CEF NorCal Central Coast includes Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. We are a diverse region with some areas of affluence and some areas of poverty, as well as foothills and farmlands. Our region is home to over 770,000 people. Unfortunately, according to a 2019 Barna Study, Monterey-Salinas are listed as the 14th most unchurched cities in the United States.
This is why we endeavor to share the Good News of Jesus with as many children as possible – for their good and God’s glory!
Our passion is to reach every child with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple them in God’s Word, establish them in a local church and help them find ways to serve and glorify God with their lives.
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Clubs will look a little different this year but the goal is the same: to engage children in a fun-filled and Christ-focused hour of learning, singing, games and lessons. You can choose from one of our online Clubs via Zoom or a Club held at locations around the Central Coast. Either way, your child is bound to learn more about their Creator who loves them dearly!
We welcome new volunteers to our ministry! All of our volunteers are screened and trained to ensure success of the ministry and alignment with CEF policies. Volunteers range from 12-82 years old and can be from any denomination and walks of life.