Childrens Ministries Institute
The main campus of the Children's Ministries Institute® is located in Warrenton, Missouri, 50 miles west of St. Louis, just off Interstate 70 at the International Headquarters of Child Evangelism Fellowship. The quiet campus is situated on over 600 acres of rolling hills and includes a small lake, a swimming pool and picnic areas. The peaceful atmosphere provides a pleasant place for students to walk, play or just relax.
Child Evangelism Fellowship is the world's largest mission agency to children. Last year over 19.9 million children were reached in CEF ministries in 195 countries! For more than 75 years CEF has successfully met the challenge of training thousands of Christians to evangelize and disciple children. Children's Ministries Institute is actively preparing leaders for strategic ministry to today's child.
Child Evangelism Fellowship and CMI firmly believe that one of the main tasks of the Church today is to take the good news of salvation to "every creature" (Mark 16:15). Down through the centuries the emphasis in many churches has been placed on youth and adults. However, the children have been desperately neglected.
Programs of Study
The Children's Ministries Institute (CMI) offers several different diploma and certificate programs. Each has a distinct emphasis and time commitment.