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Growing in Ministry

Jul 14, 2023 | The Harvest

The Apostle Paul set his eyes on Rome as a target city for the Gospel. Paul knew that Rome, as a major city, was situated at a crossroads and that from there the Gospel could spread throughout the country and continent. At CEF, we want to give attention to our cities because 80 percent of the American population now lives in urban areas.[1] A new initiative is helping to grow ministry in Baltimore, Houston, and Minneapolis by providing a matching grant for ministry expansion. In Minneapolis, the matching grant allowed the Twin Cities to bring on Tim Pressley as a ministry coordinator. Tim has already been instrumental in starting five new Good News Clubs and connecting with churches to launch more clubs. According to Joseph Rukavina, the CEF Twin Cities local director, the grant has already made it possible for hundreds of kids in the Twin Cities area to hear the Gospel, and it has allowed the chapter to accomplish very quickly what it would have taken years to accomplish without help. 

Learn more about Good News Club at Good News Club – Child Evangelism Fellowship (

[1] “Nation’s Urban and Rural Populations Shift Following 2020 Census,” News Releases, United States Census Bureau, updated December 29,2022,,down%20from%2080.7%25%20in%202010.