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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.

The director for CEF of Empire State, Inc., Greater Buffalo Area Chapter oversees the growth of Good News Clubs and other Child Evangelism Fellowship® ministries in Erie County, NY. The director works with our established local committee in fundraising, builds relationships with area pastors, and encourages churches to involve themselves in children’s ministry.


  • Fulfill the purpose of CEF
  • Execute and accomplishing the vision of the state board and USA Ministries
  • Oversee all aspects of the local chapter


  • Understand that the foundation of ministry is prayer
  • Lead by example in developing, implementing, improving and growing an effective local prayer program
  • Aggressively pursue church partnerships which will fulfill the purpose of CEF: evangelize, disciple and establish the next generation to God and His church
  • Identify, enlist, equip, develop, and encourage others to become an effective, multi-staff team serving God in this ministry
  • Involved in a minimum level of direct ministry with children to maintain an understanding of today’s child and to adequately evaluate the effectiveness of CEF programs
  • Identify students (grades 9 – college) who may be potential Christian Youth in Action® students
  • Personally participate in CYIA as assigned by state leadership, and help CYIA become/remain successful
  • Establish, develop, and improve ministry effectiveness throughout the entire chapter


  • Work with the local committee in providing vision and strategic plans for evangelizing and discipling all children within the chapter
  • Strive to establish the children with local churches
  • Meet regularly with and lead ministry staff and volunteers to provide encouragement, counsel, and direction
  • Assist ministry staff and volunteers in developing and evaluating their ministry goals
  • Encourage the local committee to take advantage of committee training opportunities
  • Work with the local committee in raising sufficient funds for the ministry
  • Annually assess all ministry staff
  • Develop leadership skills in ministry staff, volunteers, and summer missionaries
  • Oversee and constantly evaluate the teacher training program


  • Ensure that all CEF policies and procedures are followed and proper governance is maintained
  • Keep accurate and complete records
  • Work with the local committee to develop/submit an annual budget to the state director for state board approval to be implemented January 1
  • Ensure that all reports, minutes, communications, money, and donor receipts are submitted as required
  • Communicate accurately about the chapter condition to the state director and local committee
  • Attend all state-office-sponsored meetings as requested by the state director or board


  • Possess leadership qualities as found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • Have a demonstrated love for Jesus Christ and prayer, and an unquestionable passion to reach kids with the Gospel
  • A continual learner, relevant, strategist, and loves people
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to lead and build a team that is diverse in skills, experience and culture
  • Love the local church and other Christian organizations and value them as ministry partners
  • Have skills to identify other leaders, organize groups, cast vision and evaluate the ministry programs

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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