The Central District Children's Council exists to:
- 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 Central District Children's Ministry CMA site on Facebook where you can join in discussions and share prayer requests, ideas or comments. You will even be able to register there for our events!
All Children's Workers or anyone interested in Children's Ministry are invited to come out for Coffee & Conversations! This is a sweet time of conversation, a breath of fresh air, and encouragement in ministry. The coffee is on us! Breakfast options are available as well.
Our next gathering will be at Passengers Cafe in Cleveland (2090 W. 25th St.) on Friday, August 17 from 9:30-11:30 am.
Click the button below to view future gathering times and locations. Please note: Our Aug. 17 and Dec. 7 gatherings will be extra special with giveaways and a Christmas party!
Mark Your Calendar!
NEXT is an affordable and practical one-day training designed to equip and encourage adult volunteers who works with youth and kids, and high school students who want to discover their calling. Our next conference is on November 10, 2018 at Dover Alliance Church in Dover, OH.
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 (Point Person), Freshwater Community Church (Wadsworth, OH) 330.618.0968
Bethany Bell, Grace Church (Middleburg Heights, OH) 614.325.5513
Nikki Gautier, Dover Alliance Church (Dover, OH) 330.663.6527
Bekie Smith, NewLife Community Church (Fredericktown, OH) 740.485.7867
Jon-Michael Cake, Grace Church (Middleburg Heights, OH) 440.243.4885
Wendy Gierhart, Westside Alliance (Cleveland, OH) 845.405.6611