Discover the non-sugarcoated truth about why some children’s ministry leaders are admired and respected… while others are mocked and ignored!

"Do You Make
These Mistakes In
Children's Ministry?"

From: Matilda McConnel
President, Children’s Ministry Academy

Tuesday, 1:24 PM

Dear Children’s Ministry Leader,

Do you know what to do when a child in your Sunday School class starts acting wild and out of control?

Are you aware of the REAL REASON students stop attending children’s ministry programs?

Did you know that 8 out of 10 Sunday School teachers struggle when faced with mixed age classes... and that there's a secret 100-year-old “one room schoolhouse” teaching technique that quickly and easily commands the attention your entire class?

These are just a few examples of innocent but costly mistakes almost every children’s ministry leader makes. Mistakes that reduce your credibility with parents... hurt your reputation with students... and can make your involvement in children’s ministry a nightmare.

Here's the truth.

If your children’s ministry position isn't as fun and rewarding as you hoped it would be... then please, don't worry.

It's Not Your Fault!

It's not a lack of faith... or intelligence... or enthusiasm... or even dedication that causes children’s ministry leaders to make these crippling mistakes.

It's simply a lack of training.

Our studies show that 71% of children’s ministry leaders, teachers, and volunteers have never been shown the true secrets to classroom success.

Sure - some of us might be extremely knowledgeable of the Bible’s teachings. But how many of us know how to mentor a group of young people... kids that have little or no patience to let you "learn on the job"?

How many of us know the secrets to effective student-teacher-parent-church communication? ... how to identify kids that have learning disabilities that might hinder them from learning God’s Word?

... how to motivate your students based on their individual learning styles? ... how to make your lessons relevant to Christian life in the 21st century? ... how to prevent behavior problems before they start?

Think about it.

If you were building a house, would you start out with a hammer, a screwdriver, and a pile of rotting 2x4's?

Or would you want a complete blueprint designed by the country's top homebuilder... a step by step manual describing every stage of the building process... a crew of experienced carpenters, handymen, plumbers, and electricians... and a truck full of the latest high-end equipment and materials from Home Depot?

It's the same thing with children’s ministry. After all, we are building the moral foundation for the next generation of Christians. More knowledge + more tools = better results.

And so, I figure it’s time to reveal the honest, bottom-line scoop on

Children’s Ministry Leader

The kind of leader who gets maximum effort and enthusiasm out of her students every single Sunday.

The kind of leader who can quickly adjust her lesson based on class size, student age range, and student familiarity with the Bible.

The kind of leader who automatically commands the respect of parents and church colleagues, so you have a constant stream of volunteers to help with any task you need.

The truth is, it’s EASY to become this kind of leader... once you discover the secrets.

And that’s where the Children’s Ministry Academy comes in.

Introducing The CMA Classroom
Management Certification Program

Since 2005, the CMA has provided top-quality children’s ministry training to leaders, teachers, parents, and volunteers in all 50 states (and 8 different countries).

With our "Classroom Management" certification, you can quickly and easily “tune up” your knowledge and skills to create an amazingly positive impact on your youth ministry program.

You might have seen us featured in Today’s Christian, Christianity Today, Ministry Today, Your Church, or countless other publications.

And Christian educators from across the world are singing our praises for the incredible impact we're having on Children’s Ministry Programs.

"I'm More Confident And Self-Assured"

"I found the course to be very motivating and encouraging. The scenarios provided real-life examples of how to overcome common Sunday School challenges. After learning these techniques, I no longer get stressed out or worried about teaching my class.

I'm more confident and self-assured and other members of my church have even noticed! I'd highly recommend it to anyone involved in any type of children's ministry."

Gail Shepherd
Clarksville, TN

"Simple And Easy To Access"

"I can only think of one word to sum up this program: Fabulous! Loads of specific strategies for helping kids apply God's Word to their lives.

The online format was simple and easy to access, and I enjoyed the interactive activities and feedback from experts."

Lila Plaistow
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

"Time Saving Tips That Really Worked For Me!"

"I enrolled in this program after God led me to volunteer to teach a Sunday school class at church. I had no prior teaching experience and was a bit nervous about this new commitment.

The CMA program gave me a lot of insight on how children like to learn, and the best way to teach them. The handouts and audio sessions were packed with knowledge and time-saving tips that really worked for me."

Juanita Franklin
Manchester, New Hampshire

Our training program is genuine, backed up by over 37 months of research and overflowing with expert insights from the country’s most successful children’s ministry leaders.

Guaranteed To Boost
Your Teaching Confidence!

And today, you can discover these secrets to leading a successful children’s ministry program – risk free – by enrolling in our Certification Program!

This incredible package includes six expert-designed course modules:

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Module #1: Age- Appropriate Teaching
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Module #2: Learning Styles
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Module #3: Teaching Children with Special Needs and/or Challenges
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Module #4: Behavior Problems and Discipline
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Module #5: Overcoming Teaching Challenges
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Module #6: Improving Parent Commitment

The first module is jam-packed with loads of proven tips and strategies for effectively teaching children based on their developmental age.

Here’s a small sample of what's included:

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Discover what students of different ages (2-12 years old) are able to understand and achieve along 5 key dimensions:

  • Mental,
  • Social,
  • Emotional,
  • Spiritual,
  • Physical
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Specific techniques to know whether your class "got it".
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The ideal age to begin teaching the concepts of symbolism, Biblical history, morality, salvation, and much more.
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How to organize your lesson plan so that you don’t lose the children when their attention spans begin to waver.
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How to know if your teacher to student ratio is putting your lesson at risk of failure (before you even begin class!)
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How to encourage age-appropriate learning in a classroom full of multiple ages. (This home schooling secret is much easier than you think)

Once you're done, you'll move onto module #2, Learning Styles. Inside, you'll discover a teaching approach designed to bring out the best in each individual student…

Here's a small taste of what's included:

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How to create a positive learning environment that keeps both right-brained and left-brained students engaged and interested.
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How to teach a lesson using verbal, visual, and tactical cues (students learn up to 45% faster when you combine these 3 simple techniques).
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How to tell when an auditory learner is struggling with written directions.
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Discover the learning “shift” that occurs when children approach the age of nine (and learn how to adjust your teaching style accordingly).
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An easy-as-pie method for determining the learning style of each child in your class (plus: determine what each child’s secondary learning style is!)
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How to effectively minister to Kinesthetic Learners who crave hands-on learning (this group is often the most neglected in traditional learning environments).
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How to engage visual learners during a lecture or sermon (this has nothing to do with slides or power point!).

Did you know that around 16% of boys and 8% of girls aged 5-17 years have been diagnosed with ADHD or a Learning Disability? (Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services).

That means that chances are high you’ll be asked to teach a child with a learning disability at some point in your children’s ministry experience. Are you prepared to handle that challenge?

Inside our “Teaching Children with Special Needs and Learning Disabilities” module, you'll discover how to recognize and teach children with various learning disabilities and challenges...

Here's a small sample of what's included:

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How to interact with parents whose children have special challenges so that they are reassured and you are best equipped to help their children learn the word of God.
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The best way to introduce a challenged child to your class. Discover what circumstances require you to tell your class a little about the child’s disability (plus: know when to say nothing at all!).
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How to adjust your teaching to accommodate physically, audibly, visually, and/or learning challenged students.
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The single most important thing to remember when you have an Autistic or Aspergers child into your class.
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4 easy ways to modify your lesson to best serve children with ADHD

Your next module is called “Behavior Problems and Discipline”... where you learn the real "veteran secrets" to keeping your classroom “in-line” (best news: you don’t have to turn into a scary ogre!).

Here's what you'll learn:

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How to define boundaries, pre-empt problems and effectively guide students toward better behavior.
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The number 1 key to keeping a class attentive and well behaved.
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How to establish rules for your class that encourage positive behavior in students (avoid the 2 biggest mistakes teachers make when creating rules for their students)
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What to do when the behavior of your entire class seems to spiral out of control.
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7 strategies for dealing with a disruptive child.
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How to bring up behavior problems with parents in a way that won’t make them defensive.

Here's where it gets REALLY interesting. In module #5, "Overcoming Teaching Challenges”, you'll discover answers to your most common and pressing teaching obstacles.

Here's what you'll learn:

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How to quickly adjust your lesson plan based on the number of children who arrive for class.
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Learn how to prepare fun activities and projects for your students so you’ll be ready if 3 OR 40 children show up!
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2 great teaching strategies to keep children on track with your week-to-week lessons... even if their attendance is inconsistent.
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How to put off a difficult question that will sidetrack your entire lesson.
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Discover when it is OK to say “I don’t know” to a student’s question (PLUS, how to turn your uncertainty into the best lesson you’ve given all year).
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How to teach a class made up of students who are less versed in the Bible than others.
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The best way to teach students who have one parent who is passionate about their faith, and another parent who is a non-believer.

In the final module, you’ll learn about “Improving Parental Commitment” in your Children’s Ministry Program.

Here's what you'll learn:

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How to encourage parents to take interest in your lessons and continue the week’s learning at home.
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The best way to approach parents when:

  1. Children’s attendance is inconsistent.
  2. They consistently drop their children off late for class.
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What to do when a parent is undermining your lesson at home.
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The “magic sentence” that will quickly make parents see you as a friend and WANT to help out in any capacity.
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The 4 critical steps necessary when welcoming a parent into your class.
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The biggest mistake Sunday school teachers make during “pick up time” after class is finished.
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Discover what is far more important to your students (and their parents) than learning the information contained in the Bible.

You can earn your entire Children’s Ministry Academy Certification in less than one weekend, from the comfort of your own home or office.

And you’ll walk away with a world-class Children’s Ministry education that will instantly boost your classroom confidence and bolster your reputation.

Here’s How It Works

First, simply enroll online through our secure website. You’ll receive a unique login so you can access the course from the comfort of your own home, office, or anywhere you can connect to the Internet.
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Second, complete the online material at your convenience. Everything is easy to access… and no special computer skills are required. And we’ve made sure that this is not just another useless academic exercise.

All courses are designed as interactive learning modules – you’ll work through real-life scenarios and situations to increase your knowledge. At the end of the course, you’ll complete a short multiple choice exam.

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Third, after you’ve completed the requirements of your program, you’ll receive a certificate featuring your name and program details. Just print the certificate out as proof of your program completion.
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Your CMA Certification will identify you as a respected authority… and parents, students, and church leaders will be impressed by your commitment and blown away by your newfound knowledge.

And when you apply for your next position, you can even use your Children’s Ministry Academy certificate and transcript with your resume!

Here's what your certificate looks like:

Ready to enroll now? Just click on the button below to go to our Secure Priority Enrollment Form. Our payment processor, PayPal, uses the world's most advanced fraud prevention systems to ensure the security of your personal and financial information.

And we'll never share your account information with any unauthorized third party.

The whole enrollment process takes just 30 seconds, and is safer and more secure than paying for dinner at your favorite restaurant!

If you're still not sure, then keep listening… because there’s more. Lots more.

As a very special bonus for enrolling today, you'll get instant access to the CMA's Continuing Education Program, including

Over $138.00 Worth Of
FREE Teaching Tools

To start, you'll receive TWO full length audio interviews with renowned Children's Ministry experts:

Bonus Audio Seminar #1:
"How To Build A Dynamic Children's Ministry"
($39.00 value)

Inside this exclusive interview, one of the country's top children's pastors reveals her secrets to building a dynamic ministry, even if you lack money, volunteers, or church members!

Carol Koch co-pastors Christ Triumphant Church in Lee's Summit, Missouri along with her husband Alan. She has been in ministry for 25 years. Recently, her Children's Ministry program was featured in "Ministry Today" Magazine as an example of the "new breed" of dynamic ministries.

Perhaps like yourself, Carol's church isn't "huge" (they have 300 members). She doesn't have a vast budget or a large volunteer roster. What she DOES have is a tremendous desire to integrate children into the life of her church.

Bonus Audio Seminar #2:
"How To Get Children Excited & Involved In Your Ministry"
($39.00 value)

This revealing 62 minute audio resource provides a step by step guide to gettingthe kids in YOUR church excited and involved in your ministry.

Belinda Watson has been a leader in children's ministry for over 20 years. At one point in her career, she ministered to over 1,000 children EVERY Sunday. Today, Belinda is leading the Children's Ministry Program at Agape Faith Church in Clemmons, NC. She's best known for making her ministry an exciting "experience" for the children.

And... as an additional bonus for ordering today, you'll also receive 6 pre-designed children's ministry templates designed to make your life easy. Just print out these valuable templates and use them for your own ministry!

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Bonus #3: Curriculum Evaluation Checklist ($10.00 value)
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Bonus #4: Getting To Know You Form ($10.00 value)

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Bonus #5: Top to Bottom Nursery Safety Checklist ($10.00 value)
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Bonus #6: Preschool Children’s Ministry Evaluation Checklist ($10.00 value)
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Bonus #7: Program Planning Worksheet ($10.00 value)
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Bonus #8: Student Registration Form ($10.00 value)

Just enroll today and you'll get all 8 bonuses ($138.00 value) for FREE!

If the material is as good as I say (which it is), simply do nothing and your enrollment will continue. Every month, we’ll send you another set of teaching tools and the opportunity to earn another CMA credit, and you’ll be automatically charged a monthly tuition of only $19.95.

There's no obligation, and you can withdraw your enrollment at any time (even if you just want to review all the material for free, then withdraw before receiving anything else).

If you’d prefer not to join our Continuing Education Program and receive these amazing free bonuses, you can opt out with one click on our secure enrollment page. But don’t hesitate – this free bonus opportunity is only available when you enroll today!

Okay, so by now you're probably wondering

What's A Credential Like This Worth?

Getting a four year degree at a Bible college can cost up to $26,997.00 a year... and course material is usually heavy on theory... and light on practical application.

Even a basic children’s ministry teaching workshop at those same schools typically runs in the $400.00 range... and takes several weekends to complete.

(not to mention the time away from your family)

But the CMA certification program is different. You complete the material entirely online, right over your computer. You don't need to travel anywhere... or order any extra books or videos.

That's why we decided to set tuition at only $99.95.

But it keeps getting better.

If you enroll today, you'll also be awarded

A $50 Scholarship

… bringing your tuition down to just $49.95 (we hope affordable for even the smallest of church budgets).

And to make it even more of a no-brainer, you don't even have to say "Yes" today. Just say "Maybe" ... because you're covered by my personal, no risk...

Why would I make such a lopsided guarantee in your favor?

Well, the truth is, I'm not really worried about students dropping out.

Because The CMA System Works For Churches
Of All Denominations, Shapes And Sizes

Whether you minister at a small country church with 50 members... or a huge mega-church with a congregation that could pack a football stadium, these tips, techniques and teaching methods are guaranteed to revitalize your children's ministry program and fill your classroom with eager students!

And whether this is your first time on a church staff... or you're a 40 year veteran who's seen it all, I'm 100% sure that this certification program will be the best investment you’ve ever made.

With the secrets you'll discover inside this program, you'll be

A Thousand Times
More Confident

And you'll be shocked and delighted at the newfound RESPECT you'll get from students, parents, and peers.

Think of how good it’ll feel to have a recognized Children’s Ministry Academy credential in your back pocket.

And how confident you'll be when guiding your students toward a more meaningful understanding of the Bible… KNOWING that you’re backed up by decades of proven research and real world application.

But don’t wait. This $50 scholarship offer and the $138 in FREE teaching tools are only guaranteed if you enroll today.

The next move is up to you. Your CMA Certification is as risk free as an offer can come. If you’re committed to children’s ministry, and want to be taken seriously by your students and their families, then you’ll kick yourself forever if you miss this incredible opportunity.

And you and I both know - if you’ve read this far in the letter, you’re seriously interested in getting this valuable credential now.

All that’s left to do now is take action. Get started now!


Matilda McConnel
President, Children’s Ministry Academy

PS – Remember, by registering today, you've got nothing to lose.

You owe it to yourself (and your church) to take advantage of this generous "better-than-risk-free" opportunity.

Complete the Children’s Ministry Academy’s Certification Program, learn all of these simple secrets to successful teaching without risking a single penny.

If you don't see the results I've talked about in the first 60 days, we'll instantly refund your tuition with no questions asked.

PPS - If you'd prefer to pay your tuition by check or money order, click here to access our "enroll by mail" form. Just print it out and follow the instructions to enroll.


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