Meet The Team

Meet The Team

We are excited to announce the second 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 be specifically praying for them. This month is Tatiana Vasquez.      Tatiana Vasquez joined Chicago CEF in summer 2019

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Guide Retreat Fall 2020

Guide Retreat Fall 2020

      On the first weekend of October, we sent one of our full-time staff members and our intern to Guide Retreat. They went to Guide Retreat; a retreat at CEF international headquarters in Warrenton Missouri. The goal of this retreat is to show prospective supporters and interns what CEF is and guides participants

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Meet The Intern

Meet The Intern

We are so excited to be welcoming on our 2020-2021 intern Matthew Nagle. CEF ministry could not happen without the many hands hard at work and interns are a key part of our team. Each year we have been blessed to welcome Summer Interns, but this year CEF Chicago took on Matthew into our re-vamped

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Ministry During a Pandemic?

Ministry During a Pandemic?

CHRISTIAN YOUTH IN ACTION 2020      COVID-19 has been such a hard reality for so many people and it has been challenging as a ministry to figure out how to minister to children when Good News Clubs had to be canceled, Ignite (annual winter teen retreat) wasn’t going to happen and CYIA seemed like an impossible

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An Unexpected Challenge

An Unexpected Challenge

On Thursday, July 16, & Saturday, July 18, we hosted two Child Evangelism Fellowship of Chicago training sessions. Due to health concerns these trainings took place over Zoom. During these sessions we brought in our teams of CYIA’ers (Christian Youth In Action teens) that have been trained in our 11 day training camp  to share...

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LARRY’S LEGACY

LARRY’S LEGACY

As the CEF Chicago staff sent out the Summer newsletter they noted that the last mailing for Larry and Linda Craelius went with it. Larry went to be with the Lord June 29, 2020. As the address sticker was placed on the letter they remembered who Larry was and the legacy he left. The staff

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AN ETERNAL IMPACT ON A CHILD’S LIFE

We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of The Lord,His power, and the wonders He has done. Psalm 78:4 It seems every generation has a story to share about a difficult time that they experienced as a child. The Great Depression, a war, a recession, the 911 attack. While today’s school age children

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Pastor Packets

Pastor Packets

Shortly after the stay-at-home order was issued and churches could no longer hold physical services, a supporter came to Chicago CEF with a great idea.  Since Child Evangelism Fellowship has such wonderful materials to reach children and help disciple them in the word of God, he would fund us putting 500 boxes of children’s...

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Ignite 2020 Canceled

Ignite 2020 Canceled

It’s with sad hearts we must announce that Ignite CYIA 2020 has been canceled. Our CEF Chicago Board and Director met and prayed over the decision to cancel this year’s retreat due to the health risk it would pose. We seek comfort in this disappointing time in God’s word. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 says, “But he

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What Does Infinity Mean?

What Does Infinity Mean?

Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® that consists of trained teachers meeting with groups of children after school in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, and just about anywhere that the children can easily and safely meet. Each week, the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson...

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