This residential course in English was held at the former European Headquarters of CEF in Kilchzimmer, Switzerland. 

Children’s Ministry Leadership Course

Intensive training course for children’s work

The Children’s Ministry Leadership Course (CMLC) provides specialised, practical training in children’s ministries. 

If you have a heart for reaching children with the Gospel and discipling them or if you desire to train others in this ministry, the CMLC is just what you are looking for.

More details about the course recently completed in Ireland in 2022 are here:

Here are details of the next CMLC course, which is hosted by CEF Ireland

This course is held from
22 September – 14 December (the full course)
22 September – 2 November (Module 1 – the first six weeks)
at the Seaview Camp & Conference Centre, Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland. (English)

  • Here is a copy of the CMLC Ireland flyer.
  • Cost:
    Full course – £1400/student (includes accommodation, meals & course materials)
    Module 1 – £700/student (includes accommodation, meals & course materials)

The CMLC courses are open for students from NW and SW European countries. If you are planning to come to this CMLC please note the following information:

  • Application forms are attached – both printable and digital formats.
  • Complete the application process as soon as you can.
  • Send it to
  • Arrangements will be made for you to be interviewed and your references will be followed up. After this is satisfactorily completed, CEF GB will forward your completed application form to the CMLC leadership team in Ireland, so that they can send you all the relevant information and answer any further questions you may have.
  • The closing date for CMLC applications in the autumn of 2024 is 31 July 2024. Only when processed application forms have been received can a reservation be confirmed.
  • Applications will operate on a first come, first served basis (the CMLC class size is 25 students).Application forms for these courses are available:
    CMLC Application form English digital version
    CMLC Application form English print version

For detailed information about the content of the course, please download our CMLC brochure.