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Engaging your Children in Missions

The Glory Story Mission to the World has partnered with several PCA churches to develop a video series to engage our children about Missions! These videos are designed to encourage the hearts of children to engage in God's story of growing his Kingdom. Each video provides unique content including praise and worship, teaching on missions, Bible stories, and encouragement for living missionally as a family. You'll be introduced to missionaries (from Uganda, Ukraine, Nicaragua, and Japan) and hear about God's works in their lives and in the countries they live in.  In addition to the video series, there is curriculum [...]

Registration is Open for the Children’s Ministry Virtual Grow Conference

Register Now for the Children's Ministry Virtual Grow Conference! How would you like to have a fall training event and a season’s worth of training modules for parents, teachers, and volunteers all in one place? You do! Join us for launch weekend August 20th - 21st! Pick and choose how you want to use this valuable resource in your local church ministry! AUGUST 20th - 21st: Live-Streamed Weekend Conference AUGUST - NOVEMBER: 7 Downloadable Training Videos to show in a Training Meeting or Send Home throughout your Fall Start-Up. SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER: 8 Weekly Live Webinars Grow with us as we come alongside you [...]

Teaching Children To Discriminate

Teaching Children to Discriminate With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on homosexual marriage and recent efforts to claim certain legal rights for the “transgendered,” states and cities have responded with proposed laws and ordinances of their own.  Proponents have argued that these are attempts to protect traditional Christian definitions of marriage, as well as the freedom of religion.  Opponents claim these are simply fearful and malicious actions that give Christians the right to discriminate against people who are different.  Some have even gone further to say that particular states are producing new “Jim Crow laws” against the LGBT minority, which [...]

Registration is Open for 2022 Children’s Ministry Certification Class

  Did you know registration is now open for the 2022 Children's Ministry Certification Class? 2022 will begin our 4th year of students participating in our online children's ministry training program for non-ordained staff and CM leaders! We want you to consider joining a group of over 120 who have or will be certified in children's ministry in the PCA. Not only will you receive theological training in children's ministry, you will also receive practical training on a variety of topics from volunteer training, to planning special events, to training children in worship. Each month is a different course taught by a different faculty [...]

2 Opportunities to Join Us for a Grow Conference

2 Opportunities to Join Us for a Grow Conference this Year!   Join us for a Virtual Grow Conference August 20th - 21st, 2021 3 live-streamed training sessions Access to 6 breakout training videos Invitation to 8 live training webinars scheduled August 28th - October 8th Join us for an In-Person Grow Conference October 8th-9th in Fullerton, CA 3 plenaries Friday evening - Saturday afternoon 15 workshop options to choose from Connection to people and resources throughout the conference Visit the CDM Website to learn more and to register! [...]

Failure, Fraud, and Shame

Failures, Fraud, and Shame I LOVE my job as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia! But let me tell you this: day after day I struggle with feeling like a fraud. Shame tries to dig in his ugly claws, hoping to cause me to doubt, nagging me, setting out to discourage me, and seeking to make me too weary for the race. Shame whispers in my ear, “You are a failure. You have nothing to offer these children, and certainly nothing to offer their parents!” Why do I feel this way? You see, I [...]

Big Changes for Teach Me To Worship Curriculum

Ninety-six new activities! Not only has Teach Me to Worship been revised (with several completely new lessons), but each lesson now has two additional activities, so you can choose the one that best suits your students. This also allows you to rotate activities from year to year or have a different activity for each age group. And the best part of all, there is no additional charge! So, you can purchase or renew your subscription and receive almost 100 new activities along with the doctrinally sound lessons you’ve come to trust to teach the elements of worship and prepare children to join [...]

Join us for a Virtual Grow Conference!

Believing that training our teachers, parents, volunteers, and ministry leaders is an ongoing and sometimes daunting task, CDM wants to provide you with new and exciting options for the 2021 start-up in your Children’s Ministry. Join us for the 2021 VIRTUAL Grow Conference!  Live opening weekend, August 20-21,  and breakout training videos that can be watched from each person’s home or all together at church.  Weekly follow-up will include 8 live webinars on topics that every church will find helpful. Registration for this conference will begin July 1st.  You will be able to choose an individual subscription or one [...]

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