ReKindling the Flame

ReKindling the Flame

     Our sixth and final ReKindling was our most successful one yet in terms of size and purpose. We had it at Compass church of Bolingbrook by Zeta Maniati. We had 28 teens there not including staff! It was all outside and the weather was absolutely perfect for the event. We had two hours

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Get Trained

Get Trained

    CEF is extremely passionate about training and equipping others to evangelize and disciple. For over 80 years, Chicago CEF has been equipping people in the Chicago area to reach children for Christ. We have training for teenagers and young adults known as CYIA™ (Christian Youth In Action®). We have a college-level course called

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One Child

One Child

( Written by Hector Calix | A full time missionary with CEF of Chicago ) Two years ago we had a 5-Day Club in Villa Park with only one child in attendance. Although there was only one child in club, he loved 5-Day Club and received Christ as his Savior the first day of club.  

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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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