Who is CEF?
CEF is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, discipled, and established in the local church. We are the largest evangelistic outreach to children in the world and we minister to children in over 175 countries. Our local Santa Barbara chapter is present in over a dozen locations and shares Christ’s love with hundreds of children each year.
Is there a cost for CEF programs?
All programs are offered at no charge.
What is a Good News Club?
A Good News Club is a FREE, 90-minute after school program for children. During each fun-filled club session, our trained volunteers present engaging bible lessons, games, songs, and more. To learn more about our wonderful curriculum, please visit CEFPress.com.
What is a Youth Challenge Club?
Child Evangelism Fellowship® is serious about discipleship. Good News Clubs are a primary means of discipling children, but when pre-teens age out of GNC™, we want them to continue growing in their walk with Christ, being involved in local churches and developing a missionary vision especially as relates to CEF ministry. We believe that in doing this God will raise up more volunteers, teachers, supporters and workers to minister among the children.Christian Youth in Action® is one program for teens and young adults, but there is another—Youth Challenge. Youth Challenge is most developed in Europe. Colin Hylands, CEF of Ireland is team leader for Youth Challenge. His goal is to have the program in every nation in which CEF ministers.Junior Youth Challenge for ages 11-15. The focus of Youth Challenge is knowing Christ, living for Him and serving Him. Teens immerse themselves in God’s Word through a five-year curriculum. Meetings include Bible teaching, singing, games, quizzes and other activities. But beyond regular meetings, there are special events and national events such as sports nights and weekend gatherings.
What is CYIA (Christian Youth in Action)?
Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™) is a program designed to train teens and young adults in effective and engaging ways to teach children about God. They attend a one to two week training school where they will learn to present the Gospel clearly on a child’s level, counsel a child for salvation and lead a dynamic club ministry for kids. Components of this club include teaching a Bible lesson, a real-life missionary story and a Bible verse as well as leading songs, games and a fun review time.After this training, they will return to their local community and teach clubs at various locations with a team of other young people. These clubs take place out in the community with predominantly unsaved kids who don’t regularly attend church. They will be able to take the light of the Gospel to children in their apartment complexes, day care centers, neighborhoods, schools and other community locations. Depending on the state they serve in, they will teach clubs from one to five weeks during the summer. For information about the next training follow this link: https://www.cefsoca.com/cyia/index.html
What is a 5-Day Club?
5-Day Club is an exciting, fun-filled one and one-half hour held each day for five consecutive days. It includes: dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, inspiring missionary story, meaningful songs, life-changing Scripture memorization.
Can Clubs legally meet on public school campuses?
Yes! We can meet on public school campuses, just like any other after school program or sport because of a Supreme Court ruling regarding discrimination against religious organizations.
Who can attend a Club?
All children ages 5–12 are welcome to attend our Clubs, regardless of spiritual background. Parents are always welcome to attend Club sessions with their children.
Who teaches CEF programs?
We provide trained and screened volunteers to teach and lead the Clubs.Each volunteer submits to a background check, participates in at least 4 hours of initial training, and receives ongoing training and support from our staff.
My child already attends Sunday school. Should I register him/her for a club too?
It’s up to you, of course, but there are several wonderful benefits to participation in Good News Club! Your child can connect with other Christians at school, enrich his or her knowledge of God, and have a fun-filled place to invite non-Christian friends.
Is there a club at my child’s school?
For specific location and times of clubs, find more information in the links below:
Good News Clubs JYC Clubs 5-Day Clubs
If you are interested in starting or serving at a club in your area, or would like more information, please contact: