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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Attainable Assignment

Attainable Assignment

How often as believers can we lose our excitement for sharing the Gospel? Especially in today’s day in age when we seem to utilize and fill every waking hour of our day. Sometimes when picking up our devotionals, the calling of the Great Commission can feel like an unattainable assignment. “How can I fit one more

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“Now I’m a Princess!”

“Now I’m a Princess!”

Chicago CEF has recently been able to utilize our evangelistic face painting and balloon animal ministry in Maywood. Last weekend was the Pumpkin Patch Parade. 5th Ave was blocked off to make room for a giant blowup pumpkin, a dozen orange tents, and a stage. The parade was put on by the Maywood Fine Arts Association. About

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City-Wide Training

City-Wide Training

Our city needs Jesus! Our need for Jesus is apparent by the unseeingly bridled sin that rampages through our streets, schools, and businesses. On the same day as our training, only a few blocks from the HUB there was a man who was shot by police because he was trying to rob a restaurant. The

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A Boy in a Tree

A Boy in a Tree

We were blessed to see God do great things this summer both through our Christian Youth In Action® program and fifty-five 5-Day Club® outreaches.  Over 1,200 boys and girls participated in these clubs, all of whom were presented with the life changing gospel and were challenged to have their lives “Turned Around” by trusting Jesus

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Jesus Already Did Forgive My Sins!

Jesus Already Did Forgive My Sins!

This true account was written by one of our CYIA summer missionaries who spent the summer teaching 5-Day Clubs. When I first noticed Lisa and her younger sister Jenny (names changed), 12-year-old Lisa had seven-year-old Jenny sitting in her lap. Lisa’s hair was windblown, and her jeanslooked a size too big. Who is caring for

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Sharing Freedom on Independence Day

Sharing Freedom on Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! We are so thankful to be able to live and minister in a country where we can be free. We are grateful to God that we can freely share the love of Christ in front and backyards at 5-Day Clubs in the Summer and in public schools during the school year. We

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