Sharing the Good News with North Jersey children!

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Download PDFs of the following:

Summer Ministry Flyer 2020
Paterson Summer Outreach FAQs
Volunteer Application Instructions
2020 CYIA Training School Flyer
2020 CYIA Training School Application

Summer Dates to Note

Summer Basic Training

Saturday, June 13, 2020


The Chapel, Lincoln Park Campus


Prayer, Pack & Practice

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 7:00 PM

The Chapel, Wayne Campus


Summer Ministry Training School

June 28 - July 2, 2020

Harvey Cedars Bible Conference


Paterson Ministry

July 13-17, 2020

8:00AM-3:30PM each day

Meeting at The Chapel, Wayne Campus; teams will minister in various locations

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Summer Ministry

Basic Training

All volunteers who will be teaching or helping in 5-Day Clubs for the summer of 2020 are expected to attend the morning session of Summer Basic Training. Returning volunteers, those who have completed TCE Level 1 or teach regularly in a Good News Club may request to be excused from the afternoon session.

In the morning we'll cover: Finding Out about 5-Day Club and observe a 5-Day Club Demonstration. We'll also look at the curriculum for the summer, the ONE WAY lesson series, as well as overview songs, verses, games and activities. We'll also have a brief session on the specifics for working in Paterson.

In the afternoon, we'll cover three essentials for our summer ministry:

  • Presenting the Message of Salvation
  • Counseling a Child for Salvation
  • The IPEAR Method of Teaching Bible Verses and Songs

This training is also very beneficial to those serving in non-CEF ministries: Sunday School, VBS, various club ministries, summer missions trips, etc.· All are welcome to attend. Training is also a great place to see what a 5-Day Club looks like, what we’ll be teaching and what role you might like to play. No teaching commitment is required to attend training.

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch if attending all day.

To register for Summer Ministry Basic Training, click here.


Bible Lesson Teacher Training

The date, time and location of this 3-1/2 hour session will be determined. Please contact the CEF office for more information.

Required for: New 5-Day Club Bible Lesson Teachers

If you'd like to teach a Bible lesson in 5-Day Clubs, this is the class for you! We'll cover the basics of how to teach a Bible lesson using CEF curriculum. We'll look at story structure, including the message of salvation in the lesson, giving an invitation and making your lesson come alive! After completing this session, teachers will be asked to complete a Bible lesson practicum, which will be scheduled at their convenience.

Teachers who have completed TCE Level 1 or who have taught 5-Day Club Bible lessons in previous summers are welcome, but not required, to attend.


Team Leader Training

The date, time and location of this 3 hour session will be determined. Please contact the CEF office for more information.

Required for: New 5-Day Club Team Leaders

Have you served in the Paterson Summer Outreach previously, but are ready for a new challenge? Are you considering having a 5-Day Club in another location? Attend this session to learn the essential components for successfully leading a team. This workshop will cover:

  • Planning a fun and effective club
  • Record Keeping
  • Keeping your team organized
  • Encouraging team members
  • Debriefing
  • Club management techniques
  • Handling the Unexpected . . . and more.

Returning team leaders are welcome, but not required, to attend.


Summer Ministry Training School

Dates: June 28 - July 2, 2020

Location: Harvey Cedars Bible Conference, Long Beach Island, NJ

Required for: Christian Youth In Action Summer Missionaries, but open to anyone who wants to improve their teaching

Get all the details on the CYIA page.

Please contact the CEF office for more details on any of these ministry opportunities.

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Child Evangelism Fellowship’s primary summer outreach is through 5-Day Club®. Children gather in parks, community centers, and other locations for five consecutive days to hear the Gospel clearly presented through Bible lessons, exciting games, songs and activities. The 5-Day Club can be compared to vacation Bible school on the road. This year we'll be using the newly revised CEF® lesson series One Way.

Focus: Paterson

During the week of July 13-17, teams of CEF-trained volunteers will conduct clubs in Paterson parks and other locations where children are already assembled. You can be part of a team that’s making a difference in kids’ lives by pointing them to Jesus--the ONE WAY they can be saved from sin! You can take part as an individual, or your church can send a whole team of workers!

Focus: Your Neighborhood

You can assemble your own team and have a 5-Day Club in your own backyard, park or community center. This is a great opportunity for your church to connect with local families. Contact the CEF office to learn more.

Volunteer Requirements

Note: These requirements apply to ALL 5-Day Clubs, during our week in Paterson or in other locations throughout the summer.

If you discover that you will have difficulty meeting any of the training requirements, please let us know promptly. We will do our best to work with you. Please be aware, however, that as we get closer to ministry dates, our schedules are less flexible and we are less able to make accommodations.


Summer Ministry Training

Basic Training

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020

Time: 8:30AM - 3:30PM

Location: The Chapel, 264 Jacksonville Road, Lincoln Park, NJ

Required for: Morning session is required for all 5-Day Club volunteers

Afternoon session is required for all new volunteers.


Focus: Host a Club in Your Neighborhood

CEF of North Jersey has teams of screened and trained volunteers who can come to your neighborhood and teach a 5-Day Club. Availability is limited based on our team's availability.

You provide the location, invite the children and provide a light snack each day. Clubs meet 5 consecutive days (M-F) for about 90 minutes.

Find more details in this document and call the office to discuss this opportunity. Host a 5-Day Club

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