The Children's Ministry Membership (CMM) provides over 25 resources for children's ministry. It includes five Sunday School multi-year curricula, six VBS programs, six seasonal programs, liturgical resources, teacher training and more! There are two judicatory options available:
The CCM Judicatory Sponsorship is a partnership between the diocese (synod, conference) and LeaderResources that provides a 25% discount to congregations who chose to become a CYM member, an honorarium for a Diocesan Coordinator and discounts on a diocesan training. The diocese and LeaderResources agree on a Diocesan Coordinator who is responsible for helping congregations learn about the CYM and how to utilize it and, if desired, arranges an annual training sessions. This lower priced options is a way for dioceses to support youth ministry in congregations by lowering the cost for congregational use. It is ideally suited for a dioceses that has a youth ministry staff person (who could serve as the Diocesan Coordinator) and wants to offer congregations multiple options.
The CMM Judicatory Membership provides every congregation in your diocese (synod, presbytery, etc.) access to these resources during your membership term. The advantage to this is that congregations will have a broad range of resources. If one resource doesn't work well, they can simply download another one. Smaller congregations, in particular, benefit from access to programs they otherwise may not be able to afford. Larger congregations can be asked to help pay for the judicatory membership. Or, a single donor may be willing to fund this membership -- supporting children's ministry is often an easy thing to fund for someone who wants to make a real difference.
The CMM Judicatory Membership is ideally suited for dioceses (synods, presbyteries) without a children's ministry staff person. It has the benefit of giving dioceses something of value to give to congregations. Children's ministry is one of the most popular ministries -- so providing these resources is a way a diocese can support that ministry in its congregations.