About Child Evangelism Fellowship
Child Evangelism Fellowship was founded in 1937 by Rev. J. Irvin Overholtzer, a man with a God-given vision for boys and girls in need of the Savior. Today his vision lives on.
CEF® is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize children with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.
CEF wants to reach the children with the Gospel. Our concern in seeking to evangelize them is that “not one of these little ones should perish.”
Child Evangelism Fellowship Cares About…
Children must be established (discipled) in their Christian lives through the Word of God. They need to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Establishing children in Bible-believing churches
Evangelized children need to be in the local church where they can continue growing on a regular basis. In this way, CEF serves the church and assists in the goal of church growth.
Involving other Christians in ministry to children
CEF’s greatest need is for those who will see the fields which are “white unto harvest” and become involved in this outreach to children of the world.
The CEF Southeast IN Chapter serves the counties of: Bartholomew • Clark • Dearborn • Decatur Fayette • Franklin • Jefferson • Jennings Johnson • Ohio • Ripley • Rush • Scott Shelby • Switzerland • Union
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God at Work
18 Missionaries served Southeast IN CEF in 2022, participating in Camp Good News, 5-Day Clubs & Party Clubs!
We were able to hold three party clubs, FOURTEEN 5-Day Clubs, & Camp Good News, reaching over 430 children in just 6 weeks during the summer break!!
We are currently recruiting for our 2023 Missionaries.
If you are interested in serving with CEF in this capacity, please contact Lindsay at
Camp Good News
We had over 50 volunteers who helped make camp a great success for over 120 campers!
It was a fantastic 4 days filled with tons of FUN for all! What a blessing it was to be at camp!
Save the date for Camp Good News 2023: June 24-27!
Good News Clubs & Party Clubs
We are currently booking Good News Clubs and Party Clubs for this Fall/Winter! Please contact us if you are able to hold one within your community.
CEF Needs You…
to become involved in the ministry to children in your neighborhood
to become a volunteer instructor or teacher with CEF
to be trained in effective methods of outreach to the children
to pray for the ministry on a daily basis
to support CEF financially and to volunteer or serve fulltime
Quality Training & Materials
CEF Press offers some of the best material available for ministering to children.
CEF is presently involved in over 165 countries, with over 1,400 staff members. Our emphasis overseas is to develop national workers and leaders. CEF is active in every state and province in North America.
CEF wants to assist you through teaching materials, training and contact with others who can help you. Please submit the Response Form for further information on how we can help you evangelize and disciple children for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Children’s Ministries Institute (CMI) provides a thorough foundation and ongoing education for those involved at every level of children’s ministry. The popular Teaching Children Effectively courses are offered at CMI and at various locations throughout the country. CMI’s central campus is west of St. Louis in Warrenton, Missouri and offers extension sites around the world.