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Our Ministries

From after school Bible clubs to a week long summer camp, we utilize multiple avenues to reach the children of the Texas Panhandle with the Good News of the Gospel.  Need training for yourself or your volunteers on conducting an effective children's ministry?  We offer that, too.  

All of our ministries utilize materials from CEF Press, a division of our USA Ministries Headquarters, which has been producing high quality, Bible-based ministry curriculum for over 75 years.  

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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.  In an average year, our Good News Club ministry reaches over 1,000 kids in the Texas Panhandle with the Gospel.

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​During the summer months, children gather in backyards, community centers, parks and other locations for Five Day Clubs.  Over five consecutive days, they hear the Gospel through Bible Lessons, a missionary story, exciting games, songs and activities.

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How are you spending your summer?  Christian Youth in Action is a week long training wherein teens learn how to prepare and conduct Bible lessons geared toward kids.  After training, teens go to their local communities and conduct Five Day Clubs in apartment complexes, day cares, and other locations.  Visit cefwesttexas.com/cyia for additional info.  

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Camp Good News happens every summer.  With permission from their parents, kids ages 8-14 can join us for a fun and exciting week filled with games, activities, and learning about God.  There is a fee to attend.  

J You Connection (JYC) is a place for middle-school kids and young teens (ages 11-14) to enjoy faith, fun and friends.  Using CEF curriculum, JYC clubs continue the teaching of Good News Clubs to kids beyond their elementary school years.  

Teacher Training

For over 75 years, CEF has offered high quality, Bible-based Teacher Training for individuals who have a heart for reaching kids with the Gospel and the story of the Bible.  Training is available to not only our Good News Club teachers, but also members of the community.  Whether you are beginning in children's ministry or a seasoned individual, we offer 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.   

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.  

Ready to volunteer or support our ministries?  Want to attend teacher training?  Have a child who wants to attend a club or camp?  Contact us today, and we can get you connected.    

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