MISSION & VISION
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF ) is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, discipled and established in a local church. We work together with churches, schools, and communities so kids are able to hear and understand how to receive Christ and grow in their faith.
CEF of Greater Washington, DC is a vital part of the CEF International ministries. Located in the Nation’s Capital our vision is to provide every child within the inner city, and Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties (inside the beltway) with opportunities to have a relationship with Jesus and to grow to be more like Him in their thinking, heart attitudes and actions. Following Matthew 18:14, we have established “Mission: Search and Rescue” in every quadrant of the city and metro area believing that every child deserves an all-out search.
To accomplish this vision we focus on the following primary ministries:
Good News Clubs® and 5-Day Clubs® These ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers. They are fast-paced; one-hour programs designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment.
Training and Equipping. Training Christians to effectively minister to children has been core to CEF International since it was founded in 1937. Local training is provided through seminars, conferences, and formal courses. In addition, the Children’s Ministries Institute, a modular 3-month course located at CEF International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri, is dedicated to providing quality, practical training for those called of God to take the Gospel message to children. Courses are also offered online.