• Equip children's leaders with relevant, biblical training so that they are bold and confident as they teach their children how to know Jesus and as they guide them in that relationship with Him. (2 Timothy 2:2- And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Psalm 78:6- So the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would teach their children.)
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for children's ministry leaders in the Central District to connect locally and regionally. (Hebrews 10:25- Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Romans 12:5- So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.)
  • Encounter God in new and fresh ways through gatherings that create space to seek Him and enjoy His presence. (Matthew 22:37- You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 11:28- "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Psalm 37:7- "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.")

Connect to our networking site on Facebook at Central District Children's Ministry CMA where you can join in discussions and share prayer requests, ideas or comments. You will even be able to register there for our events!




The C&MA has printed a revised version of Safe Place!  CLICK to purchase. 

This is a great resource to use for safety policies and procedures. This book will encompass all you need to effectively run your ministries. 


Children's Ministry Council

  • Beth Falkenberg, Leader from Freshwater Community Church (Wadsworth, OH) 330.618.0968
  • Bethany Bell from Grace Church (Middleburg Heights, OH) 614.325.5513

  • Nikki Gautier from Dover Alliance Church (Dover, OH) 330-663-6527

  • Bekie Smith from NewLife Community Church (Fredericktown, OH) 740-485-7867

  • Jon-Michael Cake from Grace Church (Middleburg Heights, OH) 440.243.4885

  • Sean O'Connor from Hope Church (Brunswick, OH) 216.906.4372