Now, more than ever, children
need the Gospel
What is a Good News Club?
A Good News Club is a high-powered 90-minute program for elementary-aged children that inspires and challenges them to good citizenship, high moral values, obedience to those in authority and other positive behaviors. Each week, the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful matierials 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. As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of the 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.
Where are Good News Clubs held?
Over 6,200 Good News Clubs are being held in public elementary schools across the USA. Good News Clubs are also held in homes, community centers, day care centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission.Clubs in Western Maryland
Can we really teach the Bible in public schools in the USA?
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! On June 11, 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Club v. Milford Central School District 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.
Who teaches a Good News Club?
Christians who are concerned for boy and girls work together volunteering thier 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.