good news club

after-School good news club

The After-School Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission.

This action-packed time includes: a Bible Lesson, songs, scripture memory, a missions story, and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.

Our Purpose

As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of the After-School 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 all across America, including Wisconsin, 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. Children attend Good News Club only with their parent’s permission. 

What can the After-School Good News Club do for my neighborhood?

An After-School Good News 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 their neighborhood. It connects the child and their 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 is taught in an After-School Good News Clubs?

Each week an exciting Bible lesson, songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.

Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust the Lord Jesus as Savior. Every club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. Children are also encouraged to attend a local church.

Who teaches an After-School Good News Club?

Christians who are concerned for boys and girls work together volunteering their time and energy to teach Good News Club. 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 required to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization. Any adults or teens working with the program are screened according to our Child Protection Policy.