CEF Training Opportunity for Teens!
Do you have a high school-aged teen who would be interested in ministering to children and teaching them about the Lord? CEF’s Christian Youth In Action week-long residential course provides thorough training, teaching practice, new friends, and fun! The training will equip your teen to teach in your church, CEF, and in the community. CYIA training will take place June 24-30 at the Master’s College in Santa Clarita. Please visit https://cefsoca.com/training/cyia to obtain more information, and… [more]
CEF Summer Camp dates!
Our CEF “Five Day Club” Summer Camp dates have been published! Registration will begin soon, but please note these dates on your calendar here
Latest Prayer Requests
Our latest prayer requests are on our Prayer Corner page! Please visit https://cefsantabarbara.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=176&action=edit to pray for our CEF ministry. The Lord is working in mighty ways thanks to your prayers!! Come join our CEF prayer team on Zoom – every Tuesday at 6:30am!
CEF Golf Tournament September 23!
Our CEF Golf Tournament is fast approaching – Please join us! If you would like to golf or help sponsor the event, please register soon! We will also feature a raffle to win an e-bike, among other fabulous items! Tickets for dinner only are available as well. Please go here to register right away!
Good News Club Volunteers Needed!
CEF is seeking new volunteers for our Good News Clubs, which will start mid-September. No experience needed – just a love of sharing the love of God with children and a couple of hours once a week after school. We will train you! Please contact Sharon right away, or visit our Volunteer web page.
Soccer Camp happening this week!
Today marks the halfway point of our exciting Soccer Camp! 80 children are participating, and more than 11 kids have placed their faith in Jesus – Praise the Lord!
Our Adventure Camp is happening now!
This week (June 6-10), upper grade children are enjoying hiking and camping in Santa Barbara’s most beautiful spots- all while learning about the Lord and His creation. Specifically, they are learning about David, memorizing a Bible verse, and enjoying a missionary story about Abner Pineda. You can see photos of their adventures here.
Many Prayers Are Being Answered!
Our 5-Day Clubs are completely full and so are the waiting lists; our CEF luncheon was fun and successful; churches are providing opportunities for us to share CEF with their congregations… Exciting answers to prayer! Please go here to read our current praises and prayer requests… We greatly appreciate your prayers!
TEEN Volunteers for Summer Camp Needed!
Teens and adults are needed to volunteer as counselors, worship leaders and teachers at our upcoming Summer morning camps! Have a blast while teaching elementary-aged kids about the Lord through Bible lessons, memory verse, songs, games, and special themed activities. This year: Adventure, LEGO, and Soccer camps. Go here for details and to sign up! We hope to hear from you right away – Training takes place May 28!
CEF Fundraising Luncheon April 25
Have you signed up to attend the CEF Fundraising Luncheon on April 25? Keynote speaker: Jana Alayra, children’s ministry leader and singer. You won’t want to miss this!! Go here to RSVP right away!
CEF Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!
Register here right away for your children to attend Adventure, Lego or Soccer camp before all spaces fill up! Invite kids who want to know the Lord better while having a blast!
CEF FREE 5-Day Camp Registration Opens March 15!
To learn about our Adventure, Lego and Soccer free summer camps, please click here for details. You kids will not want to mis out on having a ton of fun while learning about the Lord! Register here starting March 15. You may register each child for one club and he or she can be put on the waiting list for another club.
Brandon Good News Club Volunteer Needed
The Brandon School Good News Club is seeking one additional volunteer to help bring the Good News to the children there! This club has existed for a long time and had to shut down temporarily in the Fall. Please help bring it back! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. or know someone who might be.
Volunteers Needed in Good News Clubs!
Please help us re-start our Brandon, Franklin and Carpinteria Good News Clubs so the children can learn about God and entrust their lives to Him! The need is urgent! The next generation needs the Lord more than ever. Will you help and be blessed? Click here for club details. And please spread the word! Thank you.
FREE CEF Kids’ Digital Resources
CEF features a web page offering free kids’ digital resources to help your kids grow in Christ! You can find Good News Club TV, Good News Radio, homeschooling resources, devotionals, books, tracts and more! Visit https://www.cefonline.com/kids to start your kids on this great learning adventure!
Pray with us Tuesday Mornings on Zoom!
Join us on Tuesday mornings from 6:30 to 7:15am to pray for our CEF ministries, schools, leaders and your prayer requests! Contact Marina for the Zoom link.
Ellwood Good News Club Starts This Thursday – Please come!
The Ellwood Good News Club will begin this Thursday and will run from 2pm to 3:30pm. Please email Lisa for location details. This club will feature fun Bible lessons, songs, snacks and games. Your kids will not want to miss it!
Volunteers Needed for New Clubs!
We are on the brink of re-starting several Good News Clubs and need volunteers to help bring God’s love to public school children as soon as possible. The clubs are: Ellwood, and Kellogg (Goleta), Franklin (East Side), Canalino (Carpinteria), The Village and Lighthouse Apartments (Westside, evenings), and a new Harding School club! If interested in learning more, click here or contact Sharon or Marina.
Good News Club Schedules!
The 2021-22 Good News Club schedules are ready! Go here to find the club best for your family’s schedule! Please spread the word!!
Latest CEF Prayer Letter
The September CEF prayer letter is ready for you here. Thank you for praying for our Good News Clubs and the children who will be learning about the Lord starting this month! The Lord opens many doors when we pray!
CEF GOLF TOURNAMENT COMING SOON!
The CEF Golf Tournament will take place Friday, October 8th at Santa Barbara Golf Club. Do you have or know a golf team which can participate? Would you be willing to sponsor part of the event or donate a gift or service for the raffle or auction? Please click here for more details!
CEF Seeking Volunteers for Fall Clubs!
Praise God for a successful summer of Good News Clubs and more children entrusting their lives to the Lord! We are now planning Fall Good News Clubs! The more volunteers, the more clubs we can run… The more clubs, the more children who can hear the Gospel and respond. Will you help with this vital ministry? Click here to sign up on our Volunteer Interest List to learn more!
Soccer Club a great success!
Thank you to all who prayed for our Soccer 5-Day Club! Several children put their trust in the Lord, and all learned and had a super fun time playing soccer!! The Lord provided all the volunteers that were needed… some at the last minute, but they were there and they served well!
Soccer Club Counselors Needed!
Our CEF Soccer Club is coming up July 12-16 from 9am to Noon at the Goleta Valley Community Center. We have over 60 kids signed up, ready to learn about our Lord and play soccer! We still need many adult and teen counselors to lead small groups of children as they rotate through their activities! You do not need to play soccer to volunteer! High school community service hours available! Please click here to sign up… [more]
Joni Eareckson Tada Video
Did you know that Joni Eareckson Tada was featured as one of our Good News Club missionary stories this past school year? She made a video specifically for CEF about her disability and her ministry to the disabled. You can watch it here!
Lego 5-Day Club happening this week!
48 children and many volunteers are ready to enjoy a super fun week of LEGOs, Bible lessons, Missionary stories, snacks and games! Please pray for these children to entrust their lives to the Lord! You can see more prayer requests on the Prayer Corner page. This is going to be an awesome week!
Praise: New Liability Insurance Found
We are happy to report that CEF has secured liability insurance from a new carrier and that all camps will continue to run. The Lord is faithful!
Adventure Club a Success!
The CEF Adventure Club was a great success! Everyone enjoyed hiking, beach day, swimming, and camping while learning about the love of Jesus. Three boys gave their lives to the Lord during this week of adventure!
Adventure Camp Spots Open!
We currently have several open spots for kids to participate in our FREE Adventure Camp! Kids ages 10-12 are encouraged to sign up right away at this link! Hike beautiful local trails, spend a day walking and making sand castles at the beach, and swim and camp at Rancho Oso (optional). Questions? Contact Sharon Jegottka right away!
CEF Board of Directors Open Positions
The CEF Board of Directors is currently seeking new members to help guide our ministry. This is a wonderful team, and we would be blessed to have you join us. Click here for more details!
CEF Luncheon Keynote Featured in Noozhawk
Soo Chang, Head of School for Providence School, was featured along with information about CEF’s programs in this Noozhawk article. Many readers learned more about who we are and what we do!