The Discipleship Place for the Church of the Nazarene just released a new course, Children's Ministry Academy, consisting of 20 lessons on best practices for Children's Ministry.
The Discipleship Place for the Church of the Nazarene just released a new course, Children's Ministry Academy, consisting of 20 lessons on best practices for Children's Ministry. This course is available for anyone and is free.
However, in order to maximize the educational impact of this course, The Discipleship Place has begun to pilot a six-month coaching program with Pastor Katy Weber, Oregon-Pacific District children's ministry director, that utilizes this course as its foundational curriculum. With the cooperation of Oregon-Pacific District Superintendent Stan Reeder, this six-month coaching pilot program is being evaluated with the help of the Global Ministry Center Research Department, who created a pre- and post-course survey that will evaluate the course, and confidence improvement of those being coached.
"Oh my word! Children's Ministry Academy is amazing! Seriously, this is one of the best decisions we have made and invested in since I arrived here. The leader has been completely transformed, and her confidence and preparation has created a foundation that the entire congregation can support. Her training has been so solid. I can?t wait to see how this will play out in the fall. Honestly, I am so grateful that I found The Discipleship Place. I had no idea it was here, and now I have this amazing set of tools. I have been struggling with the question of how do we disciple and I feel like the resources you have and training you have are exactly what I have needed. Not only that, but I can point my motivated members in your direction for their own personal education in areas of their interest." Pastor Jessica Fox, Canada
The Discipleship Place is intended to equip lay persons for ministry in local churches, communities, neighborhoods, families, and workplaces. The Discipleship Place is a superb way to receive training as an adult worker, children's worker, youth worker, Sunday School superintendent. It is also an excellent way for you to grow as a disciple of Christ.
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Holiness Today, 2014
Please note: This article was originally published in 2014. All facts, figures, and titles were accurate to the best of our knowledge at that time but may have since changed.