Ministry Across Cultures and Neighborhoods

Ministry Across Cultures and Neighborhoods

Due to the pandemic, public school after-school Good News Clubs are on pause in Chicago. In their place, Good News Clubs have begun in private after-school ministries. One that is opening up is in the Maywood area and another one in the Little India neighborhood in Chicago. Chicago is known for its diversity condensed into

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Working with Women

Working with Women

These trying times have changed the look of ministry here in Chicago and around the world. Though our surroundings and circumstances have changed, our methods of reaching the next generation with the gospel have not. Viridian Calix is one of CEF of Chicago’s missionaries working alongside her husband living at the Housing for Urban...

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Changes in CEF Leadership

Changes in CEF Leadership

CEF is a ministry that is held up by men and women who step up to teach, train, and lead. CEF of Chicago is blessed to have Jonathan King serving as metro area director and CEF international has been blessed to have Reese Kauffman, President of Child Evangelism Fellowship has leader. CEF international sent out

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ReKindling the Flame

ReKindling the Flame

     Our sixth and final ReKindling was our most successful one yet in terms of size and purpose. We had it at Compass church of Bolingbrook by Zeta Maniati. We had 28 teens there not including staff! It was all outside and the weather was absolutely perfect for the event. We had two hours

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Get Trained

Get Trained

    CEF is extremely passionate about training and equipping others to evangelize and disciple. For over 80 years, Chicago CEF has been equipping people in the Chicago area to reach children for Christ. We have training for teenagers and young adults known as CYIA™ (Christian Youth In Action®). We have a college-level course called

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One Child

One Child

( Written by Hector Calix | A full time missionary with CEF of Chicago ) Two years ago we had a 5-Day Club in Villa Park with only one child in attendance. Although there was only one child in club, he loved 5-Day Club and received Christ as his Savior the first day of club.  

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A Life of Service

A Life of Service

Hortense Yolanda McDowell was a woman of God and a strong supporter of CEF through volunteering. She had four children whom she loved dearly: Matthew, Yolanda-Renee, Mark St., and Marshall John. Her children described her as: honorable, an obedient servant of God, a mighty prayer warrior, teacher of teachers, evangelist to children...

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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

We are excited to announce the fifth installment of our Meet The Team campaign. Each month we will be introducing you to one of our amazing CEF Chicago staff members along with how you can specifically be praying for them. This month is our team member Zebediah Potter. Zeb currently lives at the HUB (Housing

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An Inside Look at Rekindling

An Inside Look at Rekindling

       At every Rekindling event we challenge our Christian Youth In Action® students to act out the passion that God has given them and become excited about sharing the gospel with children. In February teenagers from all over Chicagoland were given the opportunity to minister to a group of children an hour earlier

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Christian Youth In Action

Christian Youth In Action

     Wearing masks, virtual learning, social distancing, when will it all end? That is the question on everyone’s mind. You can choose to let these things plague your mind or you could choose to trust God and do something amazing this summer even in the midst of this pandemic that has brought so many

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