The Program

Earn a Diploma in Children’s Ministry from Kidmin Academy! The Kidmin Academy Diploma Program is designed to educate and empower those who minister to children and families.

When you enroll in The Kidmin Academy Diploma Program, you will enter a 12-month program that will give you the tools you need to minister to children and families. This program is perfect for any leader in children’s, youth or family ministry!

100% Online

Kidmin Academy is entirely online. You will learn from some of the most respected children’s and family ministry leaders today through virtual classroom experiences, a private online community, required reading, assignments, and more.

Time Commitment

The Kidmin Academy Diploma Program is a 12-month program. Each month there is one virtual classroom experience where you will learn from a member of our faculty and will interact with other students in your cohort. Each virtual classroom experience is 2 hours long.

In addition to the monthly video conferences, you will have required reading and assignments. You should plan on a total of 3-5 hours of work each week.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate and receive your Kidmin Academy Diploma in Children's Ministry, you must successfully complete the 12 modules (outlined below). These 12 Core Modules are required by our Dean.

IWU College credits for Kidmin Academy Graduates!

INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY is excited to announce a new partnership with Kidmin Academy! Graduates of Kidmin Academy are now eligible to receive fi ve (5) hours of assessed credit from IWU's Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) toward two of IWU's online degree programs.

Graduates of Kidmin Academy are now eligible to receive five (5) hours of assessed credit from IWU's Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) toward two of IWU's online degree programs.

Additionally, IWU is waiving its PLA assessment fees for Kidmin Academy graduates. That means you save $1,745 toward an associate degree program or $2,175 toward a bachelor's degree program.

Core Modules

Completion of all 12 are required for graduation.
  • Course Name
    Course Detail
  • KMA101
    Church/Parent Partnership: This course examines what happens when a family serves together and how to build service opportunities into the DNA of your ministry.
    Beth Guckenberger
  • KMA102
    Special Needs: This course will help you create and maintain a special needs ministry that will become an outreach to your community.
    Marie Kuck
  • KMA103
    Bringing Bible to Life: This course provides the student with the necessary tools and skills to teach the Bible in such a way that it comes to life for kids!
    Karl Bastian
  • KMA104
    Early Childhood: A study on providing quality care and transformational educational experiences for young children.
    Tina Houser
  • KMA105
    Kids Worship: Get training on how to get kids excited and engaged in worship!
  • KMA106
    Digital Ministry: Practical aspects of ministering in a digital age are covered in this course, including social networking, digital technology, and more.
    Ryan Frank
  • KMA107
    OCT 2018
    Kidmin Leadership: This course examines the basics in children's ministry leadership. Topics include recruiting and keeping volunteers, security and safety, budgeting, spiritual formation, worship, partnering with parents and more.
    Brian Dollar
  • KMA108
    Volunteers: Provides a biblical foundation for working with volunteers and offers insight into recruiting and keeping them for the long haul.
    Frank Bealer
  • KMA109
    Innovation: If there’s one thing that children’s ministries need today, it’s more innovation in our methods. During this module, you will be reminded that the mission never changes, but the methods must change!
    Martijn van Tilborgh
  • KMA110
    Next Level Creativity: Creativity is an essential component in every aspect of your ministry. This course will show you how to take a creative look at your environments, lighting, curriculum, events, games, and more.
    Corinne Noble
  • KMA111
    Personal and Organizational Leadership: In this course, students will learn the personal leadership skills that are essential for effective team and organizational growth.
    Sam Chand
  • KMA112
    Preteens: Preteens represent an important age group with special needs. They are at a unique stage in their physical, emotional, and spiritual development. This module will help you build and grow an effective preteen ministry.
    Sean Sweet

*Please note: The courses and dates are subject to change throughout the year.

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