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We host children's programs all year long across many counties in Eastern PA!
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5-Day Clubs

5-Day clubs are held for five consecutive days during the summer months in parks, on porches and front steps, in yards, or inside homes.

The purpose of a 5-Day club is to

teach the Bible to children.

The 5-Day Club environment not only allows a unsaved child to hear the Gospel, but it also challenges the saved child to grow in their walk with the Lord. The children are challenged to see the mission field that is all around them, both locally and all around the world. They are encouraged to share their faith and invite friends to join them in club.

 

What happens at a 5-Day Club?

    • Meaningful songs
    • Bible Lessons
    • Life-changing Bible memory verses
    • Exciting missionary story
    • Puppet and special correspondence course
    • Friends and community

Who teaches the 5- Day Club?

Christians who are concerned for the spiritual well-being of your child teach the club, whether they be CEF directors, workers, or summer missionaries. These teachers have received specialized training from CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC. (CEF of E. PA). All club workers have been carefully screened as required by CEF of E. PA, INC.’s  Child Abuse Policy.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for any child to attend. This is a time for children to come hear dynamic teaching from God’s Word that reinforces biblical principals, godly character, and moral values.

Good News Clubs

Good News Clubs are weekly, hour-long programs that run throughout the school year for children ages 5 through 12. 

The purpose of a Good News Club is

to build Gospel relationships with

children.

They learn Biblical songs that are appealing and fun. They enjoy playing games that help them memorize verses from God’s Word. Through the missionary time, they learn of children around the world who are following Jesus. The visualized Bible story applies God’s Word to what is happening in their lives personally. They play review games that help them remember what was taught in a fun and interactive format. An opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour is given at every club, including the chance to be counseled by a trained Good News Club teacher.

Where does the Good News Club

meet?

The Good News Club programs take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, schools, community centers, and Bible churches. We want to make it easy and convenient for anyone to attend, bringing the Good News right to where the child lives. Some counties even have Good News Clubs after school right on the school property. We call them After-School / In-School Good News Clubs. This is a Pennsylvania State approved program.

Who teaches the 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 OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC. to have a club that is both exciting and informative so that children will have the desire to keep attending.

Teachers are asked to sign our Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization (CEF of E. PA is non-charismatic). All club workers have been carefully screened as required by CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC.’s Child Abuse Policy.

Camp Good News

Camp Good News, or Good News Day Camp, meets every day for five consecutive days during the summer months. Some counties host all-day camps, some offer mini-camps, and others run overnight camps throughout the summer.

The purpose of summer camp is to reach children with

the Gospel in an exciting and memorable environment.

Every CEF of Eastern PA, Inc. camp includes:

    • Interactive Bible lessons
    • Memory verses from Scripture
    • Memorable, Biblically-based songs
    • Fun games
    • Creative crafts
    • Exciting visitors and special activities
    • Chances to meet missionaries serving around the world
    • Opportunities to make new, lifelong friends

Every county does summer camp differently. Get in contact with your local county director to find out more!

    Released Time Classes

    Pennsylvania law allows for public school students to be released from class for religious instruction. What an amazing opportunity to reach otherwise unchurched children with the Gospel, and to encourage and disciple children who have already trusted Christ as Savior!

    The purpose of a Released Time Class is to take the

    opportunity to train children in the Bible and build

    lasting Gospel relationships.

    Each week during the school year, trained teachers and workers at Released Time Classes present Bible lessons, memory verses, Bible songs, and a missionary story.

    Where does the Released Time Class meet?

    The students are transported from public schools to a nearby church or designated location. Students must have written parental permission to attend. This is NOT sponsored by the school district or Department of Education but by CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC.

    Who teaches the Released Time Class?

    Christians who are concerned for boys and girls work together volunteering their time and energy to teach Released Time Classes. They are trained by CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC. to have a club that is both exciting and informative so that children will have the desire to keep attending.

    Teachers are asked to sign our Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization (CEF of E. PA is non-charismatic). All club workers have been carefully screened as required by CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC.’s Child Abuse Policy.

    Do you want to get involved in one of these ministries?

    Contact your local director for more information!