CEF/CMI Training


The Children’s Ministries Institute® (CMI®) 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, if you desire to train others in this ministry or if you are seeking career opportunities in this field, CMI is just what you are looking for.

Courses are offered related to the following areas:

Children’s Ministries
Gain insights for understanding, evangelizing and discipling children through a variety of methods and programs.

Teacher Training
Pass on your training and passion for children by systematically discipling and equipping teachers to minister effectively to children.

Leadership Development
Called to ministry? Cultivate the qualities necessary to administrate a children’s ministry and to give godly leadership.


One of the unique features of the Children’s Ministries Institute’s residential program is the structure of its curriculum. CMI operates a 12 week modular program consisting of one and two week courses. Each module stands alone; however, some modules have prerequisites for entrance.

Among the benefits of this structure is that it enables many people to attend CMI for short term study and thereby complete their training in a convenient manner over a period of time. However, students are encouraged to enroll in the full 12 week diploma program, when possible.

Numerous accredited colleges offer credit for this training. As well, Children’s Ministries Institute is a recognized provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Association of Christian Schools International.


The Children’s Ministries Institute is excited to offer online training. Designed to meet the busy lifestyles of those who minister to children, these demonstrations, seminars and courses provide biblical, practical instruction on a variety of topics. Each seminar and/or course can be taken independently or students can enroll in a certificate program.

Not sure if online learning is right for you?  Try it FREE:

  • Training Seminars for Individuals and Groups
  • Bible Lesson, Missionary Story, Memory Verse and Song Demonstrations
  • Romans Road for Children Course (3 weeks)

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