Good News Club

A Good News Club is a weekly Bible club for children which commences in September/October and runs until Easter. Currently in Ireland there are around 215 GNC’s taking place each week reaching more than 4,500 children!

What is taught in Good News Club?

Each week children aged from 4 to 12 meet for an action-packed time. This includes:

  • Singing
  • Memorising Bible Verses
  • Mission Zone time
  • Review games
  • Bible Time (Bible lesson)

During the club children have the opportunity to receive consistent teaching from the Bible. Training is included to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth.

All children are encouraged to attend a local church.

Who teaches a Good News Club?

Christian volunteers who are trained by CEF and have been vetted through the appropriated Child Protection system. Teachers are also required to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and to agree with its contents.

What are the aims?

  • To systematically teach the Bible using a European 4 year curriculum.
  • To provide teaching for Christian children and to encourage spiritual growth.
  • Working together with the local church to see these children encouraged to attend local churches.

When and where?

Good News Clubs are held regularly each week and the club lasts approximately one hour, after school or in the early evening. Clubs can be held in various places:

  • homes
  • schools
  • community centres/houses
  • mission halls and church halls

How can I get involved?

You can help in various ways:

  • become a prayer partner – praying for the clubs, the teachers and the children who attend.
  • become a helper –  assisting with the programme.
  • open your home to hold a Good News Club.
  • become a Good News Club leader – responsible for the club programme.