What is a Good News Club®?
Currently over 3,400 weekly school-related Good News Clubs are
held across the nation, reaching more than 119,000 students each
week. Whether meeting off campus during school hours or on campus
after school, these clubs provide opportunity for children in
the public schools to hear the Gospel and learn truth from God's
Can we really teach the Bible in
Yes! The Supreme Court ruled in 2001 in Good
News Clubs v. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can
meet in public schools after school hours on the same terms as
other community groups. Public school Good News Clubs are an asset
to schools and do not add any cost or liability to the school
district. Children who wish to participate stay after school one
hour per week and must have a signed parental permission slip.
Parents and guardians arrange for transportation home.
What is taught in Good News Club?
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.
As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of public
school Good News Clubs 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.
To accomplish this goal, each club includes a clear presentation
of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust Jesus as
Savior. Each club also includes strong discipleship training to
build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. All
children are encouraged to attend a local church.
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 Clubs. 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.
What can a Good News Club do for
A Good News Club can identify a home in the neighborhood
that is safe for a child to go to in time 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 learns what you believe.
Community centers and housing complexes are also great places
for a club.
How can I get involved?
If every public elementary school student in
the United States could join a Good News Club, we could revolutionize
our culture in one generation!
Many churches have caught this vision and have
partnered with CEF to adopt a school as their mission field. They
pray for the children, recruit teachers and seek ways to promote
the club to the elementary children in the school. Once their
team is assembled, CEF comes alongside to provide the training
and materials to make the club a success. Contact us at Liberty
Baptist Church for more information.