What is the Children’s Ministry Leadership Course?

The Children’s Ministry Leadership Course (CMLC)  provides specialised, practical training in children’s ministries. If you have a heart for reaching children for Christ and discipling them or if you desire to train others in this ministry, CMLC is just what you are looking for.

It is a unique 12-week training course, which can be taken in two parts, that will equip you for a Gospel-centred ministry among children.


CMLC subjects include:

  • The biblical basis of child evangelism
  • Evangelising today’s child
  • Helping the local church reach out to children
  • Child development studies
  • Innovative ministries to reach and teach children
  • Teaching a Bible lesson to children
  • Problems children face in a contemporary world
  • Pioneering, establishing and building a children’s ministry
  • Training others to reach children
  • Working with teens


CMLC is for:

  • Christians interested in the evangelism of children and their growth in grace.
  • Those who feel called to a full-time ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship.
  • Missionaries or missionary candidates interested in the evangelism of children and training teachers for this ministry.
  • Bible School students who wish to supplement their training with an intensive course in child evangelism.


Conditions of Acceptance:

  • Born again and seeking to live a faithful Christian life;
  • In agreement with the CEF Statement of Faith;
  • Good Bible knowledge and some experience in evangelism;
  • Active in children’s ministry;
  • Able to cover the costs of the course.


Here is what a student has said:

“Having been involved in children’s ministry for a few years before attending the Children’s Ministry Leadership Course, I felt as though I already knew lots about ministry with children. However, the CMLC took both my understanding and passion for children’s ministry to a new level. The sessions on teaching a Bible lesson rather than telling Bible stories, and how to do this effectively, were a particular highlight. And I did meet my wife at this course as well!” (Simon)


We are running a CMLC from 22nd September – 14th December 2024 in Seaview Camp and Conference Centre, Kilkeel, Northern Ireland. See the brochure below for more details.

CMLC Ireland 2024