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Kinley Prince

  • Undergraduate studies at North Greenville University and Liberty University
  • Children’s Ministries Institute diploma

Kinley began serving with Child Evangelism Fellowship® when he was 15 years old. He served as a Christian Youth in Action® (CYIA™) Summer Missionary for five years. He came on staff with CEF® of South Carolina – Greenville/Piedmont in 2013 where he serves as a Ministry Coordinator. Although Kinley began his service with CEF when he was 15, he was first introduced to CEF and the Good News Club® ministry when he was in fifth grade, and attended Good News Club at his elementary school.

Email: kinley@cefgreenville.com (Type TCE 1 in the subject line.)

Phone: 864-292-5842, Ext. 17 (during office hours) Speak slowly and clearly while leaving a message. Leave your name, number with the area code and a brief description of the message.

Office Hours:

Kinley will generally be available to receive phone calls during the following hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Forum: You may also post questions and comments in the forum. He will be checking them regularly and will reply to you as quickly as possible.

NOTE: If you do not receive prompt feedback (within 24 hours during the course (or within 2 hours when an important assignment is due the same day) from your instructor, please contact the CMI Online team at onlineadmin@cefonline.com.

Your Video Teaching Staff:
Much of the course content for TCE Level 1 is delivered through pre-recorded video sessions. The following instructors who teach on-campus classes for the Children’s Ministries Institute recorded various sessions for use in this online course.

Name: David Bachelder

Profile: 
B.S. Children’s Ministry, Calvary University
M.S. Religious Studies, Calvary University

David has been involved in ministry to children with Child Evangelism Fellowship since 1972. David is a creative, gifted communicator whose expertise in working with both children and adults has been developed through hands-on experience as well as formal training. He began his ministry as a Good News Club teacher and has served as a board member, local director and state director for CEF. Dave has trained children’s workers throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, Canada, India and Jordan. David is currently a faculty member at the Children’s Ministries Institute in Warrenton, Missouri where he trains leaders in children’s work. David has three children and four grandsons. He loves to travel, ski, work in his garden and help people.

TCE 1 Sessions Taught: The Attributes of God Devotionals
Name: Tina Busenitz

Profile: 
Associates Degree in Missions from Grace University

Tina Busenitz is a volunteer with Child Evangelism Fellowship serving as the TCE Program Director for the Education Department since 2015. She resides in Kansas with her husband Lester and travels to CMI to help teach in the Understanding Today’s Child and Dynamics and IOT modules at CMI each fall and spring. She also helps write curriculum and online articles for CEF. Having trusted in Jesus as Savior at age 8 gives her an understanding of how God can change a child’s life and she has a great desire to train believers to reach children with the Good News. Tina enjoys teaching, meeting new students, writing and spending time with her family.

TCE 1 Sessions Taught: Teaching Children to Pray and Scripture Memorization Session 2
Name: Lisa Deam

Profile: 
B.S. Children’s Ministry, Calvary University

Lisa Deam has been involved in children’s ministry since she began teaching Good News Clubs in 1982. Before joining the department of education staff at the Child Evangelism Fellowship International Headquarters in 1997, she and her husband, Tim, were CEF directors and state teacher trainers in Indiana. Over the years she has gained a wealth of experience in teaching children as well as training children’s workers throughout the USA, the Caribbean, and India. Presently, Lisa is a faculty member at the Children’s Ministries Institute in Warrenton, Missouri where she trains others. Lisa manages the CMI bookstore at the main campus in Warrenton, Missouri and enjoys getting to know the students by planning their fellowship activities. In her free time, Lisa enjoys playing the piano, the flute, singing and making crafts. She also enjoys collecting tea cups and hosting tea parties.

TCE 1 Sessions Taught: How to Lead a Child to Christ (Sessions 1-5), Scripture Memorization 1, Visual Communication in Teaching, The Importance of Reaching the Child in the Community, Organizing the Good News Club, The Good News Club Program and Teaching with Music
Name: Tim Deam

Profile: 
Graduate of Christ Unlimited Bible Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
B.S. Children’s Ministry, Calvary University

Tim Deam has been involved in children’s ministry since 1982. Before joining the department of education staff at the Child Evangelism Fellowship International Headquarters in 1997, he and his wife, Lisa, served as CEF directors and state teacher trainers in Indiana. Over the years he has gained a wealth of experience in teaching children as well as training children’s workers throughout the USA, the Caribbean, and India. Presently, Tim is a faculty member at the Children’s Ministries Institute in Warrenton, Missouri where he trains others. He also serves as the International Headquarters Prayer Coordinator, directing and gathering prayer support at the International Headquarters and around the world. Tim serves in his church as a greeter and substitute usher. His hobbies are collecting old books written by “the old dead guys” (Spurgeon, Moody, Murray, Tozer etc.). He enjoys going to the shooting range and target shooting.

TCE 1 Sessions Taught: How to Lead a Child to Christ (Sessions 1-5), Scripture Memorization 1, Visual Communication in Teaching, The Importance of Reaching the Child in the Community, Organizing the Good News Club and The Good News Club Program
Name: Faith Dugan

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B.A. Regents Degree with Elementary Education emphasis, WV State College
M.A. Counseling, Biblical Theological Seminary
Currently working toward a Doctorate in Educational Ministry at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Faith trusted Christ as Savior around the age of three. As a teenager, she served as a CEF summer missionary. After graduating from the Children’s Ministries Institute in 1989, Faith began working with Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater New York City. She served in NYC through 2015. She is now a Leadership Training Instructor at the Children’s Ministries Institute in Warrenton, Missouri. She is also the Director of CMI Online. Faith’s life verse is Acts 20:24 (ESV): “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”

TCE 1 Sessions Taught: The Child in the New Testament, The Importance of the Teacher, Encouraging the Newly Converted Child and Managing Your Classroom
Name: Debra Hane

Profile: 
B.A. Christian Ministries and Religion, Grove City College 
M.S. Religious Studies, Calvary University

Debra Hane has led many church ministries for children, youth, women, and music. Since 1987 Deb has served in various roles with Child Evangelism Fellowship including a local director in Pennsylvania, working at the International Headquarters in the Global Partnership Ministries Department and currently as an editor for the Creative Services Department. She has been a Bible lesson video demonstrator since its inception. Training leaders to effectively reach children is one of her joys. Deb helps with local training, Christian Youth In Action of Missouri, and the Children’s Ministries Institute in the US. Being on the lake, playing games, singing, playing the piano, and spending time with family are a few of the things Deb enjoys.

TCE 1 Sessions Taught: Bible Lesson (Sessions 1, 2 and 7)
Name: Lynne Herlein

Profile: 
Diploma in Christian Education, Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music
B.A. Christian Education, Trinity College & Seminary
M.S. Religious Studies, Calvary University

Lynne Herlein has served full time with Child Evangelism Fellowship since 1983. Besides serving as the Children’s Ministries Director for her local church, she has served with Child Evangelism Fellowship as a local director and leadership training instructor in Michigan, Missouri and East and Central Africa. Since 1986, Lynne has been a part of the faculty of the Children’s Ministries Institute in the US and overseas and currently serves as the Associate Director of Education and Children’s Ministries Institute Director. She is passionate about training leaders to effectively reach children, having come to know the Lord as her Savior as a direct result of CEF ministries at age 5. Lynne enjoys playing the clarinet, reading, playing with her dog and spending time with friends.

TCE 1 Sessions Taught: The Importance of Conversion, Bible Lesson (Sessions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8) and Counseling the Child for Salvation

A note about Bible translations used In this course:

Some Scripture quotations are from the ESV Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version), copyright 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. 

Some Scripture quotations taken from the NASB (New American Standard Bible) Copyright by The Lockman Foundation.

Some Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version:registered:, NIV:registered:. Copyright :copyright: 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.:tm: Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.  www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.:tm:

Some Scripture taken from the New King James Version:registered:. Copyright :copyright: 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Some Scripture taken from the King James Version. Public domain.