Training Classes

Christian Youth In ActionTM (CYIATM

Christian Youth In Action is a summer missions opportunity for young people, 13 and older.  It starts with training (June 21 - July 2, 2020) at Grace Christian University in Wyoming, MI, then continues in your local area where those trained will be able to teach boys and girls about God's Word through 5-Day Clubs and fair ministry.   

This link will tell you more about Christian Youth In Action

This link will allow you to download an application for CYIA 2020 for CEF of Michigan.


Super Seminar Workshops

The staff of CEF of MI, Capital ARea Chapter can come to your church and conduct teacher training seminars based on the needs of your children's workers.  Click on the link below to see a subject list. "> 

Good News Club Workers Training

December 7, 2019 - Christmas Party Club Training

9:30 am - 12:00 noon 

Followed by a Potluck Lunch


Teaching Children Effectively 1

Designed to offer a fresh approach to classroom learning, TCE will equip students with basic skills and effective methods to evangelize children and immediately begin a neighborhood outreach ministry or sustain their current ministry. Emphasis is placed on organizing and conducting meaningful classroom activities that enrich children spiritually and are also enjoyable.


In addition to regular course work, three practicum sessions conducted during the course provide each student with evaluated experience in applying the theory taught. Students are also required to participate in teaching five children's classes within 90 days of completion of the course to receive a certificate.

TCE 1 is a 33-hour course taught by adjunct faculty of the Children's Ministries Institute of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc.

Course Subjects include:

  • How to Lead a Child to Christ

  • Bible Lesson Preparation and Presentation

  • Counseling the Child for Salvation

  • Managing Your Classroom

  • Scripture Memorization

  • Teaching Children To Pray

  • Teaching with Music and much more

A certificate will be awarded to all who successfully complete this course. 5 Continuing Education Units can be earned for Christian School teachers! Homeschooled Highschool students can receive 1 Bible Credit and/or 1 Speech credit by taking this course.


  • Be a born-again Christian.

  • Be at least 15 years of age.

  • Be willing to participate in class activities including practicum sessions.

Course fee: $125.00 (includes materials/books)  ($10 additional charge for the CEU certificate)


Teaching Children Effectively Level 2

Level 2 has been designed to enable you to effectively guide the saved child in his walk with the Lord. Based on spiritual and educational principles, the course builds on those things learned in Level 1 and provides practical methods for discipling boys and girls. Although the focus of TCE Level 2 is on the saved child, a strong evangelistic emphasis is also presented. Student practicums continue to be a vital part of the instructional process. TCE 2 is a course designed to provide the teacher with basic helps and teaching tools for guiding saved children in the systematic process of spiritual growth.  It will also equip the teacher to develop and present narrative Bible Lessons as an effective means of conveying spiritual truth to saved children.

Course Subjects Include:

  • General concepts of spiritual development

  • Basic needs of the child

  • Confession of sin

  • Devotional life

  • Developing the child's appreciation of God

  • Being a witness for God

  • Teaching missions

  • Christian conduct

  • The ministry of teaching

  • Objectives

  • Bible lesson preparation and presentation

  • Teaching the Message of Salvation in the class hour

  • Motivation faithful attendance

  • Plus, you choose five practical teaching opportunities with children to enhance classroom study.

Requirements for TCE 2:

  • Completed TCE 1 and received Certificate

  • Actively involved teaching children

Cost:  $125 (includes materials/books)