Quality training for children’s ministry

We believe that the training is critical to having a fruitful and vibrant work among children. In the past four years, CEF workers around the world have trained over one million volunteers to effectively minister to children. This makes CEF the largest children’s ministry organzation in the world today.

CEF of Maryland has a qualified staff of trainers who are graduates of our Children’s Ministries Institute and have years of experience in children’s ministry. Learn from the best!

Good News Club training

Here are some exciting opportunities to learn more 


This three-hour workshop is designed for new Good News Club teams. As a setting for after-school programs, the public school presents unique opportunities and challenges. Team members will learn procedures  from student arrival through dismissal. Team member roles, CEF’s Child Protection Policy, and organizational issues will be discussed.


These three-hour workshops orient Good News Club teaching teams to the curriculum series they will be teaching to the children during a five or six week period. Curriculum workshops are part of our coaching and mentoring program and are offered four times per year, since clubs are held for approximately 24 weeks per school year.


These one-day events train new and existing Good News Club team members and other children’s ministry workers, in how to be effective in their ministry with children. Topics can include Leading a Child to Christ, Counseling a Child for Salvation, Classroom Management, Teaching Review Games, Teaching Scripture Memory,  more!

Children’s Ministry Conference

Don’t miss this state-wide conference which is held in September each year with over 300 participants! You’ll enjoy dynamic general sessions with special speakers and over 20 workshops to equip you for more effective children’s ministry. All children’s ministry workers and leaders should attend. You will be refreshed and inspired to evangelize and disciple the next generation for Christ! This conference also kicks off the Good News Club ministry for the school year.

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Other Training



Short seminars for your church or Christian school can be planned in English and Spanish according to the needs

Teaching Children Effectively®

Two 30-hour extension courses of the Children’s Ministries Institute®. TCE Level 1 trains teachers to conduct Good News Club outreach programs.TCE Level 2 trains teachers to lead children in the systematic process of spiritual growth.

Children’s Ministries Institute

The Children’s Ministries Institute® provides specialized, practical training in children’s ministries not found in Bible colleges or Christian universities. Courses are available on campus or online, some free of charge.

Will you make a difference?

Now is the time to train yourself to impact a child’s life for the better.