WHO WE ARE
Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) is a non-profit ministry to children. Our desire is to partner with churches to train, equip and support the local church as they impact their communities for Christ. Our mission is to reach children with the Gospel, disciple them, and connect them to local Bible-believing churches. Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF) is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.
God has given His people a clear commission—to go and make disciples. Our special mission in CEF is to reach every child with the Gospel. In the last ministry year (2020-2021), our local staff and volunteers were able to share the Gospel with a very low number of children in East Central Florida due to Covid-19! There are children in our area still to be reached and going into 2021-2022 school year the numbers are way up!
CEF desires, through the local churches, to have a presence on every public elementary school campus in East Central Florida. There are 260 public elementary schools in our area. Does your school have a Good News Club? Find out here!
We are committed to making disciples every day. Through our club ministries, it is our desire to demonstrate to the children what it looks like to follow Jesus. Whether it be small group activities, prayer teaching, or modeling for them how to dive into the Word, we desire to help them grow in their walk with the Lord.
Child Evangelism Fellowship is committed to training and developing volunteers on how to conduct effective and meaningful ministry to children. Our Bi-Annual Good News Club Conferences (August and January) prepare volunteers from local area churches for the Good News Club program. We also train and prepare students to serve in local missions through our Christian Youth in Action program. Our statewide and national locations also offer online and regional training classes for those desiring to dive deep into children's ministry.
Once training is complete, our partners aren't left empty handed. CEF equips each team with the needed materials to sponsor an after-school program. These Biblically- sound materials are produced by CEF Press. The materials include Bible Lessons, Song Music Videos, Small Group Activities, Game Resources, and colorful visuals (digital and print). Resources for children are also provided to assist them in furthering their walk with the Lord. In addition to the curriculum, CEF also provides our partners with practical materials for organization and administration of the program.
Ministry should never be done alone - nor is it fun! Each partner will have Mark, the local director, to walk alongside them as the church impacts their community. Regular communication, site visits, and leadership meetings occur throughout the year to ensure each outreach is supported and cared for well. CEF's staff assist in onboarding new volunteers and handling the relationship between the church and CEF.
OUR CORE VALUES
Child Evangelism Fellowship desires to stay true and on point to it's mission and vision. In an effort to do so, CEF has established six core values that every decision flows through.
We believe in the importance of:
Godly Leadership at Every Level
The Spiritual Welfare of Our Staff and Volunteers
Prayer as Our Foundation
A Clear and Biblical Presentation of the Gospel
A Commitment to Excellence for the Glory of God