Equip Starter Course

Begin kidmin training
with a FREE Starter Course

Class begins Fall of 2018

What is the Equip Starter Course for Kidmin?

The Equip Starter Course is a FREE, 8-week kidmin training course designed for children’s and family ministry leaders. Those participating in Equip will interact with the best, foundational content and experience kidmin training geared toward helping leaders advance and grow in their leadership, vision, and practical skills.

Equip Starter Course

Kidmin Training Features

Students receive course content and assignments every week in their inbox. All participants are invited to interact in a private Facebook group hosted by INCM staff, leaders from partner organizations, Bethel Seminary staff, and program graduates. Throughout the course, INCM will host webinars for live interaction with kidmin experts and faculty.


Equip is only 8 weeks long.


Available in your inbox and on your smartphone – kidmin training available anytime, anywhere


Designed to help you connect with kidmin on the journey and build a relationship with INCM staff and faculty


Receive a course certificate of completion for completing the kidmin training during Equip


Complete Equip and receive a $100 scholarship for the Engage Children’s Ministry Certificate


Created for kidmin leaders of all experience levels – whether you are a new kidmin or veteran children’s pastor


What are the course dates?


Cohort E of the Equip Starter Course launches on February 20, 2018 and concludes the week of May 1, 2018


What if I miss the start date?


No worries – it’s easy to catch up. We will leave the course open so you can participate.


Who is the program for?


Equip is open to all kidmin leaders, but the topics covered are aimed at leaders who have been in full-time children’s and family ministry less than 5 years.


What topics are covered?


  • Children’s Ministry 101
  • Communicating Vision
  • Servant Leadership
  • Safety & Security
  • Biblical Storytelling
  • Soul Care
  • Ministry Balance
  • What’s Next in Your Ministry Journey?


What is the program like?


Equip is a training course that is 100% online. Tuesday of each week, a new session will be posted on the Equip website. You’ll listen to the audio or watch the video session. A worksheet is provided with each lesson for you to download and print. These worksheets will help guide you through the content and key questions. Once you’ve finished each lesson, you’ll complete the quiz for that session.


What if I need more information?


Check out our Help Center located HERE


What is the pace of the program, and what if I fall behind?


There is one 60-minute session each week. Since these are recording posted on the Equip site, you can listen and process them whenever it works best for your schedule! They are accessible 24-7. After the eight sessions, there is a 2-week window where we leave the course open so you can finish at your pace.


Are there assignments to turn in?


No, but processing what you hear through the provided worksheets is important. We do not ask you to turn these in.


What if I don't pass the quiz?


There are only 4-6 questions, and they are very simple review questions. If you do not pass the first time, you will be able to take it again.


Level Up Specific Skills

Empower Master Classes
  • varied class length
  • flexible delivery
  • webinars
  • network with leaders
  • scholarship towards Engage
  • specialized learning
  • course certificate