CEF Fund Gathering Banquet 2020

God is our Provider!

We have been blessed again this year with a $15,000 matching grant!

 Please be in prayer about how God would have you invest in the spiritual lives of the children of Montana!

Unable to Attend

If you are unable to attend the banquet but would like to take advantage of the $15,000 matching grant, please mail a check designated for the banquet to be received by March 28, 2020.

 Mail to:

CEF of Montana

PO Box 974, Whitehall MT 59759

Come to the Banquet!

When: Saturday March 28, 2020 6:00—8:15 PM

 WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn 2023 Commerce Way Bozeman, MT 59715

RSVP: March 22, 2020

 To Register:

Call 406-595-1038

What has God done?

Meet some folks who have been personally impacted by the ministry. (Kids, Teens, Parents, Churches)

 Who is He using to get it done?

  • Meet our current staff!
  • Learn some fun and interesting facts about them!

 Goals for the Summer of 2020

  • Serve 45 churches
  • Reach 1200 children
  • Have 1800 attend the rallies
  • Have over 20 teens in CYIA

Bring a friend!

Invite your friends to this event. It will be a great opportunity for them to get acquainted with the ministry of CEF of Montana!

CEF of Montana Purpose Statement

We will trust God without boundaries to increase our ability to impact the lives of children by initiating ministry through the local church!

Devotionals From Facepainting At Fair

One of the big events that CEF of Montana does during the summer is face painting at the Billings fair. It’s a great opportunity to share the gospel with hundreds of children every day of the fair.

It is also a great time for the teenagers to reunite at the end of the summer.

Every morning before the group leaves to go to the fair and start the day, Dave would give a devotional. Each one was an encouragement to the teenagers to keep doing to work that God has for them to do as they go back to normal life once the summer is over.

We happened to get the last two days of those devotionals recorded. Hopefully, they will be an encouragement to you and a good reminder to the teens of what they learned during the summer.



Training in Manhattan and Hamilton

As CEF of Montana continues to grow one of the things that have increased the most is our teacher training. As a result, this last weekend was busy as our staff did two different trainings this weekend.

On Saturday there was a training in Manhattan.

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On Sunday Dave, Jennifer, and Lauren drove all the way to Hamilton for a training with the Assembly of God church there.

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At each training, the people in the church are learning how to teach children. They will go on to use this training in their churches, ministries, and possibly their every day lives.

CEF of Montana is excited to see this side of the ministry grow so quickly and have so many people enthusiastic about sharing the gospel with the kids in their churches and communities.

Do You Want To Learn About CYIA?

Application Link below

Summer Ministry for Teens!







God wants you to know His plan includes you having an eternal impact on lives! That is why it is considered necessary!

Let God use you the way He deems to be necessary in the lives of others!

What is CYIA?


In simplicity, Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) is a ministry for teens! Child    

    Evangelism Fellowship® trains teens to put on 5 Day Clubs®. These are like high octane VBS’s. Teams of teens then travel around Montana during the summer months putting on these clubs with local churches.

(Need to be 13 by June 1)

Training Information

CYIA training takes place at Heritage Christian School in Bozeman, MT. Training will be June 14th– June 26nd, 2020.

Students stay at the school during the duration of the training. Classrooms become the dorms. Teens bring their own bedding!

First week is mainly academic as we train the CYIAers to put on the 5 Day Clubs.

Second week we have them put on 5 Day Clubs and evaluate, turning the head knowledge into ministry to the children!

There is always a spiritual emphasis in the CYIA ministry to challenge the teens to grow in their relationship with the Lord!

Cost: $350 for the two week training. This includes the teens summer ministry kits, t-shirts worn during the summer and room and board for the two weeks.

Summer Ministry

June 29th through August 16th, 2020

  • Teens are required to serve for four (4)  weeks during the summer ministry period. ( Can do more if they would like
  • Teens are assigned to teams that travel throughout Montana to put on the 5 Day Clubs.
  • Teens can be asked to travel anywhere in the State of Montana.
  • Teens can be asked to serve other weeks if possible due to when churches may schedule clubs 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I can’t afford the training?

Our experience has shown that God provides for the teens to do this ministry. Many churches help provide funds for the teens. People get excited about teens serving and are more than willing to help! CEF of Montana also has some limited funds for scholarships.

  • Will there be any other costs for my teen during the summer?

CEF of Montana and churches cover the travel costs and meals throughout the summer. Teens should have some spending money for snacks or souvenirs. If your teen attends the State Fair in Billings they would need funds for riding rides, etc.

  • Will I have to drive my teen all over the state?

CEF of Montana works with parents to keep travel for families to a minimum. We try to do most of the driving for you. We would set up a meeting place near by and then drive students the rest of the way. We try to schedule them with 5 Day Clubs that are closer to your home. We also have teens stay at the State Directors home over weekends to help cut down on travel for parents. We usually travel to churches on Sunday evening and return either Friday evening or Saturday morning depending on the location. We do our very best to keep your travel at a minimum!

  • Who are the drivers for CEF?

All drivers will either be CEF Staff, State Board members, CEF Volunteers or CEF Interns for the summer. (18 as a minimum)

  • How does CEF work to protect my son or daughter?

1) All CEF staff, Interns and CEF volunteers have had a criminal background check and references questioned.

2) We have a three person rule. All activities require a minimum of three people involved so that no adult is alone with a teen. Parents are called and worked with if this situation arises do to circumstances we can’t control.

3) Anyone 18 and over who will have a connection with the teens (housing hosts, their families and volunteers participating in the 5 Day Clubs) will also have background checks and references questioned.

4) We have curfews and strict rules on where guys and girls can be.

5) We work to have guys and girls stay in separate host homes when possible.


5 Day Clubs

Need more information? Please contact us!



Ready to fill out the application? Click on CYIA Application Packet link. Print out all 8 forms, fill out and send them back to us. 

Mail: PO Box 974 Whitehall MT 59759                                                                                            OR                                                                                                                          Scan and Email: office@cefofmontana.com  

CYIA Application Packet

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Winter Adventure Huge Success!

The Winter Adventure for 2019 brought teens from all over Montana. Over three days these teens participated in fun games, heard good teaching, were challenged in their faith, ate good food, sang songs, and enjoyed each other’s company.

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Dave Howe spoke to the kids about being living stones from 1 Peter 2:4-16

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 
5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 
6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 
7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 
8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. 
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 
10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 
12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 
14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 
15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 
16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
The event also took place over New Year’s Eve and we had the chance to have fun together until midnight. The group played games, played some basketball, did some dancing, and right near midnight, we sang This Life by Mercy Me.
When the clock finally read 12:00 we all celebrated with noisemakers.

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The teenagers also got the chance to hear about Christain Youth In Action. Several teens from CYIA were at the event and shared about their experience while at the training.