Why my community?
5-Day Club® is an exciting, fun-filled one and one-half hour for five consecutive days. A 5-Day Club® can identify a home in the neighborhood that is safe for a child to go to in times of trouble. It brings the teaching of biblical morality to his neighborhood. It connects the child and his family to others where they live developing a good community spirit. When you teach God’s Word to children in your neighborhood, your neighbors learn what you believe. Community centers and housing complexes are also great places for a club.
What does it look like?
5-Day Club® is open to all boys and girls between the ages of five and twelve, regardless of religious background. Parents are welcome to attend the club with their child. Christians who are concerned for the spiritual well-being of children teach the club. These teachers have received specialized training from CEF® and are screened as required by the child protection policy of CEF®. There is no charge for children to attend.
5-Day Club in Central Alabama
What is Christian Youth In Action?
How are you spending your summer? As relaxing as it may be to chill at the pool or hang out with friends, what if you chose instead to make an eternal impact in the lives of kids right where you live? High school and college-age students from around your state are coming together to reach the boys and girls of your community – and YOU can be a part of this team!
Why Christian Youth In Action?
Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™) is a program designed to train you and a team of other young people in effective and engaging ways to teach children about God. You will attend a one to two-week training school where you will learn to present the Gospel clearly on a child’s level, counsel a child for salvation and lead a dynamic 5-Day Club® for kids. After this training, you will return to your local community and teach 5-Day Club®s at various community locations with a team of other young people. You will be able to take the light of the Gospel to them in their apartment complexes, day-care centers, neighborhoods, schools and other community locations.
How do you start?
Recruiting for CYIA™ begins in the spring. The program is open to teens ages 13-19 who are interested in serving the Lord alongside a team of like minded students from your area. You can begin the application process by contacting the local office. The process includes a submitted application and interview, that will take place with one or more of our staff members at the local office. The cost to participate in the program is usually around $400, which covers the cost of training, materials, and expenses. The money can be provided outright, or the student can raise the funds. The student is obligated to attend a week of training in early June, as well as serve at least two weeks of the summer.
Christian youth in action In Central Alabama
Church Partnerships and Summer Missions
Child Evangelism Fellowship® of Central Alabama has been reaching children and families in the community though 5-Day Club® and Christian Youth In Action ® for many years. We are prayerfully seeking ways to strengthen the impact of our summer ministry in the community, by partnering with churches who can establish a long-term relationship with the children in 5-Day Club® locations after the summer is over.
Why partner with Summer missions?
While it is true that God is using CEF® to reach many children with the Gospel during the summer months, we are seeking churches who are interested in being part of an ongoing effort to see those children consistently discipled and plugged into a local church body, in a way that roots the child in the teaching of God's Word and the fellowship of His people. This lasting relationship with the local church can dramatically increase the impact had on the child, the family, and the community. When your church partners with Summer Missions, your partnership is similar in many ways to a Good News Club® partnership.
What does it look like?
CEF® offers meaningful training, quality materials, assistance with recruitment and networking, as well as legal benefits such as liability insurance and background checks for all volunteers. The partnership fee of $150 covers the cost of the background checks and training for all volunteers, as well as a kit of materials for the team to share. The church can provide a list of locations where you would like to host a 5-Day Club®, or CEF® can help pinpoint key locations in your community, many times building on established relationships with places such as YMCAs, day cares, etc.