Summer Ministry

Summer is fast approaching! We're looking forward to an amazing summer sharing the Good News of Jesus with boys and girls. We hope you'll join us!

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2024 Summer Ministry

Paterson Ministry

This summer, we are celebrating 25 YEARS of conducting 5-Day Clubs in the day camps of Paterson! During the week of July 15-19 2024, 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! You can participate as an individual, or your church can send a whole team of workers!

Ministry in Your Neighborhood

5-Day Club

Kids all over North Jersey need to know Jesus! You can assemble your own team and have a 5-Day Club in your own backyard, church parking lot, park, or community center. This is a great opportunity for your church to connect with local families! If you'd love to host a club but don't have a team to teach, contact the CEF office and we'll work with you.

Blast Off Party

If the idea of a fun kids' event sounds great, but one day is more your style, consider a fun Blast-Off Party. This 1-1/2 to 2-hour event includes a fun lesson, songs, games, and an out-of-this-world theme, all of which teach boys and girls to know Jesus and to trust God. Assemble your own team or contact CEF about hosting a party for another team.

Ministry Training

We’re committed to providing an engaging, high-quality program where the Good News of Jesus is clear to boys and girls, volunteers are prepared and equipped to fulfill their roles with excellence, and Jesus Christ is glorified! We require all volunteers to participate in a one-day training event, as well as attend a team planning meeting. We also welcome any children's workers to attend the training. The sessions are especially helpful for short-term mission teams who will be conducting VBS or other programs for children.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Growing Christian
  • Ages 14+ (Volunteers aged 12-13 may serve with a responsible adult)
  • Attend required training
  • Apply and be approved as a CEF volunteer. Contact the CEF office for instructions. This includes a background check.
  • Do your best to attend the P4 meeting, where we'll Pray, Plan, Pack, & Practice.

Important Dates and Information

Summer Basic Training

Saturday, June 15, 2024 • 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Grace Bible Church • North Haledon

The morning session is required for all workers. The afternoon session is required for new workers.

Note: If you are unable to attend in the afternoon, an online option is available.

Additional Training

Please contact the CEF office if you are interested in Bible Lesson Teacher Training or Team Leader Training.

P4 Meeting - Pray, Plan, Pack, & Practice

June 27, 2024 • 7:00 PM

Grace Bible Church • North Haledon

All workers are expected to attend. Among other activities to prepare for ministry, teams will meet to plan each day's club and divide responsibilities.

Paterson Ministry

July 15-19, 2024 • 8:00 AM-3:30 PM each day

Meeting at Grace Bible Church, North Haledon; teams will minister in various locations in and around Paterson.