• CMI Online
  • Thinking about taking an online course but not sure what it is like?

    Watch as a recent student explains the process.

  • Special Discount Offer for Spring Courses!

    A 20% discount on online course fees is available to full-time CEF employees, CYIA graduates who are seriously considering full-time ministry with CEF or anyone who has successfully completed a CMI Online course. This discount is available for a limited time and applies to courses beginning in January. 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 qualify for the discount, download and complete the scholarship application form below that applies to you. Email the scholarship application form to onlineregistrar@cefonline.com. (Note: If you have successfully completed a CMI Online course, you do not need to complete a scholarship application. Just email onlineregistrar@cefonline.com 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: Nov 21 - Dec 14
    Be sure to register early as spaces are limited!

    Contact onlineregistrar@cefonline.com or 1-800-300-4033 ext 1291 for more information!

    On campus discounts are also being offered for courses beginning in January!  Visit the CMI website to find out more about on campus discounts!

  • FREE How to Lead a Child to Christ Training and Demonstration - NEW and Updated!
    Available Now!

    A brand new Wordless Book training and demonstration video is now available! This 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 you 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 train more people!

    Call CEF Press (1-800-748-7710) to order a DVD!

  • 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.

  • NEW! Scripture Smart to Heart - Part of the FREE Good News Club Training Series

    Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission.

    Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press®. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.

    As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of Good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

    We are excited to announce that the Good News Club training series is now available for FREE online! You can learn how to organize and teach a successful Good News Club.

    Some sessions are NEW, and some are from the previous DVD series. However, we will be updating all of the sessions in the coming year!

  • Free Seminars - Available Now!

    Keep Them Coming Back - Mr. Overholtzer considered it one of the pillars of Child Evangelism Fellowship - teacher training! Are you in need of some fresh ideas and ways to motivate your teachers, inspiring them to expand their vision? Whether you conduct after-school Good News Clubs, released-time classes or traditional Good News Clubs, watch to see how you can put some snap, crackle and pop into your teacher training classes! (Cost: FREE!)

    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!

    Rally 'Round the 5-Day Club - Churches across the country have begun to see the benefit to partnering with CEF in the 5-Day Club ministry as well as the Good News Club ministry. Learn how to help churches kick-start a Good News Club in their community by hosting 5-Day Clubs in the summer. By using the proven partnership strategies outlined in The Plan, year-round ministry can happen in your community. Also learn how to plan and execute a church rally as a tool to reaching the community.