We simply want to be a tool the local church uses to reach their community!
School Year Ministry!
What is a Good News Club®?
A club that meets with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission.
What’s in a Good News Club?
This action-packed time includes Bible lessons, songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.
Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust the Lord Jesus as Savior. Every club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth.
Ministry of the Church!
Good News Club® (GNC) will be a ministry of the local church. CEF will train, equip and provide key aspects to this club for the church but it will simply be a ministry outreach of the local church!
Quick overview of the Church’s role
- Carry out the actual ministry to the kids
- A commitment of 14-26 weeks during the school year
- Responsible for the workers for the club (7-10 folks)
- Finances to facilitate the GNC
- Work within the basics needed by CEF for a club to be called a GNC
Quick overview of CEF’s role
- To help secure a school facility if GNC is to be in a school
- Completing CEF’s Child Protection Policy for all workers including background checks
- Provide the 8-hour initial training and follow up training
- Order CEF curriculum and resources to be used in the GNC by the church
A CEF Ministry coordinator will be assigned to the church for the GNC. They will facilitate the partnership and will continue to communicate with the church in regards to the GNC.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will this cost the church?
Good News Clubs do require our curriculum to be used. Initial resource pack for the year is about $90-$100. Each 6-week curriculum will be about $40-$50. Snacks, prizes, any rental fees and etc. are taken care of by the church as well.
What is the required 8 hour training?
It is training on how to minister to children and how to use our GNC curriculum. Usually is done on a Saturday.
What does the 7-10 team members look like?
This team is made up of a leader/coordinator for the club. Those who can teach, lead music, do games, take care of administrative aspects and general helpers. The church is responsible for providing these workers.
Why does CEF require certain aspects to the GNC?
We are a nationally recognized program that takes place in public schools. This helps greatly to get into schools. We also provide the liability insurance for the clubs. This insurance requires us to have basic requirements to cover a GNC.
Is the church responsible for doing background checks?
CEF of Montana provides the background checks for all those who will participate in the club with the children.