“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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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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90 Students

90 Students

    The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time. In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs vs. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States after school hours on the same terms as other

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Attainable Assignment

Attainable Assignment

How often as believers can we lose our excitement for sharing the Gospel? Especially in today’s day in age when we seem to utilize and fill every waking hour of our day. Sometimes when picking up our devotionals, the calling of the Great Commission can feel like an unattainable assignment. “How can I fit one more

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“Now I’m a Princess!”

“Now I’m a Princess!”

Chicago CEF has recently been able to utilize our evangelistic face painting and balloon animal ministry in Maywood. Last weekend was the Pumpkin Patch Parade. 5th Ave was blocked off to make room for a giant blowup pumpkin, a dozen orange tents, and a stage. The parade was put on by the Maywood Fine Arts Association. About

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City-Wide Training

City-Wide Training

Our city needs Jesus! Our need for Jesus is apparent by the unseeingly bridled sin that rampages through our streets, schools, and businesses. On the same day as our training, only a few blocks from the HUB there was a man who was shot by police because he was trying to rob a restaurant. The

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