WHAT IS GOOD NEWS CLUB?
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in which trained and screened teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet. Each week teachers present an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press®.
This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a mission story, review game, and 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.
Can we really teach the Bible in public schools?
Yes! The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for many years. In the U.S. we have had that opportunity since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School, in 2001, 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 exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press is presented. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story, review game and 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.
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 effective so that children will want to keep coming. Teachers are asked to sign the CEF Worker's Compliance Agreement and agree to abide by the policies of the organization. Adults working in this program are screened according to our child protection policy.