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School Year Clubs

Good News Club

What is a Good News Club?
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the 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 the lesson's theme.

As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of Good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

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For More Information Email: info@cefsouthcentralpa.org

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Can a Good News Club Meet in a Public School?

Yes! The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time. Now children in the U.S. have that opportunity, too! In 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. 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 community groups.  However, in some local schools this kind of meeting has not been possible.

Another Alternative is Release Time

Pennsylvania law allows children to be “released” a set number of hours per month for “personal religious instruction”.  Release Time is operated during school hours as electives, to help children understand who God is and how He sent His Son Jesus Christ to earth to be the Savior of the world.  They will learn basic Bible stories that will help them see how to live their lives in a way that is honoring to God. Often Release Time programs are offered at a nearby church or other facility. A parental permission must be signed to allow children to attend this program.

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