrolling in and completing the activities in this seminar PLUS the "Leadership: Living Out of the Overflow" seminar. If you choose this optional benefit, a $10.00 processing fee will be required.
Leadership: Living Out of the Overflow Seminar Series
You can earn one CEU (Continuing Education Unit) from the Association of Christian Schools International by enrolling in and completing the activities in this seminar PLUS the "Understanding Personalities and Building Relationships" seminar. If you choose this optional benefit, a $10.00 processing fee will be required.
Dr Richard Blackaby is president of Blackaby Ministries International. He has traveled internationally, speaking on the topic of spiritual leadership. Dr. Richard Blackaby addressed leaders attending the State Leadership Conference held at the Child Evangelism Fellowship®International Headquarters October 11-12, 2017, challenging and encouraging through an in-depth study of the life of Elijah. Those messages are now available as a seminar series offered through CMI Online!
Dr. Blackaby shares from his heart in each of the three video messages included in this seminar series. The videos are each about one hour in length. Feel free to view them in totality or in part as often as you would like!
User registration at this CMI Online site is necessary in order to enroll in the Leadership: Living Out of the Overflow seminar series. This one-time process will take only a few minutes and, after confirmation via an auto-generated email, you will be able to enroll in the seminar. You will be asked to create a username and password, provide basic contact information and answer a few simple questions. It's easy! Create your user account now!
The enrollment fee for this seminar series is $30.00. Your enrollment gives you unlimited access to the content of this seminar series.
Attention all Level 1 Instructors of Teachers!
For a limited time, you will have free access to the IOT 1 Update Report that explains the changes that were made to the Level 1 curriculum. Feel free to watch this video (approximately 30 minutes in length) as often as you like between now and December 31, 2019. The video is also available in the Instructor of Teachers Level 1 Refresher Course. The Instructor of Teachers Level 1 Refresher Course is open to credentialed Instructors of Teachers and includes all 28 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1 class sessions in video format, as well as four devotional sessions on the Attributes of God. An enrollment fee of $25.00 allows credentialed Instructors of Teachers unlimited access to the video sessions.
This video will be available to view now through December 31, 2019.
Instructor of Teachers Level 1 Refresher Course
Instructors of Teachers all need refreshment from time to time to keep their teaching current, fresh and lively. If you have been teaching Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1 courses for a while, you know how easy it is to get stagnant; using the same old illustrations, introductions and methods course after course. You might wish you could see someone else teach these classes, just so you could gain a fresh perspective. Wish no longer!
Following revisions to the Teaching Children Effectively Level 1 curriculum, several class sessions were recorded on campus at the Children's Ministries Institute® during the Fall 2018 term. These updated video class sessions are included in the newly designed Instructor of Teachers Level 1 Refresher Course now available on CMI Online.
Whether you are an instructor who has been teaching TCE™ Level 1 courses for years, or a brand new Instructor of Teachers, this Refresher Course will benefit you! For just $25.00, you can have unlimited access to 28 TCE™ Level 1 video class sessions and four devotional sessions that can be used to help you plan and prepare for the TCE Level 1 courses you will teach!
Alphabetical Listing of Song Videos
You now have two ways to access song demonstration videos! You will still find the songs suggested for a particular lesson series within that series under the Demonstrations category, but now you may access song demonstration videos from an alphabetical listing, as well!
Mastering Life Before It's Too Late Seminar Series
In the book Mastering Life Before It's Too Late, Dr. Robert J. Morgan shares ten biblical patterns for pleasantly productive people. These strategies have proven to be effective in Dr. Morgan's own life and ministry. They can also impact your life—at any age or stage.
The pages of the Mastering Life Before It's Too Late book are filled with carefully chosen illustrations, anecdotes and scriptural references. You will want to have your own personal copy of the book that can be perused with pen in hand—marking particular points and portions of the text that speak to your heart. As you apply these simple but profound principles, you will learn to master life the Master's way!
The $30.00 enrollment fee will give you full and unlimited access to the content of this ten-session seminar series. The Mastering Life Before It's Too Late book is purchased separately.
User registration at this CMI Online site is necessary in order to enroll in the Mastering Life Before It's Too Late seminar series. This one-time process will take only a few minutes and, after confirmation via an auto-generated email, you will be able to enroll in the seminar. You will be asked to create a username and password, provide basic contact information and answer a few simple questions. It's easy! Create your user account now!
If you already have a CMI Online user account, you may skip this step and go directly to the enrollment link below. You will be directed to the CMI Online enrollment page.
Be a Better Presenter
In this 80-minute seminar recorded on site at the Children's Ministries Institute® in Warrenton, Missouri, Brent Hautle shares invaluable helps and practical tips on creating PowerPoint® presentations that are sure to engage your audience and effectively communicate your message. This seminar is a MUST for those who want to create PowerPoint slides that breathe life into their presentations. The $20.00 seminar fee is a small investment that will lead to big benefits as the presentation principles shared in this seminar are applied.
User registration at this CMI Online site is necessary in order to enroll in the Be a Better Presenter seminar. This one-time process will take only a few minutes and after confirmation via an auto-generated email, you will be able to enroll the seminar. You will be asked to create a username and password, provide basic contact information and answer a few simple questions. It's easy! Create your user account now!
If you already have a CMI Online user account, you may skip this step and go directly to the enrollment link below.
(You will be directed to the CMI Online Course Payment Form)
Good News Club Quick Start Training Series
In this training series, you can learn how to teach a successful Good News Club®. The three main parts of Good News Club are covered (Bible lesson, Memory Verse and Wonder Time) as well as other club components and how to pull it all together into a weekly club your kids will love. (Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in which trained teachers meet with groups of children each week to teach an exciting Bible lesson. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.)
FREE How to Lead a Child to Christ Training and Demonstrations in both English and Spanish!
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 resource! Put this video to work for you to equip more people to clearly and simply share the Gospel!
Call CEF Press (1-800-748-7710) to order a DVD!
El entrenamiento del Libro Sin Palabras es un tutorial de 46 minutos. Está diseñado con el fin de proveerle la herramienta necesaria para presentar, de manera eficaz, el mensaje de salvación a los niños. La demostración incluye a un niño donde, paso por pasa, se le presenta el mensaje de salvación con cada página del Libro Sin Palabras. Esto le ayudará a usted claramente familiarizarse con las verdades del mensaje de salvación y como presentarlas. Este entrenamiento también está disponible en DVD para usar de varias maneras tales como en los talleres en su iglesia, entrenamiento individual, preparación para un viaje misionero o para evangelizar en eventos tales como en las ferias, y para presentar el ministerio de APEN. También se puede usar el DVD en lugares rurales o en un área donde no hay un obrero de APEN que pueda ir. Puede conseguir este disco en CEF Press®. ¡Cualquier manera que esté involucrado en el ministerio aproveche usar este recurso fantástico! Al terminar el tutorial, estará listo para presentar el mensaje de salvación cuando Dios le dé la oportunidad. ¡Use éste video para equipar a más personas para presentar el Evangelio a los niños de una manera clara y simple!
Para ordenar un DVD comuníquese con CEF Press al 1-800-748-7710
Biblical Basis of the Culture of Child Evangelism Fellowship
What distinguishes our ministry from others? What guides each decision? What is the balance between being what God wants us to be and doing what He has called us to do? Listen as the president of Child Evangelism Fellowship®, Reese Kauffman, shares his heart and presents the biblical basis of our ministry’s six culture points.
How to Study the Bible (FREE 3-Session Seminar)
How should we approach God's Word? Is it really possible for people without a theology degree to grasp the meaning of Scripture and apply it in practical ways in their own lives? This three-session seminar will help you understand the importance and process of moving beyond devotional Bible reading to in-depth Bible study. You will learn how to study the Word of God using the RCA process.
From Scripture Smart to Heart (Training on how to teach a Memory Verse)
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 will move beyond simple head knowledge and speak to the child’s heart.
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.
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.
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