"...And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2 ESV

Should a pastor spend time preparing for the Sunday morning message?


This sounds like a ridiculous question doesn’t it? How could anyone possibly think that given the high and holy responsibility to stand in a pulpit and proclaim the Word of God, it would be acceptable to not prepare. Sadly, while this is unthinkable for those who minister in the worship service it has become commonplace among our workers who we entrust to minister to the boys and girls.
Our purpose
The mission of Child Evangelism Fellowship is to evangelize and disciple boys and girls with the gospel and establish them in the local church. Since 1937 we have sought to do this all over the world using two primary methods. The first is direct contact ministry where we minister face to face with the children. The second is through the training and preparation of children’s workers.
Our service to the church
We accomplish our purpose by coming along side the local church and partnering with them to reach the children by preparing their children’s workers to effectively minister to the boys and girls that God has entrusted to them inaddition to training all CEF workers. We offer a number of different training options to include seminars specifically designed for your church,  workshops, and even college level/college credit training courses. Below is a partial listing of some of what we offer, please contact us for more information. 

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An executive with a Christian curriculum publishing company says that recent research reveals that as many as 80% of Sunday school teachers prepare their lessons after 10:00 on Saturday night.

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TEACHING CHILDREN EFFECTIVELY® COURSES

An innovative 30 hour - course designed to equip the local church members with a fresh approach to evangelizing and teaching today's child.  Based on spiritual and educational principles, the course provides practical methods and procedures to lead children to Christ and immediately begin a ministry where they live. This is a college accredited course.

 


TEACHER TRAINING CLASSES FOR GOOD NEWS CLUB® TEACHERS

Ongoing, practical training for those who are involved in teaching Good News Clubs.  Local directors meet on a regular basis with Good News Club teachers for inspiration and encouragement along with curriculum helps.

 

INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING

CEF offers a vatiety of training courses to meet the needs of a local church or individual teachers. Below is a partial listing of some of the classes we offer. Please contact us for more information.

Evangelism
The Final Authority (Why Evangelize Children?)
1, 2, 3, Jesus Loves Me (Helping Children Understand the Message of Salvation)
Guiding the Child to the Savior (Counseling the Unsaved Child for Salvation)
Inside—Outside (Ministering to Children Through the Local Church)
Child Study
From a Child’s Perspective (Understanding Children)
Discover Your Child’s World (Age-group Characteristics)
I'm Not Too Little! (Taking the Preschool Challenge)
Teaching God's Word
Teachers That Touch Lives (A Look at the Teacher)
Confidential—For Your Heart Only (Preparing Your Heart to Teach)
Life-changing Evangelistic Bible Lessons (Bible Lesson Preparation and Presentation)
Life-changing Growth Bible Lessons (Bible Lesson Preparation and Presentation)
Drawing in the Net (The Salvation Invitation)
Class Hour
Foundations for Life (Bible Verses—More than Memorizing)
I Will Sing a New Song (Singing—Music with a Message)
Around the Corner—Around the World (Missions—Bringing the World to Your Class)
Review Can Be Exciting! (Enhancing Learning in a Fun Way)
Managing Your Classroom (Dynamics of Discipline)
Visualize or Fossilize (Using Visual Aids Effectively)
Discipleship
Basic Steps to Maturity (Teaching New Christians)
Gourmet Food for the Soul (Growing Through God’s Word)
Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving (Learning to Pray)
A Living Sacrifice (Consecration—My Life Set Apart for God)
One Step at a Time (Victory Through Christ)
Speak Up—Speak Out (Training Children to Share Their Faith)
Where He Leads Me I Will Follow (How God Guides Children)
Developing Knowledgeable Children (Teaching Doctrine to Children)

 

ONLINE TRAINING

Child Evangelism Fellowship offers may courses online through the Children's Ministry Institute that will also equip you in yr work with boys and girls. Please go to https://online.cefcmi.com/ for more detials.

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The training ministries are funded through people like you who see the great need to reach the children and partner with us by giving a tax-deductable donation. Will you give that more children may be reached? Please send a check to CEF PO Box 1459 Madison, MS 39130 or give securly online by clicking the button. Thank you for giving to the Lord to help reach the children.