Discontinued until COVID clears. Feel free to join another club.
On Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
At Winchester Open SpaceRegistration Form Spanish Form
On Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Starts on 06/10/2021
At Cannon Green CondosRegistration Form Spanish Form
Foothill School / Kellogg School (Combined)
On Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Starts on 30/09/2020
At Community Covenant ChurchRegistration Form Spanish Form
On Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Starts on 22/09/2020
At Sunflower ParkRegistration Form Spanish Form
Hollister School / Vieja Valley School (Combined)
On Mondays from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Starts on 21/09/2020
At Christ Episcopal ChurchRegistration Form Spanish Form
On Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Starts on 24/09/2020
At Bethany Congregational ChurchRegistration Form Spanish Form
On Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Starts on 07/10/2020
At Resource RoomRegistration Form Spanish Form
On Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Starts on 14/10/2020
At Alameda ParkRegistration Form Spanish Form
- All clubs are FREE to participants.
- Clubs generally begin by Mid- October and run through Mid-May.
- Children must have a registration form signed by a parent/guardian in order to participate whether it is an online or live club. (SEE LEFT for a link to the form next to the name of the club you are interested in)
Curriculum for 2020-21:
God’s Love: Hope to the Outcast
God’s Power: Escape From Egypt
God’s Faithfulness: Return to Canaan
Jesus: God Who Saves
What is it?
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.
What happens in the 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! 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 the club?
Each week an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press 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 the Lord 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 the 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.
What can the club do for my neighborhood?
A Good News Club can identify a home in the neighborhood that is safe for a child to go to in times of trouble. It brings the teaching of biblical morality to his neighborhood. It connects the child and his family to others where they live developing a good community spirit. When you teach God’s Word to children in your neighborhood, your neighbors learn what you believe. Community centers and housing complexes are also great places for a club.
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!