In our 300+ after school programs in Northern CA, children are learning about the gospel and discovering God’s love for them.
Children today face unique challenges and pressures that are difficult to navigate. News outlets flood our screens with conflict, confusion, and criticism. Smartphones amplify peer pressure, gossip, bullying, and encourage children to live their lives on a social media stage. And more families struggle to find time to seek solace and comfort in the community of their local church. We’re making it easier for children to face these challenges with courage.
At CEF NorCal, we work with children in our Good New Clubs, and our bible study programs to share the word of the gospel, so that they can experience the wonderment of Jesus Christ.
Children are born with everything they need to lead great lives, but these seeds of greatness can be crushed if they’re left to wander alone in a harsh world.
We can’t erase the world’s problems overnight, but we can nurture children to develop the strength of character to not only face the journey ahead, but bloom into amazing adults.
And it starts by learning about Jesus’ love for them.
For many children who come to our Good News Clubs or bible study programs, learning that they are loved and accepted is incredibly powerful, and provides a tremendous amount of comfort.
But that’s just the beginning.
Because we find that the natural exuberance, and wonderment of children burns even brighter when they learn about the gospel. In fact, we find that when you reach a child, they don’t just learn the gospel… They live the gospel.
What does this mean through the eyes of a child?
And they know that with God’s love, they will never be alone.
Today, the children we work with learn to develop emotional strength, to make good decisions, how to be resilient in the face of adversity, and how to grow into strong, courageous adults.
But what starts with them, becomes much bigger as they share those values with:
The world may be in pain today, and it won’t be solved with more conflict, it will be solved by love, and faith, and time, as the message of the Gospel is multiplied over generations, starting with the children in our clubs today.
There are many ways that we reach out to children who would benefit from hearing about Jesus Christ including…
These popular clubs are run by trained teachers with the support of parents, and hosted in schools, homes, community centers, churches, just about anywhere else children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission.
This exciting, fun-filled, 90 minute club, held each day for five consecutive days include: dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, inspiring missionary stories, meaningful songs, and life-changing scripture memorization.
In our CYIA camps, we train teenagers how to share the gospel. We send them out to hold fun Legos party clubs and drive-thru outreaches to help share God’s word, and what Jesus did in fun, creative ways that spark the passion in children.
There are many worthy causes, and our goal is to build relationships with people who share our passion for helping children and sharing the Gospel.
If that sounds like you, we would love you to be a friend of CEF Norcal, and it might be useful to hear why people like you, support us.
We would love to share more about what we do with you and there are many ways you can be involved, but what’s the best next step?
Every child gets to hear about Jesus in a safe place and with parental support. All of our teachers and volunteers have passed extensive safety checks, and we build relationships with parents, who are always welcome to see our work firsthand. Building trust this way means children have a safe place where they can focus on learning the Gospel.
We make sure our teachers have the materials, training, and ongoing support to do their best work. This means that our teachers are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and ready to share the Gospel clearly and with integrity.
One of the things supporters of CEF NorCal love is that they know the work is being done right in 48 local counties, and any funding goes directly to support this work. But we know that the children we help today, can heal the world tomorrow as they also grow and share the Gospel with others on their life’s journey.