History in Delaware

In 2007, Evelyn and Thomas Bump held their first 5-Day Club in Delaware in this treehouse on the property of Bob and Joan Brown.  Neighborhood children loved to gather in this treehouse and hear the wonderful news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Brown and white treehouse with windows and a mailbox

Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) was founded in 1937 by Rev. J. Irvin Overholtzer, a man with a God-given vision for boys and girls in need of the Savior. Today his vision lives on.  CEF® wants to reach the children with the Gospel. The primary concern of CEF® is to evangelize children so that not one of "these little ones should perish." Matthew 18:14 "Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish."

Child Evangelism Fellowship® Cares About Children...

Women leading children in song.  Captioned "Share the timeless truths of the Bible"

CEF's  greatest need is for God to inspire and call many more dedicated Christians to become involved in this amazing outreach to children. " Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!" (John 4:35) 

Girl smiling.  Captioned "Share the love of Jesus with boys and girls"

CEF® strives to disciple children in the Word of God, so that they can "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."  This builds character, and promotes moral and spiritual growth that has a positive impact on their personal and home life, school performance and decision making skills.  To this end each Good News Club® and 5-Day Club® includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and gives an opportunity for children to trust in Jesus as Savior. 

Woman telling a story.  Captioned "Share the Gospel in your community."

CEF® reported that in 2018 nearly 98,618 Good News Clubs were held worldwide, 671,941 children heard the Gospel from trained workers in North America, and within the 6,310 Good News Clubs in the USA 71,209 children professed faith in Christ!! 

CEF needs you...

  • To become involved in the ministry to children in your neighborhood.
  • To become a volunteer instructor, assistant or helper with a CEF®  Good News Club®.
  • To be trained in the effective CEF® methods of outreach to the children.
  • To pray for the ministry on a daily basis.
  • To support CEF® and Ventura County Good News Clubs® financially and prayerfully.