What is the Good News Club?
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers & volunteers meet in local elementary schools with students for an after school program with their parent’s permission. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson. 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.
Who Teaches the 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.
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.
What is Taught in the Good News Club?
Each week an exciting Bible lesson from the CEF ministry 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 the Lord 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.
How Can I Get Involved?
Pray for the children, families, and teachers in the club.
Become a club teacher or helper in a local club. Contact our office for training opportunities and more information.
Adopt a club! Churches around the country and here in our own counties are adopting schools. Read more here!
If you are a parent/guardian seeking to enroll your child into a local Good News Club contact us to find out if there is currently a club at your child’s school and we will provide you with the necessary permission slip.
Give a donation to the chapter. We are solely funded by the donations given by churches, business/organizations, and individuals.