For more than 80 years God has given Child Evangelism Fellowship a number of unique ministries which have proven to be effective tools in our effort to evangelize and disciple children.
Find out how God continues to use the exciting club ministries CEF offers around the world. Good News Club, a weekly club during the school year, is more popular than ever following the Supreme Court victory allowing Good News Club to take place in public schools across America. Our summer 5-Day Club outreach takes place over the course of a five day period, offering a unique opportunity for children to interact with teenagers who receive training in the Christian Youth In Action program.
"A child of five, if properly instructed can as truly believe and be regenerated as an adult." ~ Charles Spurgeon
Good News Club®
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission.
Can we really teach the Bible in public schools?
Yes! The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time. Now children in the U.S. have that opportunity, too! In 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States after school hours on the same terms as other community groups. Children attend Good News Club only with their parents' permission.
What is taught in Good News Club?
Each week an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press is presented. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a mission story, and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.
Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust the Lord Jesus as Savior. Every club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. All children are encouraged to attend a local church.
Who teaches a Good News Club?
Christians who are concerned for boys and girls work together volunteering their time and energy to teach Good News Club. They are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to have a club that is exciting and informative so that children will want to keep coming. Teachers are asked to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization. Adults working with the program are screened according to our child protection policy. In the United States, there is a movement among churches to adopt a public school Good News Club.
How can I get involved?
There are several opportunities to be involved with a Good News Club. You can pray for the children and teachers in the club. Become a club teacher or helper by contacting your local chapter and asking about training and opportunities.
5-Day Club® is an exciting, fun-filled one and a half hour held each day for five consecutive days. It includes: dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, inspiring missionary stories, meaningful songs, life-changing Scripture memorization.
Who sponsors the club?
5-Day Club is sponsored by CEF, an international, Bible-centered organization, which has been in existence for over 75 years. CEF currently ministers in 195 countries, teaching biblical principles to more than 19.9 million children each year.
Many times local churches co-sponsor the club as an effective outreach.
Who can attend?
5-Day Club is open to all boys and girls between the ages of five and twelve, regardless of religious background. Parents are welcome to attend the club with their child.
Who teaches the club?
Christians who are concerned for the spiritual well-being of children teach the club. These teachers have received specialized training from CEF and are carefully screened as required by the child protection policy of CEF.
Is there any cost?
There is no charge for children to attend. An optional missionary offering will be taken each day.
How will the club benefit children?
Children will learn: biblical principles, moral values, character qualities, respect for authority. They will learn that Jesus loves them, how they can become a child of God, and grow in their faith if they have already believed in Him.
Will children be safe?
CEF has taken specific steps to ensure the safety of every child. All club workers have been carefully screened as required by the child protection policy of CEF.
Contact us to learn more about the 5-Day Club in your area.