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Youth Challenge

Youth Challenge is Avenue for Ongoing Discipleship

Child Evangelism Fellowship® is serious about discipleship. Good News Clubs are a primary means of discipling children, but when pre-teens age out of GNC™, we want them to continue growing in their walk with Christ, being involved in local churches and developing a missionary vision especially as relates to CEF ministry. We believe that in doing this God will raise up more volunteers, teachers, supporters and workers to minister among the children. Christian Youth in Action® is one program for teens and young adults, but there is another—Youth Challenge.  Youth Challenge is most developed in Europe. Colin Hylands, CEF of Ireland is team leader for Youth Challenge. His goal is to have the program in every nation in which CEF ministers.

Youth Challenge consists of  Junior Youth Challenge for ages 11-15 and Senior Youth Challenge is for those ages 16 and up. The focus of Youth Challenge is knowing Christ, living for Him and serving Him. Teens immerse themselves in God’s Word through a five-year curriculum.  Meetings include Bible teaching, singing, games, quizzes and other activities. But beyond regular meetings, there are special events and national events such as sports nights and weekend gatherings.

Ashleigh Coulter shared, “I’ve been involved with Youth Challenge right through my teens. Going to camps during summer and at New Year’s each year has almost been my routine. The people I’ve met through Youth Challenge have become some of my closest friends, and the teachings and encouragements I’ve been given have all been instrumental in where I am in my faith today. I will never stop being thankful for having these camps and these people through the years of my life when everything else around me was changing and uncertain. They stood to remind me that we serve a God who is faithful and unchanging.”

Youth Challenge consists of  Junior Youth Challenge for ages 11-15 and Senior Youth Challenge is for those ages 16 and up. The focus of Youth Challenge is knowing Christ, living for Him and serving Him. Teens immerse themselves in God’s Word through a five-year curriculum.  Meetings include Bible teaching, singing, games, quizzes and other activities. But beyond regular meetings, there are special events and national events such as sports nights and weekend gatherings.

Ashleigh Coulter shared, “I’ve been involved with Youth Challenge right through my teens. Going to camps during summer and at New Year’s each year has almost been my routine. The people I’ve met through Youth Challenge have become some of my closest friends, and the teachings and encouragements I’ve been given have all been instrumental in where I am in my faith today. I will never stop being thankful for having these camps and these people through the years of my life when everything else around me was changing and uncertain. They stood to remind me that we serve a God who is faithful and unchanging.”

“Apart from my church and family, CEF Youth Challenge was the biggest influence on my life growing up, giving the opportunity to experience and share the Gospel with others. It has helped me understand and secure my personal faith, and has been a constant source of encouragement and fellowship in my life.”

— Sharon Canning

“I am incredibly grateful for how God used Youth Challenge in my life. At the age of 15 or 16, there weren't any young people my age at Church, and I had no real Christian friends. Youth Challenge enabled me to make great Christian friends, all the while helping me grow in my faith through great teaching, fellowship, and the example of the leaders.”

— John McCulla