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Fall-Spring Ministries:

Good News Club®

Release-time Good News Club is an exciting, fun-filled hour held once a week.   With parental permission, children can attend a Good News Club held off school grounds during school hours.  After-school Good News Clubs can meet in the school after school hours or in a home as a neighborhood Good News Club.   Good News Clubs (GNC) are open to all boys and girls between the ages of five and twelve.

IN-PERSON CLUBS ARE NOW HAPPENING WEEKLY in Prineville, Madras and Warm Springs!

Click here to access a National Online Good News Club found on the U-Nite YouTube Channel. 

GNC‘s are staffed by CEF trained volunteer teachers and helpers.    If you would like to be a part of the Good News Club outreach ministry please contact us!

For further information on Good News Clubs and/or the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc. please click here to connect to the CEF/USA website.


Adopt-A-School® Good News Club Program.

Your church can adopt a local school through CEF‘s Adopt-A-School program.  Evangelize and disciple children, introduce them– their entire family–to your church.  This can be a tremendous outreach as members of your church volunteer as teachers, helpers and prayer partners.  Serving together as Sisters and Brothers in Christ reaching the lost in Central Oregon!


Various times of the year:

Party Clubs – Held in homes for special holidays or events.

Party Clubs are a great way to impact your neighborhood for Christ.  If you are interested in hosting a seasonal or one-time special Party Club please contact us.

Summer Ministries:

5-Day Clubs® are held five consecutive days, 1 1/2 hour each day, located in neighborhoods throughout Central Oregon.  During these high-octane Clubs children gather to play fun and exciting games, are taught the Word of God, sing songs, learn life-changing Bible verses, listen to exciting missionary stories and hear the Gospel clearly presented.   5-Day Clubs are open to all boys and girls between the ages of five and twelve.   5-Day Clubs are taught by trained Christian Youth in Action teens or a CEF trained teacher.  If you would like to host a 5-Day Club please contact us.


Fair Ministry –  **UPDATE: 73 heard the Gospel, with 7 Salvations, at Harney County Fair from September 8th to 12th, 2020!! Praise God!!**

CEF has many outreach opportunities available to share the Gospel during summer months throughout Central Oregon.  Volunteers share the Gospel using the Wordless Book Maze and/or face painting.  If you are interested in participating in the fair ministry, please contact us.

Spring-Summer: Christian Youth In Action®

Are you a Christian teen looking for an opportunity to serve the Lord in a ripe,  affordable and one of the least reached mission fields? Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with like-minded teens?  If so, Christian Youth in Action is for you!

Christian Youth in Action (CYIA®) is a summer missions program developed and run by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) staff and volunteers.  Student teachers learn how to effectively share the Gospel with boys and girls during the CEF of Oregon week-long training school.  The students then return to their local areas to teach 5-Day Clubs (mini vacation Bible clubs in neighborhoods) throughout the summer.  CYIA gives students many opportunities to witness the miracle of salvation that takes place in children who hear and receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.   If you are a Christian student, going into the 8th grade (and 13 years of age by June) or attending college and you have the heart to serve the Lord reaching the lost  CYIA is for you!

Pre-training is required for anyone interested in attending the State CYIA training school.  During Ponderosa Chapter’s pre-training weekend Jr. CYIA students (those going into 7th grade and 12 years old before June) are also trained to share the Gospel message.  Jr. CYIA’ers receive training enabling them to help in the summer 5-Day Clubs. Ponderosa Chapter/Mid-Columbia and Eastern Oregon Chapter’s 2020 pre-training is expected to be held in April 2021.  Check back here in January 2020 to find and download a Ponderosa Chapter pre-training brochure/registration form. 

2020 State CYIA Training School was held locally the week of June 13- 19th in Redmond.  Applications for 2021 State CYIA training will be posted here when available.   Join a winning team of Oregon teens! See the Oregon CYIA website for more info!

This week has been one of the most eventful and significant weeks of my life here at CYIA.  It has been wonderful, fun and challenging, and I would jump at the chance to come here again.”    Malea Morgan, CYIA’er

I love connecting with Christian teens my age that have the same vision to share the Gospel!”  Morgan,  CYIA’er

Coming to CYIA is a real encouragement for me in my walk with God.  I am just so encouraged to see all these (teens) wanting to live and work for God.”  Anna U. – CYIA’er

I have been able to use my previous CYIA training to reach children with the gospel.  It has also helped me to teach more effectively in the Good News Club I help with.”  Darcie I. – CYIA’er

“Contact us” if you are interested in receiving information about this life-changing opportunity.   A life-changing opportunity for the teens involved and for those who they are privileged to share the Gospel message with.  This valuable training equips teens to help in children’s ministries at their local church as well.