Children’s Ministry Training

Ministering to children is a vital part of Church life. Children are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church today. Children can experience and contribute a huge amount in the Kingdom of God, and it is a privilege to be involved in helping them to do this.

The Equip 4 Success Children’s Ministry Training Course is aimed at any team – however large or small – that works with children in a Christian setting, whether in a church or in the community. It would also benefit people who have a heart to work with children but want to learn more before they do. Previous experience in working with children is not essential to participate in the course.

The training course will inspire, encourage and give you fresh tools and vision to equip you in what can be a challenging and unappreciated task. Remember, God places huge importance on ministering to children (Mk 10:14).

In addition to the course, Equip 4 Success is available to work alongside your team for a period of time to encourage, advice or carry out further training. If you are looking for a new direction for your Children’s Work, we offer ‘Life Kidz’, a package providing both a teaching program for children (aged from 3 to 11 years) and a theme and structure for the session which complements the teaching program. The curriculum is based on important Biblical themes and principles and has two vital elements:

The Equip 4 Success Children’s Ministry Training Course is aimed at any team – however large or small – that works with children in a Christian setting, whether in a church or in the community. It would also benefit people who have a heart to work with children but want to learn more before they do. Previous experience in working with children is not essential to participate in the course.

The training course will inspire, encourage and give you fresh tools and vision to equip you in what can be a challenging and unappreciated task. Remember, God places huge importance on ministering to children (Mk 10:14).

In addition to the course, Equip 4 Success is available to work alongside your team for a period of time to encourage, advice or carry out further training. If you are looking for a new direction for your Children’s Work, we offer ‘Life Kidz’, a package providing both a teaching program for children (aged from 3 to 11 years) and a theme and structure for the session which complements the teaching program. The curriculum is based on important Biblical themes and principles and has two vital elements:

  • Each lesson is founded firmly in the Word of God and based around a memory verse. Giving children a solid foundation in God’s Word provides them with the best possible start to life.
  • Each lesson is applied very practically to the daily lives and experiences of the children, ensuring that every child will leave with at least one thing that will help them to succeed and live better in the week ahead.

If you want to see the children – and teachers - you work with stirred with a fresh enthusiasm for God and His Word…

If you are feeling bored, dry and weary as you minister to children…

If your desire is to experience the life and power of God in your children’s sessions, and in the lives of your children, teachers and yourself…

If you want to teach children how to walk by faith and become equipped for success in every area of their lives…

…then Life Kidz is for you!

For more information about the Life Kidz program, please contact Jenny Poole.

Subjects for the Equip 4 Success Children’s Ministry Training Course are listed below. The course can be taught in its entirety, or specific subjects can be chosen for a one-off workshop or weekend conference, depending on your requirements.

The Value God Places on Children

God places a huge amount of value on children, and on what they can experience and achieve in His kingdom (Mk 10:14). God uses children in powerful ways, but we need to believe it before we can teach children to believe and live it. Learn what God says about children in the Bible, and understand afresh the significant task of ministering to children.

  Subjects include:What does God say about children? 
 Children who were used by God in the Bible 
 How to demonstrate God’s love to children…and more

Understanding Children

The starting point for working with children at any level must be gaining a basic understanding of them and their needs. Children today, more than ever before, need to know that there is someone who is genuinely interested in them and who cares about them. Children are individuals, each one uniquely gifted by God. Having an awareness of this will improve the way in which you train and minister to them.

  Subjects include:Recognising children’s characters and giftings 
 Tips for working with different characters 
 Giving children a sense of value and self-worth…and more

Training Children Spiritually

The spirit is the centre of our being, from which everything necessary for life flows (Jn 7:38). As children’s ministers, our principle concern is the spiritual development of the children in our care. We need to raise our expectations of what we can expect from children spiritually. They have a great capacity to be taught and grow in a relationship with God, and He loves them and desires this for them.

  Subjects include:How to lead children into a relationship with God 
 Passing on godly values to children 
 Teaching children to pray and read their Bible…and more

The Components of a Dynamic Children’s Church

Become inspired and ‘re-fired’ by reminding yourself what Children’s Church is all about – and how dynamic it can really be! In this subject we will look at the essential components of a Children’s Church meeting, how to administer them effectively and some keys for improving the quality of each part of the session. Learn how to get the children you work with begging to come to church!

  Subjects include:How to structure a Children’s Church meeting 
 Leading children in praise and worship 
 Teaching the Word of God 
 Encouraging creativity     …and more

Flowing with the Holy Spirit

Without the presence of the Holy Spirit, your meetings will lack life and power. Learn how to flow with the Holy Spirit yourself, and how to teach the children to do the same. You will be amazed at the transformation in your own life, the lives of the children and in your Children’s Church meetings.

  Subjects include:Ministering the baptism in the Holy Spirit 
 Being sensitive to God’s voice 
 Teaching children to flow in the gifts of the Spirit 
 Expecting the power of God    …and more

Managing a Children’s Church Session

There are many practical issues to consider when running a Children’s Church meeting or similar session for children. These issues are vital to ensure the children are in a secure, welcoming and positive environment, able to receive from God and enjoy their time with you.

  Subjects include:Make it look good! – Presenting the venue 
 Behaviour management 
 How to run the session effectively   …and more

Effective Communication

One of the most important things we can do for children is to feed them the Word of God in a way that they can understand, enjoy and apply to their lives. This role is not limited to trained teachers or preachers - everyone can do it! The teaching in this subject will increase your confidence by giving you simple tools and tips that you can use to improve your communication skills.

  Subjects include:How to prepare yourself to teach 
 Methods, tools and visual aids 
 Tips for teaching a memory verse    …and more

Motivating a Team

In order to minister to children effectively, the team needs to be in unity and working together well, with each person doing the job God has gifted them to fulfil. Learn how to build a strong, balanced team and maintain good relationships so that there is nothing to hinder your ministry to the children.

  Subjects include:How to build a team 
 Empowering and motivating your team 
 Putting the right people in the right places …and more

 

Other than the Children's Ministry Training Courses, we also offer courses in Bible Teaching,  Leadership Trainingcourses in Parenting and also Marriage Coaching.