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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Online Christmas Party Club

Online Christmas Party Club

This season of ministry has been especially difficult given the restrictions of Covid. However, the CEF Chicago team banded together to create something we had never done before. We created a Zoom Good News Club! Our purpose for hosting one was to spread the Gospel about the real reason behind Christmas; the story of Jesus

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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

We are excited to announce the fourth 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 newest intern, Razilee Race. Razilee joined Chicago CEF in November 2020.

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Do you wonder WHY?

Do you wonder WHY?

Written by a Club leader/teacher In the midst of all that has been going on, we have not been “in school” with our Good News Club since last March.  As we close out our first year not being able to be “in the school”, I PRAISE God for the 12 years we were able to

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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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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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