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!

CYIA

2022 Summer Ministry

Paterson Ministry

For over 20 years, CEF has been conducting 5-Day Clubs in the day camps of Paterson. During the week of July 11-15, 2022, 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 take part as an individual, or your church can send a whole team of workers!

Ministry in Your Neighborhood

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. (If the idea of a fun kids' event sounds great, but 5 days is more than you can manage, contact us about a fun themed Party outreach.)

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 Prayer, Pack & Practice meeting.
  • All required COVID-19 precautions will be observed during training and 5-Day Clubs.

Important Dates and Information

Summer Basic Training

Saturday, June 11, 2022 • 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

The Chapel, Student Ministries Building • Lincoln Park

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.

Prayer, Pack, & Practice Meeting

June 21, 2022 • 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 11-15, 2022 • 8:00 AM-3:30 PM each day

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

We invite you to download a printable flyer with all the details. Please share it widely.