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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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E 22 Teaching Redemptively with Sue Jakes

How do you teach redemptively? Join Sue Jakes, CDM’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator, as she shares how teaching redemptively is more caught than taught and about way more than instruction or reading a Bible story.

E 21 Scripture Memory with Sarah Merrick

How do you make memorizing Scripture fun? Join Sarah Merrick, Perimeter Church's Director of Kids Discipleship, as she shares about their Scripture memory program called "Got Truth," that challenges children and their families to hide God's Word in their hearts. The program is one that has greatly impacted my own kids!

E 20 Classroom Management with Ashley Belknap

In my 30 years of working with children, Ashley Belknap completely transformed how I think about classroom management and I can't wait to share it with you! She describes a response to a difficult child that is more loving, biblical and keeps the real goal in mind.

E 19 Protecting Kids with Steve Collins

How do you keep the children in your church safe from predators? This is a tough topic, and you might be tempted to skip it, but Steve Collins shares some practical safety policies and procedures that will protect the children in your church's ministry. This topic is too important to skip!

E 18 Hymns & Kids with Burress McCombe

Why hymns? Join the worship pastor of Covenant PCA in Harrisonburg, VA, Burress McCombe, as he shares his love for the hymns and how they can connect our children to the historical Church. Honestly, I used to think hymns were old fashioned, but worshipping with Burress at CDM's Children's Ministry Leadership Training Retreat and talking to him for this episode has broadened my understanding of the rich theology found in them and how using hymns can equip and encourage our worship for the rest of their lives.

E16 The Importance of God’s Word with Becky Sinclair

Do the children know how the Bible is different than any other book on their shelves? The authority of God's Word is foundational and critical to our faith, but I have been shocked by how many people don't understand its importance. So, how do we lead our children to know its importance? Join Becky Sinclair as we discuss practical strategies to equip our children to know how God's Word can be an anchor in these uncertain times.

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