Children Need to Hear the Gospel

Children Need to Hear the Gospel

   How many times have you heard the words, “Jesus died on the cross to pay the punishment for your sins”? Sometimes we sit in the church pew and we listen without processing what the preacher is saying. We’ve heard the Gospel so many times that it can sound like white noise in the background.

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Godly Male Influences

Godly Male Influences

Who was your favorite Sunday school teacher as a child? Were they a Mrs. or a Mr.? According to George Barna, “Women are almost twice as likely as men,” to be involved in children’s ministry. No one can pinpoint one specific reason why this is the case but at CEF Chicago we know that men

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Does That Mean That God Dies?

Does That Mean That God Dies?

Written by a CEF Chicago missionary   “And then God commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.” The little girl’s eyes grew as wide as saucers.  “He does not die at this time!” I hastened to assure her. “Abraham knew that God would never call for a human sacrifice, so Abraham trusted that God would take care

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CEF Chicago Lost a Brother

CEF Chicago Lost a Brother

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.        On  December 30th CEF Chicago lost a brother, a friend, a supporter, a fighter, a teacher, and so much more. Bob

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Christmas Across America

Christmas Across America

Adults and children alike enjoy a good Christmas party, and Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) has developed an extraordinary program called Christmas Across America, a fun, evangelistic, and innovative event for kids! Christmas Across America provides a meaningful way to celebrate one of the most amazing events in all of history—the...

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Christmas in November

Christmas in November

With the first of November behind us, the great seasonal debate has begun. Do we decorate for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving? Some save their festive green and reds till after the great feast and others utilize the entire month of November for festive holiday merriment. Whether you’re putting up the tree this month or

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Showcasing Christ Through Fun

Showcasing Christ Through Fun

     CEF of Chicago offers an array of different gospel advancing ministry opportunities as well as many training opportunities. From 5-Day Clubs in the summer, Good News Clubs during the school year, and training in teaching and outreach all year round, we are committed to equipping others in going out and sharing God’s word

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Ministry Across Cultures and Neighborhoods

Ministry Across Cultures and Neighborhoods

Due to the pandemic, public school after-school Good News Clubs are on pause in Chicago. In their place, Good News Clubs have begun in private after-school ministries. One that is opening up is in the Maywood area and another one in the Little India neighborhood in Chicago. Chicago is known for its diversity condensed into

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Working with Women

Working with Women

These trying times have changed the look of ministry here in Chicago and around the world. Though our surroundings and circumstances have changed, our methods of reaching the next generation with the gospel have not. Viridian Calix is one of CEF of Chicago’s missionaries working alongside her husband living at the Housing for Urban...

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Changes in CEF Leadership

Changes in CEF Leadership

CEF is a ministry that is held up by men and women who step up to teach, train, and lead. CEF of Chicago is blessed to have Jonathan King serving as metro area director and CEF international has been blessed to have Reese Kauffman, President of Child Evangelism Fellowship has leader. CEF international sent out

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