Will You Help Us Reach All Children With This Message
– by Louis Van Tonder
A CEF volunteer is someone who will use some of their free time and own finances to engage with this important mission and task to reach children with the Gospel.
In South Africa we need to reach the 16 million children with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Only 18% of children are going to church. We at CEF have EVERY tool to reach children. Our biggest challenge is workers. Will you please help us?
Children cellgroup teachers
We need you for 3 hours a week!
You can help us at CEF every week to reach a group of children in an area. We call it a Good News Club. Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which we will train you to meet with groups of children after school, in your home, at the park, a community centre, churches, flats, just about anywhere that the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission. Each week you will present an exciting Bible lesson using colourful materials from CEF. 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 evangelise 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. Will you apply to help us reaching children in your area.
Teacher training classes
At the heart of all CEF training is the regular Teacher Training classes. These are classes held throughout the Good News Club year to prepare the teachers for their weekly Good News Clubs.
It is done on one specific day of the week where all Good News Club® teachers will get together and present the memory verse, song, and Bible lesson for that week’s children groups. You will lead the group, evaluate, make suggestions, guide them, and encourage them to be prepared workers to enhance the Kingdom of God. YOU ARE A VERY IMPORTANT LINK IN OUR MINISTRY HELPING REACHING CHILDREN WITH THE GOSPEL.
How well are you known in your community? Are you a natural leader and enjoy organising events and mingle with people? Do you have a few extra hours after work that you can make available to reach children with the Gospel? As a local leader you will be responsible to oversee the ministry of CEF in your town. You will promote the ministry at churches, schools, and crèches and will arrange training events for potential Good News Club teachers. At the heart of all CEF training is the regular Teacher Training classes. These are classes held throughout the Good News Club year to prepare the teachers for their weekly Good News Clubs.
Although you are working a full day position with some company, as a volunteer with CEF we will appreciate your professional skills and abilities to co-ordinate this area of leadership between the provincial director and the local leaders. You understand how to use every volunteer minute to lead and grow the work of CEF in your area. Duties you will focus on is good relationships with the leaders of Bible believing churches, Christian business owners, and managers. You will also have to develop relationships with the School principals of primary schools and the circuit managers of these schools in your area. There is also some administration to be done for follow up purposes. Your love for the Lord and spreading the Gospel amongst children must be a motivation to see children reached with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
JOY! Magazine (July 2017)