A Good News Club is a weekly Bible club that meets after school hours in public elementary schools. Kids attend with their parent’s permission and enjoy 90 minutes of fun while hearing the Gospel and learning truth from God’s Word.
THE BIBLE… IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
Yes! The Supreme Court ruled in 2001 in “Good News Club vs. Milford Central School” that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools after school hours on the same terms as other community groups. Public Good News Clubs are an asset to schools and do not add any cost or liability to the school district.
Children who wish to participate stay after school one hour per week and must have a signed parental registration form. Parents and guardians arrange for transportation home..
WHAT IS TAUGHT AT A GOOD NEWS CLUB?
Each week the teachers present an exciting Bible lesson. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.
Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust Jesus as Savior. Each club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. All children are encouraged to attend a local church.
WHO TEACHES A GOOD NEWS CLUB?
Christians who are concerned for boys and girls work together volunteering their time and energy to teach Good News Clubs. They are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to have a club that is exciting and informative so that children will want to keep coming. Volunteers range from teens to people in their eighties.
The most important quality needed is a heart for Jesus Christ and for others to come to know Him as their Savior!
Leaders are asked to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization. All volunteers working with the program are screened according to our Child Protection Policy.