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Website CEF of Virginia, Inc.

Child Evangelism Fellowship® is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

A local coordinator/director for CEF of Virginia, Inc. Greater Richmond Chapter promotes the ministry in the local chapter with the goal of increasing church partnerships and primary ministries. The local coordinator/director serves as the face of the local chapter and develops other volunteers and other leaders.

General Responsibilities

  • Fulfilling the purpose of Child Evangelism Fellowship in the chapter
  • Executing and accomplishing the plans and objectives of USA Ministries, the local committee and state board
  • Overseeing all aspects of the ministry within the local chapter with the assistance of the local committee, volunteers and staff


  • Understand that the foundation of ministry is prayer and stay committed to developing, implementing, and growing an effective prayer program

Specific Responsibilities

Ministries Supervision

  • Promotes the ministry in the local chapter with the goal of increasing church partnerships and primary ministries of after-school Good News Club® and 5-Day Clubs® staffed by Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™)
  • Recruit staff and volunteers
  • Train and equip staff and volunteers for ministry
  • Maintains direct ministry contact with children through CEF® sponsored programs
  • Builds and maintains CYIA ministry
  • Enlists staff and volunteers to help recruit short-term missionaries
  • Provide additional ministry opportunities to CYIA missionaries
  • Arrange and help present training such as Kick-Off & Quick Start Training for Good News Clubs in the fall and Jump Start in February for CYIA and potential CYIA
  • Promotes further opportunities to serve-including short-term missions and other CEF ministries
  • Participates in the CYIA training school as assigned by the state director

Leadership Development

  • Develops with the local committee a strategic plan that comports with the State Board’s plan, and effectively communicates it and oversees its implementation
  • Strives to develop and establish ministry among the children in unreached cities, towns and school districts within the local chapter area
  • Recruits paid and volunteers to do the work of the ministry
  • Meets regularly with the paid and volunteer staff members to provide encouragement, counsel, evaluation of ministry goals and leadership development
  • Encourages the local committee to take advantage of available committee training
  • Works with the local committee and paid staff to raise sufficient funds to accomplish the plans and objectives laid out by the local committee
  • Follows the policies and procedures of the state and national organizations and sees that all staff and volunteers are adhering to the policies
  • Completes routine employee appraisals with all paid staff
  • Oversees (and teaches if necessary) the teacher training program and provides the necessary training for the staff to perform their job well

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are being followed
  • Keeps adequate records
  • Works with the local committee to develop an annual budget at the beginning of the fiscal year for approval by the local committee and submission to the State Board
  • Submits the budget of the local chapter to the state director for state board approval
  • Ensure that all reports, minutes, communications and moneys are forwarded to the proper offices in a timely manner
  • Ensure that receipts and thank-you notes are mailed in a timely manner
  • Communicates accurately and in a timely manner with the state director and local committee
  • Attends all local directors meetings sponsored by the state office
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the local committee and/or state director

Software Responsibilities

The following skills will be needed. The level of proficiency can be developed.

  • MS PowerPoint and e-mail intermediate
  • MS Publisher, Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat basic
  • Good News Clubs use computers, projectors and blockrockers
  • Use MailChimp to connect with volunteers and to give updates on ministry


  • Must have a demonstrated love for Jesus Christ and prayer, and an unquestionable passion to reach children with the Gospel
  • Must be able to recognize how God moves in our midst as He builds the local work one person/one church at a time
  • Must be a continual learner, relational, and demonstrate an understanding of how to lead others
  • Must love the local church and understand how to mobilize them as ministry partners
  • Must have skills to identify other leaders, organize groups, cast vision and evaluate the ministry programs
  • Must have extensive experience in Biblically teaching and evangelizing children
  • Must have a flawless record in behavior towards children and families
  • Has experience discipleship of and training for staff and volunteers
  • Is an effective teacher willing to lead, coach and correct staff and volunteers
  • Has at least one year of Bible College or Seminary training, maintaining a good academic performance

As a religious organization, Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc. is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees on the basis of religion.

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