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CDM’s mission is to strengthen the Church through connections. Through articles, podcasts, and resources we want to help connect you with people and tools that will help you in ministry.

Ministry to children can often feel lonely, but we hope this site will be a place that will encourage you and equip you for a lifetime of investing in the next generation. You are part of God’s covenant community and your investment in the little ones really does matter to God.

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GROW Virtual Conference – August 19-20, 2022

Theme: The Good Shepherd

Gather a group of teachers and volunteers at your church to participate in a
Livestream and recorded weekend of training.

Retreat to Advance – Part 3

Retreat to Advance - Part 3 Retreat to Advance, a day to pray and plan for children’s ministry. This is week 3 in a 4 week series by B.A. Snider.

Time to Plan your VBS!

Time to plan your VBS As you are likely freezing where you are in January, it is time to think warm and plan your VBS for summer. June will be here before we know it, so there's no time like the present to take those first steps! Kids continue to be captivated by the adventure of the world of outer space and [...]

Retreat to Advance – Part 2

Retreat to Advance - Part 2 Retreat to Advance, a day to pray and plan for children’s ministry. This is week 2 in a 4 week series by B.A. Snider.

Retreat to Advance – Part 1

Retreat to Advance Retreat to Advance...a day to pray and plan for children’s ministry. This is week 1 in a 4 week series by B.A. Snider.

The Bible is for Boys Too

The Bible is for Boys Too Warning: The following contains many broad generalizations on the subject of boyhood and girlhood.  Please trust that the author knows that not ALL girls or ALL boys are exactly alike.  He certainly realizes that there's a spectrum of both masculinity and femininity--so not ALL boys enjoy blood, guts, hunting and football; nor do ALL girls play with dolls, [...]

Casting Vision with Purpose with Sue Jakes

Casting Vision with Purpose As we wrap up 2022 and prepare to begin a new year we wanted to share our very first children's ministry podcast that we recorded.  Join Sue Jakes as she talks with us about Casting Vision with Purpose. We hope this podcast will encourage you and challenge you as you invest in the next generation this coming year.   [...]

Little Hearts Prepare Him Room with Holly Mackle

Little Hearts Prepare Him Room with Holly Mackle In the midst of the hurry and scurry of the Advent season, how do you best prepare your heart to meet Christ? Join Holly Mackle and Karen Hodge as they discuss both theologically rich and tremendously fun ways to celebrate Advent with your family. The Little Hearts Prepare Him Room podcast was originally [...]

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