WHO WE ARE
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a non-profit ministry to children. Our desire is to partner with churches to train, equip and support the local church as they impact their communities for Christ. Our mission is to reach children with the Gospel, disciple them, and connect them to local Bible-believing churches.
God has given His people a clear commission—to go and make disciples. Our special mission in CEF is to reach every child with the Gospel. In the last ministry year (2018-2019), our local staff and volunteers were able to share the Gospel with 2,274 children in Southwest Florida! There are still over 112,000 children in our area still to be reached!
CEF desires, through the local churches, to have a presence on every public elementary school campus in Southwest Florida. As of 2019, we have partnerships with with roughly 33% of our schools. Does your school have a Good News Club? Find out here!
We are committed to making disciples every day. Through our club ministries, it is our desire to demonstrate to the children what it looks like to follow Jesus. Whether it be small group activities, prayer teaching, or modeling for them how to dive into the Word, we desire to help them grow in their walk with the Lord.
Child Evangelism Fellowship is committed to training and developing volunteers on how to conduct effective and meaningful ministry to children. Our Bi-Annual Good News Club Conferences (September and January) prepare volunteers from local area churches for the Good News Club program. We also train and prepare students to serve in local missions through our Christian Youth in Action program. Our statewide and national locations also offer online and regional training classes for those desiring to dive deep into children's ministry.
Once training is complete, our partners aren't left empty handed. CEF equips each team with the needed materials to sponsor an after-school program. These Biblically- sound materials are produced by CEF Press. The materials include Bible Lessons, Song Music Videos, Small Group Activities, Game Resources, and colorful visuals (digital and print). Resources for children are also provided to assist them in furthering their walk with the Lord. In addition to the curriculum, CEF also provides our partners with practical materials for organization and administration of the program.
Ministry should never be done alone - nor is it fun! Each partner is assigned a Ministry Coordinator that will walk alongside them as the church impacts their community. Regular communication, site visits, and leadership meetings occur throughout the year to ensure each outreach is supported and cared for well. CEF's staff assist in onboarding new volunteers and handling the relationship between the church and CEF.