Teaching Children Effectively

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Teaching Children Effectively (TCE™) Level 1 is designed to offer a fresh approach to evangelizing and teaching children.

Based on spiritual and educational principles, the course provides the methods and procedures to lead children to Christ and immediately equips the believer to begin and sustain a ministry where he lives.

Student practicums are a vital part of the instructional procedure making TCE a refreshing way to train Christians in child evangelism.

Course Objective

To provide each student with:

Increased knowledge about the spiritual needs of children

Effective methods of evangelism

Basic Skills for organizing and conducting productive children's Bible classes

Practical ideas which make learning enjoyable for boys and girls


All course instructors specialize in children's ministry and are trained and certified by CEF ® Inc.

Course Accredidation

TCE is an extensive course of the Childrens Ministries Institute® in Warrenton, MO. Credit for this course, taken at one of over 280 extension sites across the United States, may be applied toward the complete 12-week diploma program. Academic credit may be available through various colleges. Students can earn five Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in professional education or in Bible for completing this course.

Course Subjects

30 Credit Hours

The Child in the New Testament

The Importance of Conversion

How to Lead a Child to Christ

Encouraging the Newly Converted Child

Bible Lesson Preparation and Presentation

The Invitation

Counseling the Child for Salvation

The Neighborhood Outreach

The Importance of the Teacher


Visual Communication in Teaching

Scripture Memorization

Teaching with Music

Teaching Children to Pray


To enroll in TCE Level 1 you must be:

a born-again Christian

at least 15 years of age

willing to participate in all class activities including practicum sessions

Level 2 Training

Level 2 focuses on training Christians to guide saved children in a systematic process of spiritual growth. (30 hours)

Certificate Info

A certificate will be awarded by CMI™ to all who successfully complete the course.

"It is not the will of your Father which is in Heaven, that one of these little ones should perish." -Jesus Christ