Good News Clubs

What is a 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, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press®. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.

As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of Good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.  Check out the video below to see a club in action!

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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.[divider]

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 missions 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 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.[divider]

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.    Read more. [divider]

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. Read more. [divider]

Which schools are you in?

We are in schools in the Quakertown School District, Pennridge School Disrict, Central Bucks School District, Council Rock School District, Centennial School District, Pennsbury School District, Bristol Township School District, Morrisville School District, Boyertown School District, Souderton School District, North Penn District, Upper Perkiomen District, Methacton School District, and Philadelphia School District.

 

Download the Volunteer Paperwork here!

 CEF Volunteer CPP Ver 1.2.pdf

 

Download and watch the Child Protection Policy Video here!

 Protecting Today’s Child V1.2 Video (CPP) English

 

Must-Share Free Resource   

  

Newly produced  overviews of lesson demos highlight important aspects of the Bible lesson for teachers.Your Good News Club® teacher’s hearts will leap for joy when they view these brief lesson overviews.  Even non-teacher’s hearts will leap for joy as the purposes of God in the Bible lesson are shared in the overview.   Shout about these free resources to your GNC™teams!  Share with your committee members too.  Their heart for God and CEF will grow when they are exposed to the great material CEF is producing.You will love these overviews and we can prove it!  Watch a quick 2:15 minute sample here.

Watch all the overviews for a series at once or see them at the beginning of each lesson demonstration.

Add Free Lesson Demos to Your Chapter Web Page   

Set up a demonstration page on your very own chapter site using videos produced by CMI Online.  It’s simple!  Use custom links (below) to provide immediate access to demonstration videos to your Good News Club volunteers and summer missionaries.  No registration is required!  Copy these photos and use them on the page!Follow Me  www.cefonline.com/freedemos/followme
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