2020 Summer Ministry Basic Training

06/13/2020 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ET


  • Free


The Chapel, Lincoln Park Campus
264 Jacksonville Road
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
United States of America
Room Number: Great Room
Building Number: Main Building


Get ready for Summer Ministry with CEF through our Paterson Outreach or hosting a 5-Day Club in your own neighborhood. Much of what we will teach is also suitable for use in any Christian ministry to elementary school-aged kids.


Child Evangelism Fellowship’s primary summer outreach is through 5-Day Club®. Children gather in parks, community centers, and other locations for five consecutive days to hear the Gospel clearly presented through Bible lessons, exciting games, songs and activities. The 5-Day Club can be compared to vacation Bible school on the road. This year we'll be using the newly revised CEF® lesson series One Way.

All volunteers who will be teaching or helping in 5-Day Clubs for the summer of 2020 are expected to attend the morning session of Summer Basic Training. Returning volunteers, those who have completed TCE Level 1 or teach regularly in a Good News Club may request to be excused from the afternoon session.


Morning 8:30AM - 12:00PM

In the morning we'll discuss 5-Day Club basics and observe a 5-Day Club Demonstration. We'll also look at the curriculum for the summer, the ONE WAY lesson series, as well as overview songs, verses, games and activities. To round out the morning we'll have a brief session on the specifics for working in Paterson.

Afternoon 12:00 - 3:30PM

In the afternoon, we'll cover three essentials for our summer ministry:

  • Presenting the Message of Salvation
  • Counseling a Child for Salvation
  • The IPEAR Method of Teaching Bible Verses and Songs

Note:  The morning session is required for all 5-Day Club volunteers. The afternoon session is required for all new volunteers.

This training is also very beneficial to those serving in non-CEF ministries: Sunday School, VBS, various club ministries, summer missions trips, etc. All are welcome to attend. Training is also a great place to see what a 5-Day Club looks like, what we’ll be teaching and what role you might like to play. No teaching commitment is required to attend training.

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch if attending all day.

If you discover that you will have difficulty meeting any of the training requirements, please let us know promptly. We will do our best to work with you. Please be aware, however, that as we get closer to ministry dates, our schedules are less flexible and we are less able to make accommodations.