Are you passionate about transforming the lives of children and impacting your community for Christ? We share that passion! We can help you reach children and their families through an after-school Good News Club®! These clubs take place all over the city in homes, churches, community centers and even in public schools. In 2001 the doors were opened to take the Bible into public schools. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Club v. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools after school hours on the same terms as other community groups. Since then more than 4,000 after school Good News Clubs have begun nationwide! Where will you host your Good News Club?
5-Day Club® is a free and exciting, fun-filled one to one and a half hour held each day for five consecutive days in the summer. It includes dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, an inspiring and true missionary story, meaningful songs and life-changing Scripture memorization. It is a fun and safe place for kids to learn about God's great love for them.
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5-Day Club is open to all boys and girls between the ages of five and twelve, regardless of religious background. Parents are welcome too!
Christians who care about kids teach the club. These teachers have received specialized training from CEF and are carefully screened as required by the child protection policy of CEF.
Will you and your church host a 5-Day Club this summer?
Join CEF of Greater New York City and do something different with your summer. Work with our full-time staff to present the gospel to many of the 2,300,000 unreached children in the NYC area. Get trained to run a 5-Day Club program, teaching Bible lessons, missionary stories and memory verses. Discover what God can do through you with CEF summer missions. This is available for all ages (14+), but it is a great summer job for the high school and college students in your church.
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Greater New York City CEF offers a variety of training opportunities. From a one hour seminar to a thirty-three hour certificate course, our goal is to equip children's ministry workers and volunteers to reach kids effectively with the gospel. Stay connected to see when training events are coming up, like our Children's Ministry Conference.
Training for Churches
Child Evangelism Fellowship is serious about training believers to effectively evangelize and disciple children. We can offer customized training to help your church grow in your ministry to the children in your neighborhoods! Training topics can include:
- Teaching a Bible lesson
- Counseling a child for salvation
- Teaching a memory verse or song
- Maintaining an orderly classroom and more
Children's Ministry Institute (CMI)
The Children's Ministries Institute® is located at our CEF international headquarters. CMI exists for the express purpose of promoting the evangelization and discipleship of children around the world. This purpose is carried out primarily through training and equipping workers and leaders for Child Evangelism Fellowship® ministries.
In addition, those working in the local church and other mission organizations can benefit from the training which will enable them to minister to children in their sphere of influence.
CMI also offers several online courses. Designed to meet the busy lifestyles of those who minister to children, these seminars and courses provide biblical, practical instruction on a variety of topics.
Teaching Children Effectively (TCE) course
Teaching Children Effectively (TCE™) Level 1 is designed to offer a fresh approach to evangelizing and teaching children. Based on spiritual and educational principles, the course provides the methods and procedures to lead children to Christ and equips the believer to begin and sustain a ministry where he or she lives.
Teaching Children Effectively-Level 1
provides practical, hands-on training that will allow you to take your ministry to children to a new level! TCE™-Level 1 will equip students with basic skills and effective methods to evangelize children and begin an outreach in the community.
In addition to regular course work, three practicum sessions conducted during the 33-hour course provide each student with evaluated experience in applying the theory taught. Students are also required to participate in five children’s classes within 90 days of completion of the course to receive a certificate. Contact us to be informed when the next TCE-1 becomes available in our area.
All course instructors specialize in children’s ministry and are adjunct faculty of the Children’s Ministry Institute® (Go to www.cefcmi.com for more information.)
At least 15 years of age
Willing to participate in all class activities including practicum sessions
(Auditing is not permitted.)
The cost for this 33-hour course is $155.00 (including materials).
Teaching Children Effectively-Level 2
TCE Level 2 is designed to provide information and practical methods which will enable the student to effectively guide the saved child in progressive spiritual growth. The course is centered on the principle that true teaching of the Word of God produces change. Students gain skills which will enable them to offer practical help to children as they establish and develop a personal relationship with God. Students are required to participate in teaching five children's classes applying the methods learned in the course to enhance classroom study.
Prerequisite: Teaching Children Effectively-Level 1 Certificate
• General Concepts of Spiritual Development
• Bible Lesson Preparation and Presentation
• Teaching the Message of Salvation in the Class Hour
• Basic Needs of the Child
• Teaching Confession of Sin
• The Christian Child's Devotional Life
• Developing the Child's Appreciation of God
• Being a Witness for God
• Teaching Missions
• Christian Conduct
• The Ministry of Teaching
• Motivating Faithful Attendance
In addition, two required practicum sessions conducted during the course provide each student with evaluated experience in applying the theory taught.
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TCE courses are offered periodically but also can be scheduled based on interest, so let us know if you are looking to have one in your area. Contact Us
Looking for a way to reach your community this Christmas season?
Adults and children alike enjoy a good Christmas party, and Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) has developed an extraordinary program called Christmas Across AmericaSM, a fun, evangelistic and innovative event for kids! Christmas Across America is a national effort that provides the means to celebrate one of the most amazing events in all of history—the birth of Jesus!
How will this benefit my church?
Most children are not regularly going to a church where they are hearing the Gospel. It is imperative that we share the true meaning of Christmas and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children in our communities. As you reach out to your community, you will have the privilege of watching God work in the hearts and lives of children and adults alike. It’s a perfect opportunity to make connections with unchurched children and their families.