Military Children’s Ministry
Military life can be difficult for all involved. Children in military families need people in their lives to anchor them in Jesus Christ, the Rock of Ages. A Good News Club held in a home or school in a military neighborhood provides stability and life-changing truth.
About four million people call the U.S. military “home.” This includes over one million children of military and civilian personnel. Within this American subculture, approximately 25 to 35 percent of the people in a given community move every year. Most assignments for people in the U.S. military last a mere two to three years with the end of the assignment possibly bringing a move across the world. Children in this environment must continually adjust and make new friends. One or both parents may leave on deployment or on an unaccompanied assignment for six months to a year. Military life can be difficult for all involved. These children need people in their lives to anchor them in Jesus, the Rock of Ages.
A Good News Club is held in a home or school in the military neighborhood that is safe for a child to go to in time of trouble. It brings the teaching of biblical morality to this neighborhood. It connects the child and family to others where they live developing a good community spirit. It assists the chaplain in reaching the children during the week and discipling the children in the Word of God.
"A child of five, if properly instructed can as truly believe and be regenerated as an adult." ~ Charles Spurgeon
The international Camp Good News® program has been an active part of the ministry of CEF throughout the years. Using CEF owned or rented facilities, trained staff maintain an exciting program focused on evangelism and discipleship.
The dates, format, and cost of Camp Good News are typically different in each local area. Contact us today to find out more about Camp Good News.
Child Evangelism Fellowship nor any of its chapters has never been a sponsor of, employed personnel, or had any other affiliation with Camp Good News of Sandwich, Massachusetts. CEF does operate summer camp programs under the name “Camp Good News” which is a registered trademark of CEF.
Christian Youth In Action
Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™) is a program designed to train you and a team of other young people in effective and engaging ways to teach children about God. You will attend a one to two week training school where you will learn to present the Gospel clearly on a child’s level, counsel a child for salvation and lead a dynamic club ministry for kids. Components of this club include teaching a Bible lesson, a real-life missionary story and a Bible verse as well as leading songs, games and a fun review time.
After this training, you will return to your local community and teach clubs at various locations with a team of other young people. These clubs take place out in the community with predominantly unsaved kids who don’t regularly attend church. You will be able to take the light of the Gospel to them in their apartment complexes, day care centers, neighborhoods, schools and other community locations. You will teach clubs from one to four weeks during the summer.
If you have a heart for ministry and want to team up with other young people to reach the children in your community, then CYIA is for you!
Just think, this summer you can:
Reach boys and girls with the Gospel
See your faith and vision grow deeper
Build new friendships that will last a lifetime
Grow in communication, teamwork, endurance, responsibility, and self-confidence
Gain experience for ministry in your own local church, school or vocation
Now, doesn’t THAT sound like a rewarding summer?!