I have looked forward for many years to each CMTA event. The workshops are filled with practical and inspirational ideas. The speaker/participant interaction is outstanding. I think CMTA is a perfect time to bring people from your church and get some excellent training while you build relationships. I hope you take advantage of this year’s CMTA. It has something for everyone in your church.

Jim Burns, Ph.D.,  President, HomeWord
Author of Creating an Intimate Marriage and Confident Parenting

Where does one start when commenting on CMTA/GLASS Conventions? I’ve attended the last 31 conventions and looking forward to many more the Good Lord willing. I’ve always tried to attend the workshops that supported the of Christian Education that I was involved in at the time (High School, College, Young Marrieds and Adults).

I always found the workshops and the instructors to be top notch. Also, the registration fees and the luncheon fees have always been unbelievably low. In industry my company paid as much as $1,000 a day for me to attend a seminar. Keep up the good work, and keep going until He comes again.

Harry A. Matthews III – Torrance, CA
First Baptist Church of Torrance

I used to live in the LA area and attended the conventions. They are very well organized and implemented. They are worth the extra time and expense it takes to get there from Texas.

Thanks for all the hard work it takes to put on a convention like that of the CMTA.

Cindi Weber – McAllen, TX

I attended my first convention in 1996 while I was at Fuller Theological Seminary. It was a tremendous experience that I will never forget. The faculty were 100% there for every person attending the workshops. The practical nature of the workshops were so immediately applicable it helped me the next week in church ministry. Thank God for CMTA!

ReeAnn Hyde – Arcadia, CA
Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene

As a retired Teaching Ministries Director my interest in systematic training for Bible teachers has actually grown. Teacher training is the subject of both my writing and mentoring activities. When I directed five teaching ministries of a local church, I required a high commitment from volunteer teachers. The result was a strong commitment from them. The regular teachers were required to complete a “Basic” training on the “Teaching Process” and to participate in a continuous training program. That included a home study in Teaching Basics by D. Dale with a Final Exam, an in-house seminar in the Spring and GLASS in the fall. Annual participation in two events was required to maintain their Teacher Certification as Regular (not Subs) Teachers. Without GLASS a cornerstone of effective Bible teaching would be lost from this community.

Thank you for giving me this special opportunity in CMTA.

Bruce Kirkpatrick – West Hills, CA Simi Alliance Church, Simi Valley, CA


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