CEF Evergreen Ministries
- Good News Club®
Good News Club® is a Release-Time or After-School ministry where CEF-trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools or churches, or other similar places where children can easily and safely meet. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press®. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on reinforcing the lesson's theme.
Each club includes a clear Gospel presentation and an opportunity for children to trust Jesus as Savior. Every club includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. All children are encouraged to attend a local church. Click these links to get a brochure, application and a list of Clubs and participating schools.
- 5-Day Club®
This summer ministry brings boys and girls together for five consecutive days—from one to 1 1/2 hours each day—to play fun and exciting games, learn the Word of God, sing songs, memorize life-changing Bible verses, listen to exciting missionary stories, and hear the Gospel clearly presented. Each 5-Day Club is taught by trained Christian Youth in Action teenagers, or a CEF-trained teacher. Clubs take place in homes and churches in the Eugene-Springfield area and throughout Lane County.
If you would like your child to be in a 5-Day-Club®, or would like to host a club, please contact us!
- Christian Youth in Action
Christian Youth in Action, or CYIA®, is a summer program developed and run by CEF staff and volunteers. At this week-long training session, students learn how to effectively share the Gospel message with boys and girls. They are also trained to lead 5-Day Clubs®. CYIA® is open to students who are going into 8th grade (at least 13 years of age) through high school. Participating in CYIA® gives students many opportunities to share the Gospel—and witness the miracle of salvation in children who hear and receive the Good News!
Click here to see the latest CYIA video.
- Truth Chasers Club®
The CEF Truth Chasers Club is an opportunity to grow in relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. This discipleship ministry is a free correspondence Bible class open to anyone who'd like to enroll. Hundreds of thousands of people are a part of the CEF Truth Chasers club. It's perfect for all ages, even adults!
You can sign up online to have your first lesson mailed to your or child. Complete the lesson and mail it back. It will be sent back with comments—and a new lesson. Or read a sample children's lesson and complete it online right now!
What is Tel-A-Story®?
Kids, Call This Number! 1-888-878-8660
The CEF Tel-A-Story ministry operates by a toll-free number 24-hours a day. A child may simply call in to hear a story and the Gospel. The story changes each day. Some are Bible stories, some are true stories that really happened, while others are fictional stories that encourage children in good behavior. There is an opportunity at the end of the story to be connected to a Good New Guide who can answer questions.
- Good News Day Camp
This is a summer camp for Elementary school children from 1st Grade through 6th, held at Living Waters Christian Camp on the McKenzie River, just outside of Springfield, Oregon.
The camp is a week-long adventure in games, song, Scripture memorizing, Bibles stories, swimming and more! Buses are available to pick up and drop off boys and girls at convenient locations each morning in Eugene and Springfield.
Cost is only $65 per child if pre-registered by July 1st 2012, and $75 per child if registered after July 1st 2012.
- Teacher Trainings
What are the Evergreen District CEF Child Evangelism Teacher Trainings?
Evergreen District CEF offers weekly teacher training opportunities throughout Lane County. This is perfect for Release-Time Class and After-School program teachers, Sunday School teachers, and others who want to learn how to teach the Bible to children. The weekly classes follow CEF Press curriculum that coordinates with the lessons taught in the Good News Club Release-Time and After-School Bible classes.
Click Here for the Teacher Training Class schedule offered for the 2010/11 school year. This is in addition to our Youth Training - the CYIA® program.
- Community Outreach
How Does Evergreen District CEF Do Community Outreach?
Evergreen CEF is involved in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout Lane County. From Fair Ministry with Story Booths and Wordless Books, to Open Air Evangelism with our CYIA® students.
We sponsor CEF Parties hosted by interested parents, and an Adopt-A-School program where we partner with churches in reaching out to their local schools. We help train their Sunday School teachers and provide ministry opportunities in our Release-Time and After-School Good News Club® programs.
And, finally, don't miss the WonderZone! This is another CEF online ministry that kids love, too! It's a safe and fun place for kids of all ages—especially if they are just learning to use the computer.
This unique site provides CEF-trained counselors to disciple children in a real-time, interactive environment. Tens of thousands of children a year are counseled in an in-depth, ongoing, culturally relevant way. This international ministry has language specific websites in 14 countries.
Many children have given their lives to Christ—and the depth of discipleship they receive has had an important impact on many lives.