Now, in response to Covid-19,                                            CEF will be hosting Good News Clubs virtually on Zoom!     

Great Training for all Children's Ministry workers, CEF Club teachers, Sunday School, Children's church.
Edgewater Baptist Church 5900 Paris Ave  New Orleans 70122
Cost:  $15 includes lunch and materials
For more info call Debbie Smith (504) 400-4095or Chris Jolissaint (504) 388-8104

"Teaching Children Effectively 1" (TCE 1)

33 hour CEF Children's ministry Institute (CMI) course

     In-person classes in the Greater New Orleans area are postponed due to the coronavirus but we will be offering this course again in the New Orleans area 

  (Time and Place TBD)

Interested in taking this course contact Debbie Smith@504-400-4095  Chris Jolissaint@504-455-5396

What is Teaching Children Effectively™ Level 1?

     TCE™ 1 will equip you to effectively teach and evangelize children in your church, Sunday school, VBS, or CEF® Club. Sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship® of Greater New Orleans. Registration is required. Cost includes all books and ministry materials.  Students can earn 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


CEF's Children's Ministry Institute (CMI) has three great opportunities for training.  Courses qualify for continuing education credit, and some carry college credit transferable to Christian colleges!

Tuition discounts are available to many in CEF ministry. If you are a volunteer, prior CMI student, staff, or CYIA student - you may qualify!  Contact CMI for details.

1.  On-site training courses taken at the Children's Ministry Institute (CMI) in Warrenton, Missouri.  Check out

2.  On-Line courses taken though CMI online. Check out

3. Locally taught classes in Louisiana by CMI approved teachers and certified by CMI.  Contact Debbie Smith  at (504) 400-4095 for upcoming local courses.

Some Typical Classes CMI Offers:

Teaching Children Effectively Level I                                             Dynamics of Teacher Training

Teaching Little Kids                                                          Distinctives of Child Evangelism Fellowship

Understanding Today's Child                                                          Ministry Strategy and Development

Progressive Methods of Child Evangelism                                      Leadership Essentials

Teaching Little Kids                                     Teaching Children Effectively Level II

  Christian Youth in Action® (CYIA™) 

Postponed due to Corona Virus.  Stay tuned for latest developments.  We'll be back next year.

CEF® FREE On-Line Training Resources: 

Good News Club® Training (click "continue" at site)

Lesson GNC Demonstrations:     Click here for direct access to FREE demonstrations!

Wordless Book (Gospel Colors): Click here for the FREE Wordless Book training!

The Romans Road for Children is a free CMI Online 3-week demo course designed to train students in how to present the gospel to children in a simplified way using the tool of the Romans Road 

Local CEFGNO Training info can also be found at on the events page.  

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