Schedule

On Campus Schedule

The Children’s Ministries Institute® Diploma Program is held twice each year – once in the spring and once in the fall at the International Headquarters of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in Warrenton, MO. Enrollment in the Master Teacher Certificate Program, Ministry Leadership Certificate Program, or individual courses can also take place during these time periods.

Spring 2024 Courses 

Students arrive on campus Jan 23, 2024
Orientation Jan 24-25, 2024
CM202 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1 Jan 26-Feb 2, 2024
CM204 Understanding Today’s Child Feb 5-9, 2024
CM205 Progressive Methods of Child Evangelism Feb 12-22, 2024
CM203 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 2 Feb 23-Mar 1, 2024
TT301 Dynamics of Teacher TrainingMar 4-15, 2024
TT401 Instructor of Teachers Level 1*Mar 4-15, 2024
TT402 Instructor of Teachers Level 2*Mar 4-15, 2024
LD401 Distinctives of Child Evangelism Fellowship®Mar 18-22, 2024
LD402 Ministry Strategy and DevelopmentMar 25-Apr 5, 2024
LD403 Leadership EssentialsApr 8-18, 2024

Graduation – Thursday, April 18, 2024

* By Invitation Only

Fall 2024 Courses 

Students arrive on campusAug 13, 2024
OrientationAug 14-15, 2024
CM202 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1Aug 16-23, 2024
CM201 Teaching Little KidsAug 16-23, 2024
CM204 Understanding Today’s ChildAug 26-30, 2024
CM205 Progressive Methods of Child EvangelismSept 2-12, 2024
CM203 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 2Sept 13-20, 2024
TT301 Dynamics of Teacher TrainingSept 23-Oct 4, 2024
TT401 Instructor of Teachers Level 1*Sept 23-Oct 4, 2024
TT402 Instructor of Teachers Level 2*Sept 23-Oct 4, 2024
LD401 Distinctives of Child Evangelism Fellowship®Oct 7-11, 2024
LD402 Ministry Strategy and DevelopmentOct 14-25, 2024
LD403 Leadership EssentialsOct 28-Nov 8, 2024

Graduation – Friday, November 8, 2024

* By Invitation Only

Spring 2025 Courses 

Students arrive on campusJan 21, 2025
OrientationJan 22-23, 2025
CM202 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1Jan 24-31, 2025
CM201 Teaching Little KidsJan 24-31, 2025
CM204 Understanding Today’s ChildFeb 3-7, 2025
CM205 Progressive Methods of Child EvangelismFeb 10-20, 2025
CM203 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 2Feb 21-28, 2025
TT301 Dynamics of Teacher TrainingMar 3-14, 2025
TT401 Instructor of Teachers Level 1*Mar 3-14, 2025
TT402 Instructor of Teachers Level 2*Mar 3-14, 2025
LD401 Distinctives of Child Evangelism Fellowship® Mar 17-21, 2025
LD402 Ministry Strategy and Development Mar 24-Apr 4, 2025
LD403 Leadership Essentials Apr 7-17, 2025

Graduation – Thursday, April 17, 2025

* By Invitation Only

Fall 2025 Courses 

Students arrive on campusAug 12, 2025
OrientationAug 13-14, 2025
CM202 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1Aug 15-22, 2025
CM201 Teaching Little KidsAug 15-22, 2025
CM204 Understanding Today’s ChildAug 25-29, 2025
CM205 Progressive Methods of Child EvangelismSept 1-11, 2025
CM203 Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 2Sept 12-19, 2025
TT301 Dynamics of Teacher TrainingSept 22-Oct 3, 2025
TT401 Instructor of Teachers Level 1*Sept 22-Oct 3, 2025
TT402 Instructor of Teachers Level 2*Sept 22-Oct 3, 2025
LD401 Distinctives of Child Evangelism Fellowship®Oct 6-10, 2025
LD402 Ministry Strategy and DevelopmentOct 13-24, 2025
LD403 Leadership EssentialsOct 27-Nov 7, 2025

Graduation – Friday, November 7, 2025

* By Invitation Only

Online Schedule

Online Children’s Ministries Institute® courses are held three times each year – spring, summer and fall. Registration and course dates for each of the six online courses are displayed below. Click here to view the downloadable CMI Online Course Syllabi (no login required).

The free three-week Romans Road for Children course is offered four times each year – winter, spring, summer and fall.

Course Dates Registration Open
May 7-July 29, 2024 March 13-April 23, 2024
August 27-November 18, 2024 July 3-August 13, 2024
January 7-March 31, 2025 November 13-December 24, 2024
April 29-July 21, 2025 March 5-April 15, 2025
August 26-November 17, 2025 July 2-August 12, 2025
January 6-March 30, 2026 November 12-December 23, 2025
May 5-July 27, 2026 March 11-April 21, 2026
August 25-November 16, 2026 July 1-August 11, 2026
Course Dates Registration Open
May 7-July 29, 2024 March 13-April 23, 2024
August 27-November 18, 2024 July 3-August 13, 2024
January 7-March 31, 2025 November 13-December 24, 2024
April 29-July 21, 2025 March 5-April 15, 2025
August 26-November 17, 2025 July 2-August 12, 2025
January 6-March 30, 2026 November 12-December 23, 2025
May 5-July 27, 2026 March 11-April 21, 2026
August 25-November 16, 2026 July 1-August 11, 2026
Course Dates Registration Open
May 7-July 1, 2024 March 13-April 23, 2024
August 27-October 21, 2024 July 3-August 13, 2024
January 7-March 3, 2025 November 13-December 24, 2024
April 29-June 23, 2025 March 5-April 15, 2025
August 26-October 20, 2025 July 2-August 12, 2025
January 6-March 2, 2026 November 12-December 23, 2025
May 5-June 29, 2026 March 11-April 21, 2026
August 25-October 19, 2026 July 1-August 11, 2026
Course Dates Registration Open
May 7-July 15, 2024 March 13-April 23, 2024
August 27-November 4, 2024 July 3-August 13, 2024
January 7-March 17, 2025 November 13-December 24, 2024
April 29-July 7, 2025 March 5-April 15, 2025
August 26-November 3, 2025 July 2-August 12, 2025
January 6-March 16, 2026 November 12-December 23, 2025
May 5-July 13, 2026 March 11-April 21, 2026
August 25-November 2, 2026 July 1-August 11, 2026
Course Dates Registration Open
May 7-July 1, 2024 March 13-April 23, 2024
August 27-October 21, 2024 July 3-August 13, 2024
January 7-March 3, 2025 November 13-December 24, 2024
April 29-June 23, 2025 March 5-April 15, 2025
August 26-October 20, 2025 July 2-August 12, 2025
January 6-March 2, 2026 November 12-December 23, 2025
May 5-June 29, 2026 March 11-April 21, 2026
August 25-October 19, 2026 July 1-August 11, 2026
Course Dates Registration Open
May 7-July 29, 2024 March 13-April 23, 2024
August 27-November 18, 2024 July 3-August 13, 2024
January 7-March 31, 2025 November 13-December 24, 2024
April 29-July 21, 2025 March 5-April 15, 2025
August 26-November 17, 2025 July 2-August 12, 2025
January 6-March 30, 2026 November 12-December 23, 2025
May 5-July 27, 2026 March 11-April 21, 2026
August 25-November 16, 2026 July 1-August 11, 2026
Course Dates
Registration Open
April 9-29, 2024March 5-April 1, 2024  
July 9-29, 2024June 4-July 1, 2024 
October 8-28, 2024September 3-30, 2024  

Schedules at US and International Locations

Schedules for individual courses and full programs taking place in various locations across the US and around the world are set independently. Regional and international directors can give you accurate course schedule information. In the United States, contact the person listed for the course you are interested in taking. Internationally, contact the person listed for the region of the world where you are interested in taking classes.

Upcoming Field Courses

These classes are currently being updated. For more information about training opportunities near you contact the Field Course Coordinator (1-800-300-4033 ext. 1291) or your local office.

Location
Dates
Contact Information
Warrenton, MOMar 4-15, 2024Campus Registrar: 636-456-4321 ext. 1207 o[email protected]
Lansing, MIApr 7-April 19, 2024Maryann Hammar: 517-331-5525 or [email protected]
Greenville, SCApr 29-May 10, 2024Darla Buwalda: 803-571-1313 or [email protected]
Fayetteville, PAJuly 14-26, 2024Diane Pomroy: 717-709-0306 or [email protected]
Warrenton, MOSept 23-Oct 4, 2024Campus Registrar: 636-456-4321 ext. 1207 o[email protected]
Location Dates Contact Information
Warrenton, MO Mar 4-15, 2024 Campus Registrar: 636-456-4321 ext. 1207 or [email protected]
Warrenton, MO Sept 23-Oct 4, 2024 Campus Registrar: 636-456-4321 ext. 1207 o[email protected]

International Training Opportunities

Institute programs sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) are held on every major continent in the world. The length is generally 12 weeks. However, the name, content and cost will vary according to the location.

For further information regarding the location and dates of a specific CEF international Institute, email the contact person nearest to you.

EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

Regional Education Director
Martha Olango
Email: [email protected]

SOUTHERN AFRICA/INDIAN OCEAN

Regional Education Director
Marie-Marthe Rasoanantenaina
Email: [email protected]

WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

Regional Education Director
Fred Achondo Nkeh
Email: [email protected]

EUROPE

Regional Education Director
Linda Corry
Email: [email protected]

MIDDLE EAST

Regional Education Director
Mrs. Marty DeBruin
Email: [email protected]

ASIA PACIFIC

Regional Education Director
Jan Johnson
Email: [email protected]

LATIN AMERICA (Spanish Speaking)

Regional Education Director
Abner Pineda
Email: [email protected]

NORTH AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN

Regional Education Directors
Bev Huff
Email: [email protected]

Janet Snyder
Email: [email protected]