Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, discipled and established in a local church.

CEF has many different ministries for children, but the three primary ones are the Good News Club®, the 5-Day Club® and  the Truth Chasers Club®.

The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers all over the world. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment.

Along with these clubs, CEF also has fair, camping, open-air, and internet ministries for children. Last year through these combined ministries over 14 million children worldwide heard the good news.

CEF provides classes to train their workers and other Christians who are burdened for evangelizing children.

In fact, training Christians to effectively minister to children has been core to our ministry since it was founded in 1937. Training is offered throughout the USA and around the world through seminars, conferences, and formal courses.

The Children's Ministries Institute®, a modular 3-month course located at CEF International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri, is dedicated to providing quality, practical training for those called of God to take the Gospel message to children. Similar training is offered in various locations around the world. Courses are also offered online.

CEF Press® produces and distributes Bible and missionary lessons and related materials for use in teaching children to help accomplish the goals of the ministry.

Teaching materials are available to the public. Visit our web store. Many products are translated into some 189 different languages and distributed around the world.

An exciting program for teenagers is Christian Youth In Action®  (CYIA™).

In June all across the USA thousands of young people are trained to conduct 5-Day Clubs. Throughout the summer they have many opportunities to present the Gospel to boys and girls, experiencing the joy of leading others to the Lord.

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Statement of Faith

Child Evangelism Fellowship  of Illinois partners with any church who is able to sign our statement of faith and agrees with our doctrinal protection policy.

The Gospel

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois believes in providing an undiluted message of salvation to children.

Our History

Child Evangelism Fellowship was founded by J. Irvin Overholtzer in 1937.

From Our Founder

A recently discovered message reveals the heart of the founder of

Child Evangelism Fellowship,

J. Irvin Overholtzer