What are the benefits to enrolling my child in a Good News Club (GNC)?
With all the after school programs offered, why choose GNC? The Good News Club has trained volunteers that desire to show God’s love to each child. In doing so we have seen some amazing heart changes! We want each child to know that they are special. This generation’s kids are the future and the Good New Club teaches the foundation of God’s Word so that each child can know they are loved and cared for by our Creator. Take a minute to read (on the right–>) what principles are saying about GNC’s influence in their schools and in the kids’ lives.
How is this Done?
Each week the teachers present an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from Child Evangelism Fellowship (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.. The kids will develop relationships with the Leaders through one-on-one small groups as well as in the activities.
Where is this Done?
We hold Good News Club at your child’s school – on the school’s campus in a room provided to us by the school staff. Your child will be dismissed after school during the dismissal process. Instead of going to car-rider or the bus, your child will go to our agreed upon room where he/she is met by GNC workers and provided an after-school snack. Your child will stay with GNC workers until time for your to pick them up.
When does Good News Club meet and how long does it last?
GNC meets on the same day each week after school. You can find your school’s schedule here. Club generally meets each week on the assigned day as long as school is in session that day for a full school day. No club on meets on early release days. Your coordinator will provide you with a schedule.
When do I pick up my child?
Pick up times are found on your registration form confirmation email and on the registration page. Your coordinator can answer school specific questions on where the car pick up line will be and will handle a car pick-up tag to identify you with your child.
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.
Do my kids need to bring anything?
Nothing is required, all the snacks, games and literature will be provided by GNC.
Who Teaches a Good News 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 including annual training and complete background checks.
Parents: We want to partner with you in teaching and training your child in the Good News Club after school program. Please consider signing your child up. Please visit the FAQ section for more information. Still have questions, no problem. You can contact the coordinator for your school by finding him/her listed on the registration page. You can also use the Contact Us page to ask any questions.