What is a Good News Club?
Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials 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 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 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 Good News Club?
Each week an exciting Bible lesson using CEF materials 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 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 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.
In the United States there is a movement among churches to adopt a public school Good News Club. 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 club. Become a club teacher or helper by completing the GNC volunteer process and asking about training opportunities.
On the Child:
• A personal relationship and eternal life with Jesus Christ
• Decreased behavioral problems
• Increased grades at school and on standardized test scores
• Increased moral values, character qualities, and respect for authority
• Positive relationships among peers
On the Community:
• Decreased incidence of juvenile delinquency
• Positive relationship between the local church and school
• Increase of volunteers to serve in other areas at the school
• Increased academic support without tax increase
• Safe haven for children after school
On the Believer and Church:
• Increased likelihood of sharing the Gospel
• Positive impact on the spiritual and moral lives of children
• Line of communication to children, parents, and families who are unlikely to connect
with a church otherwise
• Spiritual growth while learning and teaching others
• God will give you His passion and heart for the children
What if we told you that with only two hour a day, one day a week, you could change the world forever?
It's happening... in the Good News Clubs.
It’s true. With only a couple of hours, on one afternoon each week, thousands of volunteers across South Carolina are literally changing the world forever by introducing Children to Jesus Christ! Ever since the Supreme Court’s Decision in 2001, Child Evangelism Fellowship has been partnering with local churches to reach the world’s largest mission field: children. Each year, over 10 million hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Good News Clubs around the world. However, as great as our efforts are, there are still many who have not heard! We’re looking for kingdom minded churches, with kingdom minded pastors, who will help be a part of making a lasting impact in the generation of tomorrow! Join with us today, and let's reach the lost and disciple believers together!
Please Pray for doors to open, so that more children can hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the Good News Clubs.
Serving Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties
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