GOOD NEWS CLUBS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

HOW CAN WE TAKE THE BIBLE INTO THE SCHOOLS?

o Thanks to a 2001 Supreme Court ruling, religious   organizations like ours can now teach children about Jesus right inside the public schools. Read the synopsis of the ruling HERE.

 

o All children are required to have a registration form signed by their parent or guardian in order to attend Good News Club.

              

WHAT IS A GOOD NEWS CLUB (GNC)?

GNCs are after-school Bible clubs that meet one afternoon each week in the public elementary schools.

All elementary-aged children from the school are invited to attend, as well as the children and grandchildren of the team members.

The club begins right after school typically with snacks and game time.

o Children learn lessons from the Bible and are taught how to apply those lessons to their lives, for both now and the future.

o Relevant verses are taught at each club. The children not only memorize the verses, but they learn how to find them in their Bible and what it means to them, as a saved or unsaved child. They also learn how to apply it to their lives, and then, through a fun game, they truly memorize the Scripture.

o Children are taught how to have a quiet time at home, so they can read and understand the Bible for themselves.

o The children are taught meaningful songs, learn about missionaries and play a review game each week to help cement together the concepts they’ve learned during that day’s club.

It is a fast-paced, exciting ~2 hours, with lots of fun and solid teachings from the Bible!

 

 

 WHO RUNS THE GOOD NEWS CLUB?

       o Christians, of varying denominations, volunteer their time and energy to teach and serve in the club.

       o A church, multiple churches or any Christian group sponsors the club, providing the team members and finances for the club.

       o Team members can range in age from teens through senior citizens! All ages are needed.

       o All team members are background checked and screened for the security of the children.

  o Child Evangelism Fellowship:

  • o Trains the team members and leadership
  • o Provides solid, Biblically-based curriculum
  • o Works logistics with the school personnel
  • o Provides the insurance
  • o Helps get the club started and running well
  • o Supports behind the scenes as the team members run the club, for a long-term partnership

  o Click HERE for the GNC job descriptions

             

 

WHERE DO GOOD NEWS CLUBS MEET IN OUR AREA?

      o   In elementary schools all over the chapter! Contact us to find out if there is a Good News Club in a school near you. If not, perhaps others have already expressed an interest in starting one! How might God use you to reach the children in your local school?

 

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL GOOD NEWS CLUB LOOK LIKE?

        o Click HERE to see a sampling of some of our Good News Clubs in the Greater Clarksville Chapter!

        CLICK HERE TO VIEW A GOOD NEWS CLUB IN ACTION!