Curriculum

The CMLC curriculum – a closer look

Unit: CWE 1 – The Greatest Commandment (30 class hours)

Number of classes

The Devotional Life of a children’s worker.

5

An introduction to interpreting a Biblical text.

Living a victorious life.

10

Interpersonal Relationships.

6

CEF – the story.

4

Unit: CWE 2 – Biblical Foundations (30 class hours)

5

Great Truths – Solid Foundation.

18

Great themes from Galatians & Ephesians.

12

Unit: CME 1 – Reaching Today’s Child (30 class hours)

Number of classes

Biblical basis for child evangelism.

12

Evangelism of children.

18

Unit: CME 2 – Teaching Today’s Child (60 class hours)

 

Child study.

10

Building a children’s programme.

12

Teaching Bible truths to children.

6

Teaching the Bible lesson in an evangelistic setting.

22

Visual communication.

5

Introduction to CEF literature.

5

Unit: CME 3 – Teaching Young Disciples (30 class hours)

 

Teaching the Bible lesson for young disciples.

12

Counselling the young disciple.

9

Nurturing young disciples.

9

Unit: CME 4 – Understanding Today’s Child (30 class hours)

 

Their world – the problems they face.

14

Their beliefs – looking at different religious backgrounds.

16

Unit: CME 5 – Innovative Children’s Ministries (30 class hours)

 

Methods & ministries.

20

Teen ministries.

5

Pre-school ministries.

5

*Units 1,2 & 3 from this module need to be taken in order.

Students who have not taken the Teaching Children Effectively level 1 training can receive the certificate for this course upon successful completion of units 1, 2 & 5 from Children’s Ministry Essentials. Students who have not taken the Teaching Children Effectively level 2 training can receive the certificate for this course upon successful completion of units 3&4.

Module 3: Building, Training & Serving Essentials (1 week module)

Number of classes

Principles of building a ministry.

8

The inspirational teacher trainer.

14

Servant leadership.

8

Module 4: CEF Essentials (2 week module)

Number of classes

The CEF worker.

10

Communicating with ministry partners.

6

CEF multimedia.

6

Building a CEF ministry.

24

Developing a CEF training ministry.

14