Good News Across America will begin its fifth year of ministry on July 16 in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Nearly 160 trained CEF workers from across the nation will gather in the Twin Cities to conduct 5-Day Clubs with 29 partnering churches.
In previous years in the cities of Chicago, Little Rock, Boston, and Salt Lake, God has used the outreach to share the Gospel with over 10,000 children. In addition, many new After-School clubs have been launched in each city.
The ministry plan involves each church picking three strategic sites to do 5-Day Clubs in their community. Locations include apartment complexes, boys’ and girls’ clubs, parks, community centers, -- anywhere children gather. This year we will be teaching the Knowing Christ lesson series which is based on “I am” statements from the gospel of John. In addition to the Bible stories, children will enjoy fun and interactive games, snacks, and a missionary story. No doubt, hundreds of children will trust Christ as a result of this outreach.
On Friday night, each partnering church will host a rally for children and families. In previous years God has blessed us with thousands of unchurched moms, dads, and children. We expect the same thing to happen in the Twin Cities. The rallies serve as the bridge to connect the people to the local church. God has used this means to reach many families and have them become an integral part of local churches.
In Phase Two, each partnering church will adopt a local elementary school and launch an After School Good News Club. These clubs will allow the partnering church to continue strategic outreach into their communities.
Please join us in praying for God’s blessing as we go to the Twin Cities. Months of preparation will culminate July 16-28, and we have done all we can to make the ministry successful – but ultimately the fruit is in God’s hand.
Please pray that God will work in and through every volunteer and that we will have the joy of seeing hundreds of boys and girls place their faith and trust in Christ. May God bless you for joining with us in this ministry.