What is a Good News Club®?
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in which a group of trained teachers from local bible-believing churches meet with children in schools. These students have been given parent’s permission to attend. 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. Parent’s are encouraged to attend as well.
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.
Good News Clubs may also be found in homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission. 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.