On the Drive Home

On the Drive Home

   On a van ride home from a south side, Good News Club a GNC teacher was chatting with an 11 and 9-year-old student. The girls pleaded to stop at every fast food place the van passed.“Do you have any money?” the missionary asked. “Um no, we thought you could pay,” they giggled. The missionary

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Tooth Fairy

Tooth Fairy

Kara Pena is one of the residents of the Chicago CEF HUB building but originally hails from CEF in Nebraska. She took a moment to think back through the hundreds of 5-day clubs she’s taught and retells one 5-day club experience she will never forget. Read her story below or follow the link to watch

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Invite Us to Share at Your Next Gathering

Invite Us to Share at Your Next Gathering

Spring is here and that has us excitedly preparing for Summer! Now is the time when Chicago CEF goes into schools, groups, and events sharing about our upcoming Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) training camp. CYIA is an 11-day overnight training camp for students ages 12-19. They learn how to effectively share the Gospel using

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Training the Next Generation

Training the Next Generation

There were 21 students and 7 staff that loaded into vans and caravanned snowy roads to Allegan, MI, last weekend. Along with veteran CYIAers were a handful of teens interested in CYIA and fellowshipping with longtime friends. Event planning is always a bit complex. Between planning out the camp facility usage, gathering sound equipment...

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Callings

Callings

Debora Johnson was a school teacher at Wilma Cather Elementary on the West side of Chicago. She had a heart for her students to hear Gods word. A church presentation, one Sunday, introduced her to Child Evangelism Fellowship and the exciting opportunity to teach a Good News Club (GNC) in her school. Cather also had Police

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A New Life for 2019

A New Life for 2019

Happy New Year! If you partied in the new year with friends, family, and loved ones, you are not alone. A large portion of the globe gathers together with those they care about to celebrate the coming of a new year and the unspoiled promises it brings. Maybe you are also among one of many

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Unexpected Gratitude

Unexpected Gratitude

Teaching the Gospel to children in Chicagoland public schools is always an exciting prospect! One of CEF Chicago’s ministries is coordinating, teaching, and training to start-up Good News Clubs in local public schools. One of those schools is on the north-west side of Chicago. As the fall semester was ending the last day of GNC

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90 Students

90 Students

    The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time. In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs vs. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States after school hours on the same terms as other

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Time Spent Before the Throne

Time Spent Before the Throne

One of CEF’s main culture points was emphasized at a Southside gathering this past week. Chicago CEF Metro director Jonathan King shared the Importance of Prayer as Our Foundation, “It is not the work we do, the meetings we hold or the decisions we make that bring the greatest advances in the work; it is

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