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Good News Club is a weekly evangelical program for 5–12 year old children featuring a Bible lesson, songs, memory verses, and games. It is the leading ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), which creates the curriculum, translates it for use around the world, and trains instructors to teach it.

CEF reports that in 2011, there were 3560 Good News Clubs in public schools across the United States and over 42,000 clubs worldwide.

Good News Club was the subject of Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 533 U.S. 98 (2001), which held that Good News Club was entitled to the same access as other groups, like the Boy Scouts, to provide after-school programs designed to promote “moral and character development” to Milford School’s elementary children.


Good News Club follows a 5-year curriculum using lesson books and visual aids that describe and illustrate stories from the Old and New Testaments.

In the United States, for example, the fall 2011 season features 6 lessons from the book “Elijah: Prophet of the Living God” and 6 lessons from the book “Elisha: Prophet of the Faithful God.” Other lesson books feature stories centered on Biblical characters of Daniel, Joseph, Joshua, Esther, Moses, King David, and the Apostle Paul.

In all, the 5-year literature cycle spans approximately 120 lessons. CEF translates the curriculum into multiple foreign languages for distribution and use in many of the more than 170 countries in which CEF is active. In those countries, the curriculum cycle lags the English curriculum cycle by one year.