As an International Children’s Ministries Master Trainer, it is expected that candidates will have participated and/or be in the process of completing the training programs offered by our ministries. This criteria includes:
- Completion of the Impact Certification Program
- Participation in at least one Institute of Children’s Ministry
- Taught in three areas of concentration at an International Institute of Children’s Ministry
Completion of the Impact Certification Program
All Master Trainers must have completed the ten training modules of the Impact Certification Program. These courses can be completed at any time and can include either the correspondence or online versions of the program.
Participation in at least one Institute of Children’s Ministry
All Master Trainers must have participated in at least one Institute of Children’s Ministry. The Institute of Children’s Ministry is conducted biennially in North America, and randomly throughout the year in various nations. This requirement can be met by attending any ICM.
Taught in three areas of concentration at an International Institute of Children’s Ministry
All Master Trainers must have presented courses in three areas of concentration at an International Institute of Children’s Ministry. Presently the areas of concentration include:
Spiritual Formation, Ministry Foundations, Classroom Management, Discipleship, Evangelism, and Technique. The teaching manuscript and supplies will be provided to the trainer. At the end of each presentation, the International Director of Children’s Ministries will critique the presenter in the areas of skillful presentation, faithfulness to the content of the course, and engagement with the audience. It is recommended that these three presentations not be during the same institute but spread across two to three international institutes.
Upon completion of the required documentation, each applicant will be interviewed by the International Director of Children’s Ministries. If approved for the program, the applicant will receive a formal letter of acceptance and invitation to schedule participation in an international institute (based on availability). The trainer-in-training will also be assigned a mentor for the process who will be available to guide them through their process, pray with them, and monitor their progress.
Formally applying to become a Master Trainer is an important part of the process; however, simply meeting the requirement criteria does not guarantee your place on the team. In addition to the qualifications above, the performance of the individual, desire to serve, teachability in the required skills for training, and communication skills are important factors in delivering our content and serving as a representative of our team.