‘Kids are bombarded with negative messaging everywhere you look, whether it’s online, on TV and even in some classrooms,’ says Andrew York, CEF Director of Digital Ministries
For Immediate Release
September 11, 2023
ST. LOUIS — With the negative influence of social media on young children, it is more important than ever for them to have positive outlets. That is why Child Evangelism Fellowship’s (CEF) U-Nite Platforms are crucial to reach children in this culture.
“Kids are bombarded with negative messaging everywhere you look, whether it’s online, on TV and even in some classrooms. CEF’s U-Nite TV, U-Nite Radio and U-Nite Kids help ‘detox’ them,” says Andrew York, Director of Digital Ministries for Child Evangelism Fellowship. “After all, truth is more powerful than lies.”
Each CEF free and safe platform, using different technologies, unites kids with the Gospel through adventures and teaches them foundational biblical truths.
“Modern life is a minefield for children. Much of popular culture is designed by people who not only lack a biblical worldview but are actively corrupting young people into accepting lies that will harm them,” York says.
On U-Nite TV, God’s Word is shared in a fun, engaging way to help children understand and apply biblical truths to their lives. They can stream animated adventures that teach truths from the Bible, music videos to learn and memorize God’s Word and stories that clearly teach the Gospel. U-Nite TV’s full library can be accessed from a laptop, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, and Roku.
U-Nite-Radio teaches kids about the Gospel through adventures and foundational, biblical truths. The short episodes teach children through engaging stories. Episodes can be downloaded so children can listen anytime and anywhere. A new episode every week alternates between Good News Devos and Good News Heroes.
Good News Devos gives biblical foundations such as who God is, the basics to understanding the Bible and the 10 Commandments. Good News Heroes follows the characters Logan and Piper as they learn about heroes of the faith like Cameron Townsend, Lottie Moon and George Muller.
On U-Nite Kids, God’s Word is shared in a fun, engaging way to help children grow in their understanding of biblical truths and how to apply them in their lives. They can play adventure games that teach truths from the Bible, complete daily devotions, earn achievements, memorize God’s Word, and get answers to common biblical questions. All of this is available on Android and iOS.
“CEF’s exciting In-Person Ministries and Digital Ministries are offered around the world,” York says. “These include Good News Club®, a weekly club during the school year. The summer 5-Day Club outreach offers a unique opportunity for children to interact with teenagers who receive training in CEF’s Christian Youth In Action program. There are many, many ways to get involved with our ministries.”
Child Evangelism Fellowship, which was founded 86 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.
Last year, through CEF’s combined ministries, more than 19.5 million children worldwide heard the Good News. In 2022, 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 Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.