Looking for a way to reach your community this EASTER?

You can share the true meaning of Easter and reach more children for Christ.  Come learn how you can do a one-hour fun         Easter Party Club for children at a FREE 2-hour workshop.

  When:  Saturday March 9th,  10 AM to Noon

  Where: Lighthouse Church for Christ                                                                                     6645 Spanish Fort Blvd,  New Orleans, 70124

  Please RSVP:  Chris Jolissaint at (504) 388-8104 or                                             

We will use the Jesus Gives Life and Hope CEF Party Club kit that makes it fun and easy to teach children the true meaning of Easter. Designed for children 5 - 12 yrs old.

CEF is offering this one day training seminar to better equip Sunday School workers, VBS workers, Children's Ministers, CEF Good News Club® leaders or anyone interested in teaching and sharing the Gospel with children.

Super Seminar  - Children's Ministry Teacher Training

We are offering our first ever all Spanish 

FREE one day 

Children's Ministry Training

Coming April 13 New Orleans Area

Location to be announced soon !! 
We provide handout materials and lunch!

For more info contact Ms. Chris Jolissaint at (504) 388-8104
or go to the Training tab under "Get Involved" and fill in the registration form.

"Teaching Children Effectively 1" (TCE 1)

33 hour CEF Children's ministry Institute (CMI) course.  (Students can earn 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs))

   14 Classes are typically held on evenings, on Zoom

Cost is $125.00. Materials are included and provided

                                                           TCE™ 1 will equip you to effectively teach and evangelize children in your church, Sunday school, VBS, or CEF® Club. 

Questions? when is the next TCE 1?  contact Debbie Smith at 504-400-4095 or email


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

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.