Children’s Ministry Courses and Fees
1. Children's Ministry Foundations (2 hours)
A Children's ministry with clear purpose and strategy. Great teamwork under effective leadership - this is what we all want! This training starts with the foundational principles and helps participants plan ways to improve and develop their ministry to children. A range of practical tips and skills are also discussed. This module is a great starting point for any team looking to improve their Sunday school, kids club, playgroup or any ministry involving children.
2. Fostering healthy group dynamics (2 hours)
Group dynamics are a vital factor in any children's ministry - either for good or for bad. In Fostering Healthy Group Dynamics you will consider how the teacher, the environment & the children contribute to the dynamics of your group, and explore ways to manage each of these effectively.
3. Leading multi-age groups (2 hours)
There are many times when children's ministry leaders are teaching groups of children with a range of ages. This training will consider some foundational principles for leading multi-age groups, as well as some practical ways that leaders can manage and cater for each individual child, no matter what their age!
4. Understanding how children learn (2 hours)
What are children like and what things contribute to the way they learn? In Understanding How Children Learn you will learn about key developmental features of children at different ages (from ages 2 - 12), what things influence them and what leaders can do to help children learn.
5. Helping children own and share their faith (2 hours)
Faith like a child. What does this faith look like? How is it expressed? How can children be equipped to share this faith with others? Helping Children Own and Share Their Faith gives you insight into child faith development and how you can help nurture the child in understanding, expressing and living their faith in the context of family, church and community.
6. Reading the Bible and praying with children (2 hours)
Participants will consider the place of the Bible and Prayer in their ministry to children and develop strategies for reading the Bible and praying with children in developmentally appropriate ways. Participants will also consider practical tips for helping children to read the Bible confidently for themselves.
7. Preparing a Sunday School Lesson (2 hours)
What are the ingredients that make for a great Sunday School Lesson? Learn how to structure a Sunday School Lesson in a way that is Bible centred, engaging, fun and developmentally appropriate.
8. Preparing and delivering a children's talk (2 hours)
Learn how to write and package a children's talk from the Bible in a way that connects with children and helps them engage with and understand God and His Word.
9. Storytelling the Bible (2 hours)
Explore ways to captivate and engage children through the art of storytelling the Bible. Learn and practice various storytelling techniques that make the Bible stories come alive.
10. Asking good questions (2 hours)
Discover why asking good questions in children’s ministry can lead to deeper engagement with God’s Word. In this training, participants will explore what makes a question good, how to design good questions, how to create space for children to think more deeply, and creative ways to use questions to engage children in God’s Word.
11. Answering questions (2 hours)
Kids say the darndest things. They are certainly good at asking curly questions. Answering Questions equips you to know how to deal with children's tough questions and how to continue guiding and forming their faith through their engagement with God's Word and his world.
12. Music and Memory Verses (2 hours)
Using music and memory verses in your children's ministry can create a great opportunity for children to explore and engage with God and His Word. Participants will consider different ways to use music and memory verses in their ministry to children.
13. Ministry to children and families with additional needs (2 hours)
Participants will develop a theological and theoretical framework for thinking about students with special needs; develop an understanding of the relational and medical needs of students with special needs and their families; and be equipped with practical tips for how to create inclusive youth and children’s ministries.
14. Partnering with parents (2 hours)
The Bible affirms that parents are the primary spiritual caregivers of their children. Partnering with Parents will help you discover the role of church and children's ministry in the faith development of children and their families and equip you with creative ideas to help you effectively minister to the families both inside and outside your church.
15. Playgroup Ministry (2 hours)
Beginning with Biblical foundations, explore the core goals and structures of an effective playgroup, as well as discussing the common challenges. Helpful for anyone setting up a new playgroup or rejuvenating an established one.
16. Kids Clubs (2 hours)
Kids Clubs are often an entry point into church and an important ministry that feeds into a thriving youth program. This training explores the theological issues that underpin the practical choices we make in running kids clubs and equips participants to move forward with clarity as well learning various practical strategies for effective engagement with kids and families.
- 0 – 2 hours: $180
- 2 – 4 hours: $240
- Training Plus: $360
- Speaking on request: $140
Contact your regional advisor to book training or to discuss further.