Good News Club, a ministry of CEF, is a fun filled after-school program where children receive, with parental permission, biblical instruction in voluntary classes. CEF trained teachers meet with groups of children in public schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, to present an exciting Bible lesson using colorful, high quality teaching materials. These action-packed clubs also include songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games 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. Strong discipleship training that builds character and strengthens moral and spiritual growth is a part of every lesson. All children are encouraged to attend a local church where they can continue growing in their Christian life.
Can we really teach the Bible in public schools?
Yes, we can! In its 2001 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School that under the First Amendment Good News Clubs are afforded the right to equal access to public schools in the United States. We can meet in public schools during after-school hours on the same terms as any other community group.
Who teaches a Good News Club?
Concerned Christians who want to share the love of God and the message of Jesus Christ work together volunteering their time and energy to prepare and train to teach children in Good News Clubs. They are trained by CEF to create a club that is exciting and informative so that children are enthusiastic to attend. All club teachers and workers have signed the CEF Statement of Faith and have agreed to abide by the policies of the organization. All CEF club teachers and workers are screened according to our Child Protection Policy and are required to view Protecting Today’s Child prior to participation in any club.
How can I get involved?
Contact us to ask about training, opportunities, or launching a Good News Club in your area.