Good News Clubs




Curriculum for the 2017-2018 year:

God: The Creator King

The Patriarchs: God’s Plan Unfolds

Jesus: God Who Cares for People

God’s Plan in Action: The Early Church





Adams School:         Thursdays, 3:15 to 4:45

Brandon School:      Fridays, 2:50 to 4:30

Ellwood School:       Fridays, 2:50 to 4:30

Hollister School:      Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:30

Hope School:            Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:00

Kellogg School:         Thursdays, 2:00 to 4:00

Roosevelt School:     Wednesdays, 1:15 to 3:00

Santa Ynez School:   Mondays, 2:00 to 3:30

Vieja Valley School:  Mondays, 3:00 to 4:30

Village Apartments:  Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:00

What is a Good News Club?

Good News Club® is a fun-filled weekly program where children can learn about the bible and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Most Good News Clubs meet on public school campuses during the after school hours.

What happens at a Good News Club?

During the 90-minute program, trained and screened teachers present an engaging bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press®. The program time also includes songs, scripture memorization, a missions story, and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme. Each activity is designed to be fun and accessible to children.

Can we really teach the Bible in public schools?

Yes! 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.

What is taught in Good News Club?

Along with character-building and spiritual lessons from the bible, each club includes a clear presentation of the gospel and an invitation for children to trust Jesus as their Savior. Additionally, all children are encouraged to attend a local church.

Who teaches a Good News Club?

The individuals who teach at Good News Clubs are dedicated Christians who receive ongoing training from CEF. They are carefully screened according to our child protection policy, sign the CEF Statement of Faith, and agree to abide by the policies of the organization.

How can I get involved?

As our Clubs continue to grow, CEF Santa Barbara always needs volunteers and interested parents. Please contact us to learn more about getting involved!

For more information, please call (805) 284-5715 or email