Who We Are
Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered 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.
CEF has many different ministries for children, but the primary ones are the Good News Club and the 5-Day Club.
The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers all over the world. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment.
Along with these clubs, CEF also has fair, camping, open-air, and Internet ministries for children. God worked through CEF to reach 22,878,335 children in our face-to-face teaching ministries last year. That translates to 62,681 children per day, 2,612 children per hour and 44 children every minute! And over ten million of those made a profession of faith in Christ.
CEF provides classes to train their workers and other Christians who are burdened for evangelizing children.
In fact, training Christians to effectively minister to children has been core to our ministry since it was founded in 1937. Training is offered throughout the USA and around the world through seminars, conferences, and formal courses.
The Children’s Ministries Institute, a modular three-month course located at CEF International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri, is dedicated to providing quality, practical training for those called of God to take the Gospel message to children. Similar training is offered in various locations around the world. Courses are also offered online.
CEF Press produces and distributes Bible and missionary lessons and related materials for use in teaching children to help accomplish the goals of the ministry. Teaching materials are available to the public. Visit their web store. Many products are translated into over 89 different languages and distributed around the world.
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Governance at CEF
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Washington, Inc. is governed by a state board consisting of 6 members, who meet at least once per fiscal quarter to discuss major decisions and moving forward as an organization. Our sixteen local chapters within the state each run in a similar structure, with local directors, auxiliary staff and their own local committee.