Take Root

Take Root

Christian Youth In Action is CEF Chicago’s 11-day training camp for teens ages 12-19. Linnea was one of this year’s Summer Staff. Along with leading a team during CYIA and summer, teaching clubs, and being an incredible example to the younger students, Linnea was baptized this summer. While at the training she and other teens...

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“Trust Jesus”

“Trust Jesus”

God is at work this week! Seven 5-day clubs are being taught in the Oak Park, Berwyn, and Maywood neighborhoods. Teens ages 12-19 finished their one week of training and are now out teaching 90-minute evangelistic 5-day backyard clubs. Below is just one of many stories of how God is at work through the teens

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Christian Youth In Action

Christian Youth In Action

  Every single staff member in CEF Chicago understands what an incredible opportunity Christian Youth In Action is for teens living in Cook or DuPage County. We could give you reason after reason why teens should attend CYIA this summer. But we also realize that the voice of a peer can be more influential than

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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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