Teaching Children Effectively™

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 Acccredidation

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
  • Discipline
  • 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


Learn More About Local Teacher Training & Upcoming Training Events



Friday – March 27 6-9pm

Satiurday – March 28th 9-2:30pm

Friday – April 3 6-9pm

Saturday – April 4 9-2:30pm

Friday – April 17th 6-9pm

Saturday – April 18th 9-2:30pm

Friday – May 1st 6-9pm

Saturday – May 2nd 9-2:30pm

Student is required to attend all dates to earn certificate of completion.


Plano First Baptist Church

1300 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074


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