What is a Good News Club?
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® that consists of trained teachers meeting with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, and just about anywhere that the children can easily and safely meet. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press®. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memorization, a missionary story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s exciting 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 them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living and discipleship.
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 same 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.
What is taught in Good News Club?
Each week an educational and exciting Bible lesson using colorful pictograms from CEF Press is presented. This action-packed time also includes meaningful songs, helpful Scripture memorization, an excellent missionary story plus review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme that day.
Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for the children to trust Jesus Christ as their 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.
Who teaches a Good News Club?
Christians who are concerned for the spiritual well-being of 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 to ensure the safety of all the children.
In the United States there is a movement among churches to adopt a public school Good News Club. Click here to Read More.
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 clubs across Chicago. You can also become a club teacher or helper by contacting us.