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CEF’s Children’s Ministries Institutes are training people worldwide to share the Gospel

‘There is a hunger in children for the love and truth of Christ, but not everyone feels equipped to share it effectively with them,’ says Child Evangelism Fellowship Acting Vice President of Administration Fred Pry

For Immediate Release

March 12, 2024

ST. LOUIS Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is training children’s workers around the world to share the Gospel in many countries.

“In fact, CEF’s Children’s Ministries Institute holds training on every continent except Antarctica,” said Child Evangelism Fellowship Acting Vice President of Administration Fred Pry. 

“We just keep expanding our outreach,” Pry said. “There is a hunger in children for the love and truth of Christ, but not everyone feels equipped to share it effectively with them.  

“That’s where CEF comes in. We train not only our own workers but those from other mission organizations and churches as well.”

Twenty-six Children’s Ministries Institutes will be conducted this year in 21 countries. Locations planned for 2024 include Cambodia, India, and Egypt.

Some of the training is available in online modules but most training of workers takes place in their own country where they serve.

Course topics include understanding today’s child, progressive methods of child evangelism, ministry strategy and development, and general tools for leadership of a children’s ministry.

These are accredited by numerous colleges and can provide Continuing Education Units.

Additionally, CEF offers many seminars for those desiring to reach boys and girls with the Gospel. These cover topics like how to share the Gospel, reaching Generation Z, children impacted by disabilities, loving the traumatized child and training children to reach their peers. In addition to an experienced team of children’s ministry leaders, CEF also offers seminars by leading experts such as Pastor Mark Vroegop, Pastor Robert Morgan, Crawford Lorrits, Dr. Richard Blackaby, Joni Ericksen Tada, Alex McFarland and more.

“Much of this same expertise is offered on the local level as CEF serves and equips churches, parents, and children’s workers to reach the children in their communities,” Pry says.

“Trained CEF workers are multipliers. A national worker shares the Gospel with as many as 6,000 children annually. Those young disciples go and make more disciples, sharing the Good News with their peers and families.”

To learn more about Children’s Ministries Institute training, see

To read more about CEF’s ministries, see the latest edition of  Impact. 

Child Evangelism Fellowship, which was founded 87 years ago, has been establishing Good News Clubs® in countries around the world for decades. Clubs are thriving worldwide, in countries including Australia, Cambodia, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Uganda.

In 2022, through CEF’s combined ministries, more than 19.5 million children worldwide heard the Good News. More than 439,000 teachers were trained around the world.

For more CEF news, see the ministry’s latest edition of the online magazine Impact.

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is an international, nonprofit, Christian ministry that has been dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, discipled and established in a local church since 1937. CEF is located in all 50 American states and in most countries around the world, with over 3,500 paid staff and tens of thousands of volunteers around the world.


To interview a representative from Child Evangelism Fellowship, contact [email protected], Beth Bogucki, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Daniel Moyer, ext. 104.