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.
What happens at a Good News Club?
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.
Where do Good News Clubs Meet?
Good News Clubs can meet anywhere children are: elementary schools, neighborhoods, apartment complexes, communities centers, day care centers. We want to make it easy and convenient for children to attend. We bring the Good News right to wherechildren live, play and go to school.
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 Clubs. 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.
What can a Good News Club do for my neighborhood?
A Good News Club can identify a home in the neighborhood that is safe for a child to go to in time of trouble. It brings the teaching of biblical morality to his neighborhood. It connects the child and his family to others where they live, developing a good community spirit. When you leave your home on Sunday to go to church, others in your neighborhood know you are religious. When you teach children in your neighborhood God’s Word, your neighborhood learns what you believe.
What can a Good News Club do for my school?
A Good News Club can change the atmosphere of a local elementary school and provide a safe place for children to grow together to be better students and citizens. Principals testify of the positve results, socially and morally, from having a Good News Club in their school.
How will a Good News Club benefit a child?
- biblical principles
- moral values
- character qualities
- respect for authority
- life-long impact
How could a Good News Club benefit my church?
- Better trained volunteers and children workers
- More involvement in community through relationship with local school
- Grow internal program through external reach
- Grow membership by reaching the families of children involved in club.
What are the costs associated with a Good News Club?
There is no cost for a child to attend a Good News Club. There is no charge for a church to be trained to host a Good News Club. Hosting churches do cover cost of curriculum, materials, and other ancillary costs.
What about child safety?
CEF has taken specific steps to ensure the safety of all children involved in a Good News Club. All club workers are carefully screened as required by CEF’s child protection policy.
How does my church get started?
Contact our office and we will be happy to meet with you to discuss a club start plan and timeline.