Our Purpose, Vision & Values

Our Purpose

Child Evangelism Fellowship® is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, disciple them in the Word of God and establish them in a Bible believing church for Christian living.

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Our Vision

Our ministry vision is to reach Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day.

EVERY CHILD: God has given His people a clear commission—to reach every creature with the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our special mission in CEF is to evangelize every child. In the last ministry year our workers worldwide reached over 12 million children! CEF is committed to reaching 15 percent more each year. Strategic ministry choices such as Good News Across America, the Around the World in 80 Years project, Good News Club in public schools, the Truth Chasers Club and concentrating on high potential growth countries will help us reach this goal.

Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

EVERY NATION:  We are trusting God to open doors for CEF ministry in every nation by our 80th birthday in 2017.  Our goal for this year is to reach at least 10 more countries. Last year, we had active ministry to children in 176 countries. There are only 32 more to go!

Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations.”

EVERY DAY: We are committed to leading children to be in God’s Word every day. As children grow in their relationship with the Lord through meditating on His Word, they develop godly character, which produces much fruit to the glory of God, including spreading the Gospel to their peers. We now have over 800,000 Wonder Devotional Books in Africa. Right now we are working to reach 400,000 children in Latin America with the books. Next year we hope to reach 500,000 more in Asia.

Psalm 119:2, “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.”

Only as we trust in God and call upon Him are we empowered to do His will. Programs come after prayer, never before it.

We have over 2,700 workers in over 179 countries led by eight regional directors.  There are also tens of thousands of volunteers worldwide. God works through His people, godly leaders, staff and volunteers in order to accomplish our goals. The sun never sets on CEF ministry.  We provide training, equip our workers with ministry tools and support them through fund raising and ministry development.

 

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Our Values

The Importance of Godly Leadership at Every Level: Spiritual leadership is the highest form of authority. The men and women who lead must have a personal heart for God in order to be able to discern the will of God and lead the ministry effectively.  Regardless of the skill of a leader, if he or she lacks a heart for God, the work will be eroded at its very foundation.

The Importance of the Spiritual Welfare of our Workers: It is vital that we are never satisfied to simply teach our staff the methods of how to reach children and how to train others to do so, but we must purposefully invest in the spiritual lives of our staff. When CEF® staff are men and women who are primarily driven by passion for God and His glory and have a clear call from the Lord, the work will prosper. If we keep our focus on God and on His calling, then we will be sustained in times of challenge.

The Importance of Prayer as Our Foundation: It is not the work we do, the meetings we hold or the decisions we make that bring the greatest advances in the work; it is the time spent before the throne of God in prayer, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that brings power, laborers and resources into the ministry.

The Importance of Evangelizing Children: There is no limit to the number of organizations that do many good things that are important to boys and girls in need.  We are thankful for them and believe that God uses them to help hurting children. CEF, however, has been called by God to make it our highest priority to present the Gospel so children may be saved and discipled in God’s Word. We must stay on point.

The Importance of a Clear and Biblical Presentation of the Gospel: The fact that a young child can comprehend the simple message of salvation and become a child of God is the foundational principle of CEF. Everything else that we do is based upon this fact. The good news of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation. We must present it clearly and accurately.

The Importance of a Commitment to Excellence, for the Glory of God: Every aspect of the work, no matter how big or small, has significance. This includes the training we conduct, the materials we produce, the facilities we use and the way we present ourselves. In every area we must strive for excellence to the glory of God!