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Reach children and their families for Christ

You can learn to communicate biblical truth to children and families when you earn your Associate of Ministry in Children and Family Ministry from Moody. You’ll practice serving with compassion and skill in any context. Teach developmentally appropriate curriculum that is biblically sound and theologically informed to meet the spiritual and developmental needs of children and families.

Whether you take classes in-person on the Chicago campus or online wherever you are, you’ll learn to design, you’ll learn to design children and family ministry programs and execute people-helping skills effectively to assist them from a biblical framework.

See also: Bachelor’s in Children and Family Ministry Certificate in Children and Family Ministry

Meet your Children and Family Ministry professors

Study with professors who care about you, challenge you, and invest in your growth. Graduate prepared to share the gospel anywhere God takes you.


Elizabeth Smith prepares you to reach children and families for Christ.

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Hear why Tim Downey teaches his students to pursue Christ.

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Your Classes

Become an expert in ministering to children and families with these informative courses:

Core classes

  • Bible and theology (15 credits)
  • Ministry Studies (12 credits)
  • General Studies (18 credits)


Children and Family Ministry

  • Foundations for CFM
  • Special needs CFM
  • Teaching and Ministry Skills for CFM
  • Issues and Counseling for Youth
  • Parenting and Family Programming (online only)


Your Career Opportunities

After you earn an associate degree in Children and Family Ministry, you’ll be fully trained to serve in:

  • Churches
  • Ministries with inner-city kids
  • Orphanages
  • Counseling centers
  • Daycare facilities

Financial Aid

For on-campus residential students, every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, sponsored by faithful donors. Every residential Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $12,960 a year. Off-campus commuter and online students pay $380 per credit hour. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

Tuition & Fees