Stories from CEF
We have had the experience of getting close to a ministry only to find things we didn’t want. But that has not been the case with Child Evangelism Fellowship®. It keeps getting better.
During the summer Patti, the local director for the Greater Chattanooga chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship® organizes teams to run 5-Day Club® in community centers in the inner city. Then the opportunity opened for the Chattanooga chapter to start Good News Clubs in 17 of these community centers.
Although Charles Haddon Spurgeon died 45 years prior to the birth of Child Evangelism Fellowship®, his sermons played an integral role in the life of our founder, Jesse Irvin Overholtzer. Overholtzer was reading one of Spurgeon’s sermons and came across a portion which said, “A child of five if properly instructed can as easily understand and believe the Gospel as an adult.”
More than ever in our increasingly secularized world, the authority and accuracy of the Bible are under attack. Even at the earliest ages, children are being taught ideas that contradict the Bible, such as evolution and millions of years of history.
Eighty years is a long time. Many organizations founded 8o years ago have strayed from their purpose and no longer embrace biblical values. By God’s grace, this will never be true of Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Good News Clubs are filled with exciting activities: games, snacks, missionary stories, Bible lessons, memory verse teachings, songs and more. But all of that aside, something more important happens in this after-school program: lives are changed.
Give your testimony
Please share your story of how any of the ministries of Child Evangelism Fellowship® (Good News Club®, 5-Day Club®, etc.) impacted you as a child and how God is working in your life today as a result.