Leadership Development Series

Our “Leadership Development Series” is a resource to equip board members as they invest in the spiritual lives of children through promotion, funding and governance of the ministry.

  • Courses are facilitated by leadership from the next higher office (state director or district director).
  • Passwords and materials are provided by a state director or a district director.
  • For additional information or help, email Richard Summerford (richard.summerford@cefonline.com), Associate Director Leadership Development.


Victorious Ministry Through Strong Board Leadership

  • Seek God’s Vision
  • Build a Strong Board
  • Gain Funding
  • Find the Right Director and Staff
  • Open New Areas


Because this course has a different approach to leadership development than other such courses we believe it is advantageous for every board member, committee member, and executive staff such as director, assistant director and/or ministry coordinator. The principles contained in the materials extracted from God’s Word are applicable for all connections and relationships within CEF®, especially as we have written within the context of the leadership team. The hopeful desire is for each individual to understand and apply the biblical principle in their lives and role of leadership to bring the rightful glory to God and exercise within the authority He has established for His will to be accomplished and mission fulfilled.


These six sessions will provide an overview of God’s purpose for this ministry, its heritage, programs and organization. It continues with member’s responsibilities and goals, providing practical helps to become accomplished with their duties.

(Future online series: Ministry Builders (audio) and BluePrint)

How Can I Get Involved?

There are several opportunities to be involved.  Contact your state office about opportunities.