okay, y’all, i just finished six of the richest weeks i have had in children’s ministry. those six weeks were when my class was live through beadisciple. i gotta be honest. i was so nervous, i mean did i really have anything to offer to help other leaders as the serve in kids ministry? like with everything else when we allow God to stretch us, i ended up more blessed than i could have ever blessed them. even though i was the teacher, i took home some great ideas and left each conversation challenged or encouraged. through the six weeks of my class we read, discussed, challenged and encouraged each other, and shared burdens and laughs. i loved it.

and the best news… i get to do it again and i want to invite you to join me. i am going to share a little about the children’s ministry certification and my class below, but if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

click here to learn more about the certification in children’s ministry. my class is the last of the four classes in this certification. to register for the 1st class in this certification click here.

here’s a little more about my specific class followed by some quotes of what my first-time students thought.

Children’s Ministry as Leading Spiritual Education

This will be an examination of the role of the educator in supporting the faith development of children and families in the congregation. We’ll cover pedagogies, models of ministry, and administrational tasks. Not only will we discover how to intentionally plan and lead long term, but we will examine best solutions to the in-the-trenches children’s ministry elements.

This course will equip you with techniques for the following:

  • Creating and Maintaining a Gospel-Centered Ministry
  • Different Models of Ministry (what’s best for your ministerial context?)
  • Partnering with Parents
  • Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Outreach, Service and Follow-Up
  • Building, Leading & Maintaining Volunteer Teams
  • Consistent & Creative Communication
  • Serving Families with Special Needs
  • The Preteen Bubble
  • Family Worship
  • Using Your Facility to set your teaching/worship up for success

see the class online here.

quotes from participants:

“This course was very helpful to me personally. The content and resources offered were great and pertinent to my work, but also Danielle was very knowledgeable and always available to us. She was great at following up on our discussions and provided great insights based on her extensive experience.”

“The course leaders (Danielle’s) interaction with the participants. She seemed to be online frequently and she gave sincere, and encouraging remarks. She has a great sense of humor and was a source of helpful information.”

“All the reading material was extremely readable, and it directly applied to our subject. It made our discussions more interesting, and our instructor was attuned to our needs and flexible.”

“Always encouraging and making us think. I appreciate all the interaction with us.”

“The course books were absolutely perfect and very helpful. I wished the class was longer than 6 weeks; I am sad that it ended.”

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