School-Year Ministries

Get involved in a Good News Club or Released Time Class near you!

Good News Club

Good News Clubs are weekly, hour-long programs that run throughout the school year for children ages 5 through 12. The Good News Club programs take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, schools, community centers, and Bible churches. Some counties even have Good News Clubs after school right on the school property, called After-School / In-School Good News Clubs.

The purpose of a Good News Club is to build Gospel relationships with children.

The hour of club includes:

  • Fun, Biblical songs
  • Engaging memory verse learning games
  • Missionary stories
  • Visualized Bible lessons with real-life applications
  • Review games
  • A clear opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour/be counseled by a trained Good News Club teacher

Contact us to find a Good News Club near you!

Released Time Class

What is Released Time Class?

Pennsylvania law allows for public school students to be released from class for religious instruction for one hour each week.  This is a great opportunity to reach otherwise unchurched children with the Gospel and to encourage and disciple children who have already trusted Christ as their Saviour.

These classes are NOT sponsored by the school district but by CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF SNYDER & UNION COUNTIES, INC.

The students must have written parental permission to attend.  They are then transported to a nearby church.

Bible lessons are taught in a variety of ways, including traditional favorite flannelgraph.  In this age of technology and videos, flannelgraph still captures the attention of the children in a unique way.  Other Bible lessons are presented with flashcards.  We also teach a memory verse, songs, and sometimes a missionary story.

We have Released Time Classes at Middleburg Elementary School and West Snyder Elementary School. 

To receive a permission slip or to become involved in helping at a Released Time Class, please call our office at (570) 837-6985 or e-mail us.

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CEF of Snyder and Union Counties, Inc. is affiliated with CEF of Eastern PA, Inc.

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