Good News Club®
Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained volunteers 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. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a mission story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.
JYC™ (Jesus You Connection) is similar to Good News Club for older students. JYC is a safe, supportive place for young teens (age 11-14) to enjoy faith, friends and fun. Youth learn the truth about things that really matter, like hope, faith, salvation, joy, love and courage. They learn more about Jesus and the Father in Heaven. Youth participate in activities that feed their faith while building genuine friendships. Teens also enjoy meaningful music and have fun with games. Clubs meet weekly at schools, homes, community centers and churches.
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 in the U.S. have that opportunity! 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 Clubs only with their parents permission.
Who can attend?
Good News Clubs and JYC Clubs are open to all boys and girls regardless of religious background. Curriculum is geared for youth ages 5-12. Parents are welcome to attend the club with their child.
Who teaches the club?
Clubs are taught by trained Christians who are concerned for the spiritual well-being of children. Teen and adult volunteers, as well as churches and faith groups, partner with CEF to support a club. All volunteers and staff undergo a background screening and specialized training to ensure the safety of the children.
Is there any cost?
There is no charge for children to attend.
How does the club benefit children?
Children learn biblical principals, moral values, character qualities and respect for authority.