Equip Starter Course
Join us for a free 6-week course to kickstart your children’s ministry certificate journey
The Equip Starter Course is a FREE, 6-week guided children's ministry training course designed leaders who serve kids and families. Those participating in Equip will interact with the best, foundational content AND experience children's ministry training geared toward helping leaders advance and grow in their leadership, vision, and practical skills. Here's a look at the topics we'll cover:
-Children’s Ministry 101: What the Bible says about Children's Ministry
-Policy Writing 101
-A Simple Strategy and Road Map for Partnering with Parents
-Building Teams Who Thrive and Stay
-How to Create an Irresistible Culture of Excellence
-Care for the Leader’s Soul
Each module includes expert teaching, handouts, activities and a quiz!
As the Executive Director for INCM, Michayla oversees the ministry of INCM and provides guidance for initiatives that inspire and equip the kidmin community. For the past eleven years, she has had the privilege of serving in children’s and family ministry. Prior to joining INCM, she served at a non-profit children’s ministry organization in various capacities like media production, digital strategy, conferences, partnerships, and ministry program design. She has also enjoyed consulting for ministry friends and organizations. Michayla has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with specializations in Christian Counseling and Life Coaching from Liberty University. Her passion for children’s ministry started in middle school, and she was always involved in all aspects of her church’s children’s ministry. These experiences solidified a burning passion in her heart to serve those who serve children and families.
Michayla married her best friend and childhood sweetheart. They are having a blast raising two little boys.
COURSE CURRICULUM OUTLINE
Module 1: Children’s Ministry 101
Teacher: Melissa MacDonald
This lesson from Melissa J. MacDonald will help you develop Biblical groundwork for why children's ministry is important. After this lesson, you will leave with a framework for developing why you're doing what you're doing and how it matters.
Module 2: Policy Writing 101
Teacher: Michael Summy
Writing policies for your ministry isn't the most exciting thing to do, but it is extremely necessary. This module will go through the basics of writing a policy and some policies that are common in most children's ministries.
Module 3: Road Map for Partnering with Parents
Teacher: Nick Blevins
Ministry to children also requires ministry to parents. In this module, we’ll look at a simple strategy and a roadmap of practical ways your church can equip parents to help them lead their families well.
Module 4: Building teams Who Thrive and Stay
Teacher: Kim Botto
Volunteers are the lifeblood of most Children's Ministry and much of our time as children's ministry leaders is committed to building our teams of volunteers. This module is all about tools and techniques to create teams that last.
Module 5: How to Create an Irresistible Culture of Excellence
Teacher: Gabe Norris
Learn what effective leaders do to consistently to achieve excellence and how to apply those principles to your team. Let’s explore how this constant pursuit will not only grab people’s attention, but also draw them towards Christ.
Module 6: Care for the Leader’s Soul
Teacher: Beth Guckenberger
When we are running the race, we often forget to pause before the Lord. We believe that self-care is selfish, and we press on in an unhealthy way.Discover how to take care of yourself so you can continue on serving the Lord and His sheep.