Good News Club
Here's some general information about Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF).
CEF was established in 1937 by Jesse Overholtzer. The purpose of CEF has not changed: To evangelize boys and girls in the Gospel of Christ, to disciple them in the Word of God, and to establish them in a local Bible-believing church. CEF seeks to build bridges between churches and communities so that children and their families will come to know the Lord.
CEF helps churches build bridges through many ministries. Two main ministries are:
1.) Good News Club
These take place after school in public schools or in community centers/apartment complexes. They're held once a week for about 1.5 hours. During this time children sing songs, play games, memorize scriptures, and are taught a Bible lesson. Each week the children also hear the Gospel and have an opportunity to receive Jesus as their Savior. Children are also discipled at GNC, and as a result many churches begin to see new families in attendance.
2.) 5-Day Club
These clubs take place during the summertime. They take the concept for a VBS into the neighborhoods. During that time children are invited from nearby homes to a host home for typical VBS activities: songs, games, Bible lesson, missionary story, etc. Each week they also hear the Gospel and are given a chance to respond. As with the GNC, children are also discipled and churches grow.
To learn more about the Good News Club, please contact Pastor Roland