2016 in review… and a preview of 2017

Tory Almond pics 1Where we’ve been and where we’re going!

CMConnect exists to connect, serve and advance under-resourced children’s workers from all over the world.

We focus on training from the New Testament, not a resource.
We focus on advancing indigenous leaders at local churches.

We focus on leading leaders of children, not teaching children.

Here are a few highlights from 2016:
  • Rwanda – trained around 300 leaders in the Anglican Church to use a children’s Discipleship Program in partnership with DCCScreen Shot 2016-03-24 at 1.53.01 PM
  • CMConference – hosted at LHCC, had about 600 attendees and over 100 training options, people came from all over the world
  • Tanzania – trained about 250 leaders in the Lutheran Church to train trainers in children’s ministry Discipleship
  • Office – opened our new office space at the Mellwood Art Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Ghana – provided coaching, consulting and training for a couple hundred leaders at a church of 3500 in Accra. Then, provided training for teachers at a local International School and orphanage.
  • Belize – we led two teams to Central America where we worked in partnership with one of our network ministries, Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus, to launch some evangelical dance ministry and to serve a local school.
  • Training – over 1,100 leaders in local ministries from all over the world
  • Volunteers – over 100 people served to help us in our mission
Lebanon 2016 - RemarkAble Teachers' Training PhotoLooking Forward to 2017, we have budgeted the following ministry plans…
  • Discipleship Program – we are beginning our new program to train local church leaders on multiplying their leadership capacity
  • Consulting – we will be working with some local churches to help them lift up the level of their church’s children’s ministry efforts
  • CMConference – will be on February 20-23 at Graceland Baptist in New Albany, Indiana… just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky
  • Lebanon – training with local teachers
  • Kenya – attend and participate in Global Children’s Conference
  • Togo, Benin (behNEEN), Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast – training in Discipleship
  • Other trainings are also being developed.
Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 5.52.19 PMOur budget in 2017 requires us to raise an additional $30,000 or $40,000 in funding, depending on where travel expenses end and which programs are able to get finalized through our local partners. There is a great need for the work we are doing. So many children are living without hope of a better tomorrow. So many are facing desperate conditions.
As a potential donor, we invite you to join with us in the great joy we have experienced in seeing God’s work expanded through serving local leaders around the world!
Please keep us in your prayers and, if God has provided for you the opportunity, consider supporting our team. You can go to Donate.CMConnect.org  to make a donation. If your church supports missions work, we would love to sit down and talk with your team.
cookies at conference 2016
Thanks and many blessings to you in the New Year!
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