This program is designed for ministerial staff and lay leaders of the Preschool and/or Children’s areas of a church who have a passion for ministry, but have no formal education on the basics of ministry. These certification courses equip the ministry leader to meet the needs of preschoolers, children, teachers and parents through events, training events and outreach opportunities.
Led by Jennifer Howington.
Our 2023-24 cohort will be limited to 15 students.
Cost is $500 for the year or 2 payments of $250 (August & January).
Monthly meetings from August - May.
Texts and readings will be required throughout the course.
Unless otherwise noted, all classes will take place at the Texas Baptists Offices in Dallas from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
We will not meet the month of December 2023.
For each class, a Zoom option will be available.
"I wanted to take a moment to share my experience for my one year journey of the children's ministry certification with Jennifer. As someone who has just completed this program, I can confidently say that it has been a transformative and fruitful experience. Our teacher, Jennifer, whose knowledge, passion, and dedication to children's ministry are truly remarkable. Her guidance and support have equipped me with many tools. This certification class not only equips you with practical skills and knowledge but also provides you a lot of resources and support. The opportunity to connect with fellow learners who share a similar passion for children's ministry has been a great experience."
- Rachel Wu, First Chinese Baptist Church, Dallas
"At the start of this class, I was a student pastor who had no experience in children’s ministry, but was asked to oversee that ministry during a season of our church. Therefore, I was not looking to just gain another piece of paper to hang on my wall, but a place where I was able to gain tools for my toolbox to better lead a ministry in an area I knew very little about. It was through this year and this class that the Lord molded and shaped me to be able to confidently step out of my comfort zone and lead a ministry I never imagined leading."
- Michael Inman, FBC Graham