Open Hearts Open Doors

God quickly brought together several seasoned CEF volunteers, and by the end of March, after setting everything up with the school principal, we launched the first week of the five-week Good News Club with a full classroom of 24 children. But that is NOT the “end of the story!

An Unexpected Shift

It was about halfway through the school year, and we marveled at how far our Good News Club® (GNC™) had come. We had started the school year with a Party Club, and the kids had been quite rambunctious. They sat on the lunch tables, walked back and forth, and were basically wild throughout the entire hour. From that point on, my team and I knew we needed to set some ground rules and be very intentional to enforce them to see improvement in the kids’ behavior. And so we began.

Finding Hope in a Lost World

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, knowing that in the LORD your labor is not in vain”( 1 Corinthians 15:58).

All for the Glory of God

One of the blessings of teaching children is that you must really know your stuff to be able to bring it down to their level. Last year we taught the memory verse 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Review Matters—Make it Fun!

So how do you review effectively with hyper kids who likely consumed bowls of sugary marshmallow infused cereal for breakfast? (If your answer included written essays or standardized testing, I’m curious to hear how that’s working out for you.) My favorite method of reviewing with children is review games!

Turn the Right Screw

Henry Ford was an American genius, and his Ford automobiles changed the course of history. But even a genius needs help from time to time. Ford, whose electrical engineers couldn’t solve problems they were having with a gigantic generator, called Charles Steinmetz into the plant.