Why CEF?CEF (child evangelism fellowship) . Family . Home Schooling
As we come to the close of another summer of serving with CEF, I can’t help but wonder why more churches and families don’t partner with this awesome organization. I think it might be in part not knowing who they are and what they do. When I was young, I thought they were a part of the Baptist church, and that they preached a different gospel than what I believed. But, about ten years ago, a friend asked me to consider hosting a five day club. This small request would forever change our family, as we would eventually be actively involved with CEF. So, since I believe every family and church can benefit from being involved with this wonderful organization, I am going to write a series of posts on why you should be involved with CEF. Here are the questions I will be answering in this series:
Who or what is CEF?
Why host a five day club?
Why should I send my teen to CYIA or SMA (CEF summer training camp)?
Why should my church partner with CEF’s afterschool programs?
Why should my church ask CEF to train our children’s ministry staff?
I hope that you will take the time to read each post and prayerfully consider if the LORD is calling you to be actively involved in this organization, or one like it.
In this post I will answer the first question, WHO IS CEF?
CEF stands for Child Evangelism Fellowship. This name describes who and what this organization is about. It is about reaching children with the Gospel (Good News) message of Jesus Christ.
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.
This organization is not affiliated with any denomination. It is over 75 years old and is an international organization.
Here is a link to their statement of faith. Statement of Faith
I encourage you to go to the CEF website and look it over. CEF online
My next post will be more personal about my five day club experience. So, keep watch for that.
Written by Katie
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