Good News Clubs
Good News Club®
Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of the schools where Good News Clubs are currently being held here in San Luis Obispo County. Click on the schools name to download a permission slip that can be printed and filled out. Each child must turn in a signed permission slip on their first day of club to attend.
What is Good News Club?
Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) 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 Club v. Milford Central School District 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 can Good News Club Do For My Neighborhood?
A Good News Club can identify a home in the neighborhood that is safe for a child to go to in times of trouble. It brings the teaching of biblical morality to his neighborhood. It connects the child and his family to others where they live developing a good community spirit. When you teach God’s Word to children in your neighborhood, your neighbors learn what you believe. Community centers and housing complexes are also great places for a club.
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 CEF’s 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.
In the United States there is a movement among churches to adopt a public school Good News Club. Please contact your local chapter for more information.
Clubs meet on normal school days.
Clubs held at Lucia Mar Unified School District schools:
- Branch Elementary – Tuesday’s, 3:25-4:25PM Room 4
- Dana Elementary – Thursday’s, 3:30-4:30PM Room 11
- Dorothea Lange Elementary – Tuesday’s, 3:30-4:30PM Rooms 504 & 605
- Fairgrove Elementary – Tuesday’s, 3:00-4:00PM Room 9
- Grover Beach Elementary – Wednesday’s, 3:00-4:00PM Room 35
- Grover Heights Elementary – Wednesday’s, 2:45-4:00PM Rooms B3 & E8
- Harloe Elementary – Wednesday’s, 2:45-3:45PM Room 1B
- Nipomo Elementary – Wednesday’s, 3:30-4:30PM Room E
- Ocean View Elementary – Wednesday’s 3:00-4:15PM Room 1
- Oceano Elementary – Tuesday’s, 3:10-4:10PM Room 29
- Shell Beach Elementary – Thursday’s, 3:15-4:15PM Library
Clubs held at San Luis Coastal Unified School District schools:
- Baywood Elementary – Thursday’s, 2:50-3:50PM Music Room
- Del Mar Elementary – Wednesday’s, 3:00-4:00PM Room 28
- Hawthorne Elementary – Tuesday’s, 2:45-4:00PM Music Room
- Los Ranchos Elementary – Thursday’s, 3:00-4:00PM Music Room
- Monarch Grove Elementary – Thursday’s, 2:55-3:55PM Room 25
- Sinsheimer Elementary – Tuesday’s, 3:00-4:00PM Music Room
Clubs held at Coast Unified School District schools:
Clubs held at the Cayucos Elementary School District school:
Clubs held at Atascadero Unified School District schools:
- *Creston Elementary (grades K-2) – Wednesday’s, 12:00-12:45PM
- *Creston Elementary (grades 3-5) – Tuesday’s, 12:00-12:45PM
- Monterey Road Elementary – Thursday’s, 2:45-3:45PM Library
- San Benito Elementary – Wednesday’s, 2:45-3:45PM Cafeteria
- San Gabriel Elementary – Thursday’s, 2:45-3:45PM Library
- Santa Margarita Elementary – Wednesday’s, 2:45-3:45PM Library
- Santa Rosa Academic Academy – Wednesday’s, 2:45-3:45PM Library
Clubs held at Paso Robles Joint Unified School District schools:
- Kermit King Elementary – Tuesday’s, 2:45-3:45PM Room 401
- Winifred Pifer Elementary – Tuesday’s, 2:45-3:45PM Room 513
*The clubs for Creston Elementary are held during school hours and are off campus. The children are met by CEF volunteers at the school and walked across the street to Creston Community Church where they eat their lunch (not provided by CEF) and have their Good News Club. After club, the volunteers escort the children back to the school and check them back in.