Sharing the hope of the Gospel with the next generation.
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.
To enlist, equip and encourage a team of qualified leaders who will effectively fulfill the purpose of Child Evangelism Fellowship, expanding the work throughout West Texas.
Guiding a new generation that seeks to honor God.
Our Statement of Faith
Founded in 1936, Child Evangelism Fellowship is a worldwide organization dedicated to evangelizing children. The Panhandle Chapter of CEF was established in the 1930s as our international founder, Jesse Overholtzer, traveled Interstate-40, establishing chapters of his newly created organization. Since that time, we have been utilizing multiple ministries through which we continue to accomplish our purpose, mission, and vision.
Good News Club
Our primary ministry, Good News Clubs meet once a week in schools, homes, churches, and other locations. With their parents' permission, children attend these clubs and enjoy a time of Bible stories, songs, and activities all with a Gospel-centered message.
Club leaders and volunteers receive specific training on how to conduct a club and how to lead a child to Christ. All workers must also complete CEF's screening and background check process. Good News Club teachers utilize materials produced by CEF Press, a publication ministry administered by our USA ministries team.
In an average year, our Good News Club ministry reaches over 1,000 kids
in the Texas Panhandle with the Gospel.
You can help us reach even more children with the Good News -
contact us today to find out how!
For over 75 years, CEF has been producing high quality, Bible-based training for individuals who have a heart for reaching kids with the Gospel and the story of the Bible. We provide training to not only our Good News Club teachers, but also members of the community. Whether you are just beginning in children's ministry or if you are seasoned individual, we have various training courses and materials to further your work for God's kingdom.
Training courses offered include:
Good News Club training - a free, introductory course covering the basics of presenting the Gospel to kids.
Teaching Children Effectively Level 1
Teaching Children Effectively Level 2
Children's Ministry Institute (CMI) - Offered by our USA Ministries headquarters, CMI is an in-depth, multi-course training institution which provides specialized courses in children's ministry and leadership. Courses are offered online and on campus. Visit cefcmi.com for further information.
Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) - CYIA is a two week summer program designed to teach teens how to present the Gospel and Bible lessons to kids. After completing training, participants are sent back to their local communities to conduct Five Day Clubs at various apartment complexes, day cares, and other locations.
If you are interested in attending a training course, or if your organization or church
is interested in training for your volunteers or employees,
please call the Panhandle Chapter office at 806-374-3024.
In addition to Good News Clubs and teacher training, CEF also operates multiple other ministries, all centered on bringing the love of Christ to children. From Party Clubs to Camp Good News, we utilize multiple avenues to guide a new generation that seeks to honor God. Check out our ministries page for information on all of our ministries.
CEF's rich history begins with a man named Jesse Overholtzer (or "Mr. O" as we like to call him). When he was 60 years old, Jesse began Child Evangelism Fellowship after reading a Charles Spurgeon sermon which stated, "A child of five, if properly instructed can as truly believe and be regenerated as an adult". For a detailed history of CEF, please visit our USA ministries website at cefonline.com/about/history.