Child Evangelism Fellowship, the largest Christian ministry to children in the world, reports that it reached 2849 children during its week-long Good News Across America campaign in Salt Lake City, Utah, in July of this year.
Good News Across America began in 2008 targeting a strategic city in the United States each year with evangelistic clubs, called 5-Day Clubs.
To reach so many children in such a short period of time requires considerable manpower and resources. This year in Salt Lake City, 137 CEF volunteers from 31 states and Canada, partnered with 29 Salt Lake City churches to provide 87 Five Day Clubs for children in the churches’ communities. The cost of the program is born entirely by CEF and its volunteers. Of the 150,000 dollars needed for the campaign, CEF Headquarters, in Warrenton, Missouri, provides half, while the other half is funded by the volunteers who pay for their transportation costs and raise 600 dollars each in donations for the campaign. “We want to help churches with something they often find challenging: evangelizing children, especially non-churched children. And we want churches to bear as little cost as possible because some churches lack the financial resources for such a program,” said Mr. Moises Esteves, Vice President of USA Ministries for CEF. Indeed, the only expense the churches incur is the cost of one meal for the participating children and their families at a rally the final evening of the clubs. Read on