Child Evangelism Fellowship® is an organization that is very near and dear to my heart. Not only because it fulfills the very important role of leading children around the world to Christ, but because it is also through this organization that I came to know Jesus as my personal Savior.
I must have been the summer of 1969 that our neighbor Geraldine Potter persuaded another neighbor Judy Lesher to host a 5-Day Club Judy’s yard was soon filled with unsaved children including me and my brother.
“I’m just a small group leader!” Have you ever heard anyone say that? Have you said that about yourself? Sometimes just because someone is not the Bible teacher in a Good News Club® that person thinks his role is not important.
The saved children in your class need your help to grow in their relationships with God. “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). You can start by teaching them these basic steps of growth.
Holding a pencil to represent a microphone, Tim announces, “This week’s superstar is. . .Kayla!” Smiling, Kayla stands by Tim who then interviews her about her favorite book, sport, pizza topping and so on. Since the early elementary child is a group player and likes being around children his own age, we have a weekly classroom superstar.
The world says, “I deserve my rights!” God says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-7
What if you had to worry about your safety before stepping out of your home to play in the yard? What if you had to stop and consider what colors you were wearing before you could go to the park and play without offending the gang presence in that area? These kinds of things are a reality for thousands of children.
Being strong in the face of danger isn’t always easy, but because of what Jeandré had learned in Good News Club he knew what to do.
What, leave my pew?! Why? I am comfortable and happy right here. Little did I know what the Lord had in His plans for me!On that trip I quickly found out that I did not know how to explain to anyone the Gospel I claimed to believe in!
One day about 30 years ago I was with some friends at a restaurant in Madison, Ohio. It was a little restaurant on a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River.When our meal was about done the waitress quietly asked me, “When you were here last week did you leave a tip?”