What’s Our Purpose for Sponsoring a Good News Club?

Our association desires to minister to vulnerable communities in Hamilton County as we share the Gospel. After praying and considering how we might begin investing long-term in the Woodmore community after the tragic bus wreck in November 2016, God has given us the opportunity to sponsor and staff a Good News Club at Woodmore Elementary School. Because of this, we need your support.

How Can You Serve?

Volunteers are needed each week after school for about 1 ½ hours from September-early May. Each potential volunteer must complete the training provide by Child Evangelism Fellowship discussed below.

Different Roles Include:
Coordinator: Team leader for the club
Teacher: Teaches the Bible lesson
Helpers: People may be involved with more than one of these responsibilities
1. Teaching the memory verse
2. Leading the singing
3.Telling the Missionary story
4. Conducting Game Time
5. Taking attendance
6. Counsel with the children as needed
7. Greeting
8. Providing name tags
9. Snack committee
10. Prayer committee

If you’re interested in serving through this Good News Club, contact Jackson Bowman at hcba@baptistassociation.com or 423-267-3794.

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What is Good News Club?
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.

As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of Good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

Can We Really Teach the Bible in Public Schools?
Yes! The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time.  Now children in the U.S. have that opportunity, too!  In 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States after school hours on the same terms as other community groups. Children attend Good News Club only with their parents’ permission.
What Is Taught in Good News Club?
Each week an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press is presented. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.

Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust the Lord Jesus as Savior. Every club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. All children are encouraged to attend a local church.

Who Teaches a Good News Club?
Christians who are concerned for boys and girls work together volunteering their time and energy to teach Good News Club. They are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to have a club that is exciting and informative so that children will want to keep coming. Teachers are asked to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization. Adults working with the program are screened according to our child protection policy.