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Good News Clubs are free after-school programs that take place in public schools in our community. In this environment, kids play games, learn Scripture, and hear engaging Bible lessons to deepen their understanding of God's love for them.

Good News Clubs in Sarasota & Bradenton

Find a Good News Club at Your School!
 

  • Abel Elementary: Thursdays after school until 4:45p.m.

  • Barbara Harvey Elementary: Thursdays after school until 4:30p.m.

  • Blackburn Elementary: Tuesdays after school until 5:00p.m.

  • Emma Booker Elementary: Thursdays after school until 4:45 p.m.

  • Englewood Elementary: (to be confirmed)

  • Foundations Academy: Tuesdays after school until 4:30p.m.

  • Freedom Elementary: Thursdays after school until 4:30p.m.

  • Garden Elementary: Tuesdays after school until 4:45p.m.

  • Gocio Elementary: Thursdays after school until 4:30p.m.

  • Gullett Elementary: Fridays after school until 4:45p.m.

  • Kinnan Elementary: Wednesdays until 4:30p.m.

  • Lakeview Elementary: Thursdays after school until 4:30p.m.

  • Lakewood Ranch Preparatory Academy: Tuesdays after school until 5:00p.m.

  • Laurel Nokomis School: Tuesdays after school until 5:00p.m.

  • McNeal Elementary: Tuesdays after school until 4:45p.m.

  • Miller Elementary: Tuesdays after school until 5:00p.m.

  • Myakka City Elementary: Wednesdays after school until 5:00p.m.

  • Rowlett Academy: Wednesdays after school until 4:30p.m.

  • Samoset Elementary: Tuesdays after school until 4:45p.m.

  • Tatum Ridge Elementary: Tuesdays after school until 4:30p.m.

  • Taylor Ranch Elementary: Thursdays after school until 5:00p.m.

  • Virgil Mills Elementary: Fridays after school until 5:00p.m.

  • Wilkinson Elementary: Tuesdays after school until 4:30p.m.

  • Williams Elementary: Thursdays after school until 4:45p.m.

  • Willis Elementary: Thursday after school until 4:45p.m.

What is a Good News Club?

What we teach in Good News Club?

Each week an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press is presented, as well as Scripture memory, songs, games, and much more. Small groups may even be formed, allowing students to get to know their teachers better and interact with their group in a more relational setting. 

Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for children to trust the Lord Jesus as Savior. Every club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. Children are also encouraged to attend a local church if they are not doing so already.

Good News Clubs in bradenton and sarasota
good news clubs in sarasota and bradenton

Can we teach the Gospel in public school?

Yes! The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time. Now children in the U.S. have that opportunity, too! In 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States after school hours on the same terms as other community groups. Children can attend Good News Club only with their parents’ permission.

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Who teaches a Good News Club?

Christians who are motivated by the Gospel and have a love for God's children work together by volunteering their time and energy to teach Good News Club. Volunteers are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to have a club that is exciting and informative so that children will want to keep attending.

 

Teachers are asked to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization. Adults working with the program are screened according to our Child Protection Policy. In the United States, there is a movement among churches to adopt a public school Good News Club by sponsoring the club and sending their own church members to teach. 

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