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Good News Clubs® v. Satan Clubs: No Contest

‘The devil promoters think they’re clever, but they don’t have a prayer when it comes to persuading parents to choose them for their children over CEF’s Gospel-sharing programs,’ Child Evangelism Fellowship Executive Vice President Moises Esteves

For Immediate Release

January 22, 2024

ST. LOUIS Good News Clubs®, a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, are thriving all over America and the world, despite the efforts of a satanic group to oust the Christian clubs from public elementary schools in the name of diversity.

“Although even the very presence of After School Satan Clubs shows how far America has sunk into moral relativism, these so-called clubs are not succeeding in their goal, which is to scare school authorities into banning all after-school groups so as to oust CEF’s Good News Clubs,” says Executive Vice President for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), Moises Esteves, the largest child evangelism ministry in the world.

“Satan cannot create anything but trouble, and this is a prime example,” Esteves says. The devil promoters think they’re clever, but they don’t have a prayer when it comes to persuading parents to choose them for their children over CEF’s Gospel-sharing clubs.

“Parents simply won’t agree to send their children to a club whose mascot represents pure evil.”

Not even one CEF club has been shut down from their efforts, he noted.

On the contrary, publicity from these clubs has increased interest in Good News Clubs®. Every time the satanic group organizers advertise a new club, more individuals discover the Good News Clubs® and many are eager to help.

School officials are noticing the positive difference that Good News Clubs® make.

A survey of over 200 principals from 28 states reports that 87 percent of those principals where clubs are located “noticed an improvement in student behavior.” One principal said: “Since the Good News Club® has been a part of our school, the office referrals have decreased.”

The lives of children and their families are changing because of the message of hope and grace offered at Good News Clubs®.

By contrast, the Satanic Temple encourages children to be self-centered and to disrespect all authority and especially the God who loves them. A children’s song used in the After School Satan Clubs called “My Pal Satan” has these lyrics:

“Satan’s not an evil guy.

He wants you to learn and question why.

He wants you to have fun and be yourself.

And by the way, there is no hell.”

“This is a lie straight from — where else? — Hades,” Esteves says “Teaching children that there is no ultimate right or wrong or a God who loves them sets them up to be exploited by those with evil intentions. We pray that parents will see the truth and send their kids to a Good News Club®.”

At Good News Clubs® teachers who are screened and equipped lead action-packed gatherings every week, delivering timeless truths of the Bible in exciting, engaging ways. Good News Clubs® do not charge a fee and welcome children with written permission from parents.

Components of this club include teaching a Bible lesson, a real-life missionary story, and a Bible verse as well as leading songs, games and a fun review time.

CEF is increasing the number of Good News Clubs®, which already serve children in several thousand schools. This involves training hundreds of thousands of adults worldwide for child evangelism. Good News Clubs® are a space for children to come together each week and learn about the timeless truths of the Bible in exciting and engaging ways.

CEF has 3,500 staff members around the world and in nearly every country and plans to add another 1,000 in 2024.

A long-term goal for CEF is to minister to 100 million children each year globally with the Gospel within 10 to 15 years. In 2024 alone, CEF plans to reach at least 30.4 million children.

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.

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 Bogucki, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Daniel Moyer, ext. 104.