Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship conducted by trained teachers who meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches and just about anywhere that the children can easily and safely meet. In the Greater Cincinnati area, Good News Clubs primarily meet in public schools and are sponsored by churches or teams of Christians who love the Lord and want to spread the gospel in their communities. There are approximately 4,000 Good News Clubs meeting in the United States.
As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of Good News Club isto evangelize boys and girls with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, establish them in the Word of God and incorporate them in a local church for Christian fellowship and discipleship. Each week the teacher presents an interactive Bible lesson and the action-packed club also includes songs, Scripture memorization, a missionary story, review games and other activities focused on the lesson’s theme. Each club includes a clear presentation of the gospel and an opportunity for the children to trust Jesus Christ as their Savior. Strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth are woven into each lesson.
Yes, we can. The gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time and now children in the United States have that same opportunity. 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. In order for children to attend club, parents must give permission and complete the permission/registration form.
Christians who are concerned for the spiritual well-being of boys and girls work together volunteering their time and energy to teach Good News Clubs. They are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to conduct an exciting and informative club 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 to ensure the safety of all the children.