Children's Ministries Institute®


If you have a heart for reaching children for Christ and discipling them, this course is for you!

This 12-week, diploma program 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, this course is for you! Perhaps you are seeking career opportunities in children's ministries, or want to gain skills in training others in this field. CMI® is just what you are looking for!

The Institute may be taken as a complete unit, or one and two week modules may be taken independently.

Modules offered are as follows:

Children's Ministries

  • Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1 (evangelism)
  • Teaching Little Kids
  • Understanding Today's Child
  • Progressive Methods of Child Evangelism
  • Teaching Children Effectively Level 2 (discipleship)

Teacher Training

  • Dynamics of Teacher Training
  • Instructor of Teachers Level 1*
  • Instructor of Teachers Level 2*

*by invitation only

Leadership Development

  • Distinctives of Child Evangelism Fellowship
  • Ministry Strategy and Development
  • Leadership Essentials

Some individual CMI modules are offered at locations across Canada. The entire Institute is offered twice each year at our International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri. Over 4,000 students have graduated from the complete Institute there. Hundreds more have received specialized training in satellite Institutes held at a number of other locations around the world. It is recommended that Canadian students wishing to complete Institute do so at International Headquarters (see the Children's Ministries Institute website).