Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Ministry Staffing Program for everyone seeking employment with Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®)?

The Ministry Staffing Program is for those seeking full-time missionary positions within CEF. This would include both recent high school or college graduates and those desiring to change careers. It is not for part-time missionaries or general office staff. Missionary positions usually fall into the following categories:

Children’s Ministry Specialist – Minister to children through Good News Club, 5-Day Club and other outreach ministries.

Ministry Coordinator – Establish, organize and encourage the club ministries within a local area, helping more unchurched children hear the Gospel.

Camp Director – Lead a team of staff and volunteers to make a local Camp Good News a life-changing experience for children.

Local Director – Lead a team of staff and volunteers to make a lasting impact on the next generation in a local area.

State Director – Lead and develop other CEF missionaries in a state, helping them fulfill God’s calling in their lives to reach children for Christ.

Overseas Missionary – Take the Gospel to a country outside the U.S. Opportunities for overseas ministry are many and varied. More detailed information is available.

Are all CEF Missionaries supported by donors?

CEF and its missionaries are funded through the gifts of faithful donors who desire partnership in reaching the world’s children with the Gospel, discipling them in the Word of God and establishing them in a local church.

How does the Ministry Staffing Program help missionaries to raise support?

The Ministry Staffing Program provides training, coaching and administrative support to missionary candidates. The training is provided during Missionary Candidate School, a two-week intensive course that provides a solid foundation and relevant tools to equip a missionary candidate to raise 100% of his or her monthly budget. Each missionary candidate is assigned a ministry preparation coach. This advisor will assist the candidate through regular accountability, guidance and problem solving.

How does the Ministry Staffing Program prepare missionaries for ministry?

There are basic ministry preparation components that all CEF missionaries must complete including candidate school, support-raising, a year of Bible training or equivalent, the Children’s Ministries Institute 12-week diploma program, field internship, and other assignments. There are additional requirements for missionaries preparing to serve internationally including Missionary Training School as well as language and cultural adaptation training.

Each missionary candidate will also work with his ministry preparation coach through each ministry preparation step to identify strengths that can to be further developed and weaknesses that need to be addressed in order for the candidate’s ministry to be as effective as possible.  Each candidate will then work with his or her coach to design and work through a customized ministry preparation plan that will help him or her grow in the identified areas. Thorough training results in missionaries adequately prepared to begin serving on the mission field.

How can I apply for the Ministry Staffing Program?

You can fill out our online application.

What happens after I apply?

Once all parts of the application have been submitted, references will be checked and screening will take place. The applicant will then interview with the Missionary Program hiring committee.