Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day
Good News Club®
Good News Club a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, is an after-school, Bible-based club held in public school buildings. Clubs meet one day per week for seven weeks in both the first and second semester of the school year and are usually held for 1.5 hours. Most clubs include grades 1-6 and some even accommodate Kindergarten children. Children may only attend with parental consent.
Each week, trained volunteers present an exciting Bible lesson, lead singing, teach Bible verses, share a missionary story, play review games and build relationships with children through small group mentoring. Every child is given a take-home devotional booklet to encourage spending daily time with God.
Good News Clubs aim to fulfill the three main purposes of CEF:
- To evangelize children with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- To disciple children in the Word of God.
- To connect children to a local church for Christian living.
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! 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 Clubs only with their parent’s permission.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Good News Clubs and JYC Clubs are open to all boys and girls regardless of religious affiliation and/or background. Curriculum is geared for youth ages 5-12. Parents are welcome to attend the club with their child.
WHO TEACHES THE CLUB?
Trained Christians who are concerned for the spiritual well-being of children volunteer their time to teach. They are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to have a club that is exciting and informative so children want to continue coming. All volunteers and staff must submit state and federally required background clearances, undergo a CEF background screening and attend specialized training to ensure the safety of the children. They are also required to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization.
What does it cost?
Good News Club is FREE! There is never a charge for children to attend.
what are the benefits of the club?
Children learn biblical principles, moral values, character qualities and respect for authority.
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.