1. What is the Good News Club?
Good News Club is an after-school program designed for 2nd – 5th graders. We share God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage them to connect with local churches.
2. What is the purpose of Good News Club?
Our purpose is to reach kids with the love of God, help them understand and live by principles of scripture and connect them to a local church family. See a word from Reese R. Kauffman, President of CEF about our purpose.
- A child’s moral compass is usually set by age 9
- 80% of Americans do not regularly attend church
- The window of opportunity is small with 85% of all believers coming to understand and accept God’s love before the age of 15.
3. What is the history of Good News Club?
Child Evangelism Fellowship, also known as CEF, is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the local church for Christian living. CEF has over 2,900 missionaries overseas, approximately 2,200 of whom are nationals. In the USA and Canada 700 full-time workers and an estimated 40,000 volunteers serve the ministry. CEF was founded by Jesse Irvin Overholtzer in 1937.
4. What does Child Evangelism Fellowship/Good News Club believe?
Please see our Statement of Faith.
5. Can we really have Bible clubs in public schools?
Yes. Our weekly after school club is treated as any other after school club. The 2001 U.S. Supreme Court decision granted equal access to public school property that any other after school club enjoys.
6. What does it cost to participate in CEF clubs?
All cost is underwritten by the teams who lead the clubs and by donors throughout the state; therefore, the school, the children, nor the parents pay anything – absolutely nothing.
7. Is there training?
Yes. We provide required yearly training as well as ongoing specialized training.
8. Does Good News Club have other ministries?
Yes. Good News Club is part of a larger ministry called Child Evangelism Fellowship. They have various other ministries such as: Christian Youth In Action, 5-Day Club, Camp Good News, Party Club, Military Children’s Ministry, Prison & Youth Detention Ministry.
9. Do other states have Good News Clubs?
Yes. Good News Club is in elementary schools all over the United States. Child Evangelism Fellowship has ministries in 190 countries. Our materials are in over 100 languages.
10. Who do I contact to see if there is ministry in my area?
Contact our director Carol or call 770-402-9696
11. How do I get a Good News Club or other club started?
- If in Gwinnett County, Georgia, contact our office or 770-402-9696.
- If in other counties of Georgia, contact our state office.
12. How do I Volunteer?
Click Here If you have specific school in mind, let us know.
13. What are the needs for Good News Club?
Our largest need is prayer followed by volunteers with the desire to invest in our future. We can also use your financial support to fund school clubs, training, curriculum, and other club necessities. We are a 501(c)3 organization and accept all donations regardless of size. To help us out, follow us on Facebook (see above) and follow our blogs to give thanks for our victories and see our prayer needs. Volunteer here and donate here.