iMPACT! for Children’s Ministers is available to all of our churches and related ministries. We believe that children’s ministers make an eternal impact on the lives of the children they serve. That’s why we have developed the IMPACT! on-line training series. The first training series identifies ten competencies of an effective children’s minister.
A training course including video instruction, pre-and post-assignments, as well as downloadable resources provides practical instruction and hands-on learning activities for each competency:
COURSE: The Pursuit of Intimacy.
COMPETENCY: Minister to children out of an intimate, daily relationship with God through prayer, study of the Word, and other spiritual disciplines.
WRITER AND PRESENTER: Kay Horner
COURSE: Build a Bible Lesson
COMPETENCY: Critique, select, and adapt curriculum so that it is a useful tool in accomplishing ministry objectives.
WRITER: Melissa Minter, PRESENTER: Kathy Creasy
COURSE: Making Your Classroom a Place Kids Want to Be
COMPETENCY: Maintain a classroom environment that encourages appropriate behavior, is safe for all children, and stimulates learning/ministry.
WRITERS AND PRESENTERS: Shaun McKinley and Kathy Creasy
COURSE: Teaching Children Right Where They Are, Age-Level Ministry
COMPETENCY: Provide age-appropriate instruction/ministry based on knowledge of age-level characteristics.
WRITERS AND PRESENTERS: Melissa Minter, Kathy Creasy
COURSE: Special Needs, Special Ministry
COMPETENCY: Create an effective learning/ministry environment or special needs children based on an understanding of their emotional, physical, social, and spiritual characteristics and needs.
WRITER AND PRESENTER: Kim Batson
COURSE: Creative Teaching Methods You Can Use
COMPETENCY: Use creative methods to effectively teach Bible truth.
WRITER AND PRESENTER: Curt Knowles
COURSE: Effective Discipleship for Children
COMPETENCY: Incorporate basic discipleship principles into instruction/ministry.
WRITER AND PRESENTER: Melissa Minter
COURSE: Leading Children to Receive God’s Good Gifts
COMPETENCY: Teach children biblical truth related to the experiences of salvation, sanctification, the Holy Spirit baptism and pray effectively with children who are seeking these experiences.
WRITER AND PRESENTER: Kathy Creasy
COURSE: Ministry to Kids in Crisis
COMPETENCY: Provide godly, biblical counsel to children who are experiencing crisis i.e. death of loved one, divorce of parents, abuse, etc.
WRITER AND PRESENTER: Karrie Endecott
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN IMPACT! ON-LINE TRAINING?
1. Visit http://children.cogop.org
2. Enroll in the course for a nominal fee. Follow the steps required for course completion including viewing the online training video and completing pre-and post-assignments.
3. Return all coursework.
4. Receive a certificate for course completion. When all courses for the children’s ministry track have been completed you will receive an endorsement in ministry. Your local pastor and state/regional overseer will also receive notification of your endorsement.
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