An Initial Step in the Journey
Good News Clubs provide an excellent opportunity to reach children between the ages of 5 and 14. The Clubs utilize exciting Bible lessons, visualized songs, memory verses, and review games to produce lasting positive impact on children. Good News Clubs take the Gospel to where the children are – their neighborhoods, daycare centers, and even in the public schools.
Adopt-A-School, the after-school program, offers sponsoring churches a unique opportunity to adopt a local public school reaching children and families in the community served by the local church. Clubs meet once per week and are used as a means of evangelizing and discipling children.
Right now, over 200 schools in the Greater Richmond area are open to ministry with CEF of Greater Richmond; they include the public schools in twenty-one counties and five cities. In addition, CEF is able to work with existing after-care programs in area YMCA facilities.
Each of these represents an opportunity for churches, families, and interested individuals to make an impact for Christ in a previously closed mission field.
Can we really teach the Bible in public schools?
Yes! The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time. Now children in the U.S. have that opportunity, too! In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States during non-instructional time on the same terms as other community groups.
Children attend Good News Club only with their parent’s permission.
Good News Clubs are gearing up for 2022-2023. Click the link below for some helpful materials that will assist you in presenting the gospel to our children this year.