One of the most exciting new things we’ve been able to put together this year is our new podcast. It’s a collaborative project featuring me, Brad Tate, Lori Bethran and Trevor Adams. We start the show by discussing current topics or news. Then, we feature an interview with a leader in children’s ministry. Finally, we wrap up the show with a question and answer time. During the question and answer segment, we address topics which have come up in conversation from our community. You can send your questions in to

You can access our podcast using iTunes or Stitcher. In both cases, it is completely free. You can find us by using the search feature or by going to our webpage here: CMNow

Give it a listen. Then, we would encourage you to share it with your children’s ministry volunteers. Once they subscribe, it will be a great tool for helping them to continue to grow in their ability to lead at your church.

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Michael Chanley

Michael Chanley is an ordained minister with over 18 years experience serving families and children. He has served in churches with 30 members to ones with over 30,000. He now serves as the President and Executive Director of CMConnect.

He is also the author of “Collaborate: Family + Church” a collaborative work by 35 authors on how the church can impact the family. Chanley is an award winning speaker and does training, consulting and ministry work internationally on issues related to Children’s and Family Ministry. He has travelled to over 34 countries and has a genuine heart to serve and train leaders of leaders with a focus on leadership in the local church and discipleship of children.
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