Monday, August 13, 2012

MINISTRY FOCUS: Child Evangelism Fellowship

If you are looking for a Bible-centered ministry dedicated specifically to reaching children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and getting them established into a local church, then Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is the organization for you.


VARIOUS MINISTRIES OF CEF INCLUDE:

* Good News Clubs - Trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, or just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission. 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.

* 5-Day Clubs - Fun-filled club, one and one-half hours, held each day for five consecutive days. It includes:  Bible lessons, creative learning activities, missionary story, songs, and Scripture memorization.

* Truth Chasers - Bible correspondence course designed to disciple children and adults.

* Camp Good News - Various Summer camps are located in Indiana, Illinois, New Hampshire, Texas, Maine, Florida, and Wyoming. (When I was a child/teen, the camp my family attended/worked at on a regular basis was located in Minnesota. That camp is still there, but I am pretty sure it is no longer operated by CEF Ministries. I have such wonderful memories of being a part of this camp! My brother put together this VIDEO in memory of the times we all shared there in the 1980's.)

* Wonderzone - At Wonderzone.com children can find games, activities, a virtual world… but most importantly, they encounter adventures and devotionals that help them grow in their walk with Christ. Children are introduced to Jesus and then taught how they can grow in Him.

* FREE ONLINE WORDLESS BOOK TRAINING - A Wordless Book is a small book with no words that uses five colored pages in presenting the Gospel message in an easy way. The colors represent Heaven, the darkness of sin, the blood of Christ, a clean heart, and Christian growth. CEF has a free 30-minute training session you can sign up for online. Books and instruction leaflets can be purchased inexpensively at the CEF STORE. (Note:  I have also seen some individuals make their own booklets out of construction paper, or make a beaded bracelet with the various colors.)



WAYS TO SERVE THIS MINISTRY:

~ Christian Youth in Action - A program for Teens, designed to train them to teach children about the Lord in effective and engaging ways. I took part in this ministry during the summer when I was 16. It was a great experience and one that I will never forget. I believe my sister also took part one year; and my brother couldn't get enough of it. He served for several years.

~ Volunteer at International Headquarters - Located in Warrenton, MO - 50 miles west of St. Louis. Local area volunteer missionaries serve during the week (Monday-Friday), while visiting volunteer missionaries stay a minimum of one week (Arrive Sunday; depart Saturday after breakfast.) Lunch is provided for local volunteers. Visiting volunteer missionaries enjoy full meals and lodging (private room or RV site) and are charged $10 per night, per person, to help offset volunteer costs.

~ Prayer Support - Join in prayer for the needs of children and CEF missionaries around the world. Pray specifically by selecting a prayer request from the list provided on the website.

~ Monetary Donations - CEF is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and all donations are tax deductible.

3 comments:

  1. What a blessing it is to re-live those memories.
    Thanks Vicky for the reminder.
    dad

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  2. Mom and I were talking about this just a few months ago. I wanted to share the Wordless Book with my gransons but it's been so very long and I couldn't remember the whole story with the verses. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for sharing with all of us about these amazing opportunities to touch another generation for the Kingdom of God.

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