The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers all over the world. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment. God has allowed us to reach over 483,000 people (70% of that number children) in more than 130 countries! Along with these clubs, CEF also has fair, camping, open-air, and internet ministries for children. Last year through these combined ministries over 19.9 million children worldwide heard the good news. In the Greater Portland Area, these ministries reached over 600 children in the last year, and that number is quickly multiplying.
In fact, training Christians to effectively minister to children has been core to our ministry since it was founded in 1937. Training is offered throughout the USA and around the world through seminars, conferences, and formal courses. 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.
Similar training is offered in various locations around the world. Courses are also offered online. Local children’s workers and volunteers are enjoying the monthly training classes, as well as the Teaching Children Effectively courses offered frequently.
Teaching materials are available to the public. Our local store is at our office, or feel free to Visit our web store. Many products are translated into some 189 different languages and distributed around the world.
In June all across the USA thousands of young people are trained to conduct 5-Day Clubs. Throughout the summer they have many opportunities to present the Gospel to boys and girls, experiencing the joy of leading others to the Lord. An additional summer opportunity is Summer Missions. College-age adults are trained and teach 5-Day Clubs in large urban centers and in foreign countries. This program offers challenging, often times life-changing experiences that God has used to spiritually enrich many lives. Find out more about these opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering for CEF of Portland, please download our Volunteer Application, fill it out, and then send it into the state office.Volunteer Application
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P.O. Box 16711, Portland, OR 97292
Greater Portland Chapter
Director of Local Ministry: Ron Imig
Mailing Address: PO Box 16711, Portland, OR 97292
Office Address: 1315 SE 20th Ave, Ste 3, Portland, OR 97214
Office Phone: (503) 256-2718
Email: click here