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  • General

    God's Good News: The Wordless Book

    God's Good News: The Wordless Book YOU and a group from your church can be involved in reaching neighborhood children in any place that children gather - homes, club houses, recreational centers, after-school care facilities, day care centers, backyards and churches! On June 11, 2001 the Supreme Court ruled that Good News Clubs have equal access to meet in public school facilities after hours. This decision has opened an unprecedented opportunity to reach multitudes of children with the Gospel. Learn more about Good News Club.

    Be sure to watch the series overview to get a big picture of this series. Also club overviews at the beginning of each lesson demonstration will provide details about the type of Bible lesson included in that club and other key things that you will want to teach during club that week. Demonstrations of the Bible lessons and songs are provided to help you as you prepare to teach. These demonstrations have been created for you as a study tool. Keep in mind that they are not designed to substitute for a lesson in an actual club or another teaching time with children. As you watch these demonstrations to help you prepare to teach, you will see the elements that should be included in your lesson as well as interactive ideas to help keep the children engaged.

    The demonstrators have prepared the lesson themselves using their own words so that the lesson flows naturally. 

    • Curriculum Information

      Curriculum Information

      Although true to Scripture, this series of lessons does not reflect the traditional teaching of Child Evangelism Fellowship®You may choose to make changes for a more customary CEF®distinctive.

      Traditionally, applications are used throughout the lesson to bring in the Gospel and teaching to the saved child. In these lessons there may be places where a verse or concept could be changed or added to conform more closely to how CEF has historically presented the truth.

      The invitations are written in past tense, with the thought that the child may have realized his need to believe in Jesus sometime throughout the club or when the Bible lesson was being presented. It may be clearer to the child if he is given an opportunity to make a decision during the invitation or to ask questions about how to do so by talking to the teacher.

      For example, you will see, ‘‘if you have believed in Jesus today, show me by….’’  This could be rephrased to say, ‘‘if you would like to believe in Jesus or you have questions, you can show me by….’’ Be certain that the children are not led to believe that the words of a prayer, or coming to speak with you saves them. They need to know they are saved only by putting their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. The invitation is the time during club when you invite or urge the children to put their faith in Christ. Let them know you are willing to meet with them to answer questions and show them from the Bible what it means to believe in Jesus.

      Please contact your local CEF chapter with any questions about the traditional or historical method of CEF teaching, the inclusion of the Gospel in a lesson and giving an invitation.

       

      • Series Overview

        Series Overview

        Welcome! We’re excited to introduce to you the brand new Good News Club series called, "God's Good News: The Wordless Book." Be sure to watch the series overview below to learn more about the great features of this new series. 

        The Bible lesson and song demonstrations can be viewed at any time. These demonstrations are designed to help you to become familiar with the lessons, verses and songs to prepare you to more effectively teach the children.

        You will find links below to access the Series Overview presentation. Feel free to watch it as many times as you would like and to use the controls to move through the presentation at your own pace. A dial-up connection is not suggested.

      • Club Overviews


        Club Overviews

        You will find a link below to access the club overviews. The club overviews at the beginning of each lesson demonstration provide details about the type of Bible lesson included in that club and other key things that you will want to teach during club that week. View these overviews to help ensure that the Bible lesson, memory verse time, Gospel presentation and Wonder Time are effectively taught in your club. Feel free to watch each presentation as many times as you would like and to use the controls to move through the presentations at your own pace. Due to the streaming audio and video presentations that will be used to deliver content, a dial-up connection is not suggested.

      • Bible Lesson Demos


        Bible Lesson Demonstrations

        You will find a link below to access the Bible Lesson Demonstration. Feel free to watch the demonstration as many times as you would like and to use the controls to move through the presentations at your own pace. Due to the streaming audio and video presentations that will be used to deliver content, a dial-up connection is not suggested.

      • Song Demos

        Song Demos

        The song demonstrations below have been created for you as a study tool to help you learn the melody of the song and hand motions. They are also designed to be used in direct ministry to children.

        You will find links below to access the presentations. Feel free to use the controls to move through the presentations at your own pace. Due to the streaming audio and video presentations that will be used to deliver content, a dial-up connection is not suggested.

      • Wordless Book

        Wordless Book Training (includes a complete demonstration)

        Wordless Book Training is an approximately 42 minute seminar designed to equip you to effectively present the message of salvation to children. You will become familiar with the truths of the message of salvation and how to present them using the Wordless Book. Demonstrations are also provided for you. By the end of the seminar, you will be able to lead children to Christ giving simply and effectively the message of salvation each time God gives you the opportunity!

      • Counseling Demo

        Counseling Demo

        After a clear presentation of the Gospel in a ministry setting, an invitation to believe in Christ is given.  Children who want to talk more about believing in Jesus and make that important decision can then meet with the teacher afterward. The counseling demonstration below is a study tool for you to see what this time might look like.

        You will find a link below to access the presentation. Feel free to use the controls to move through the presentation at your own pace. Due to the streaming audio and video presentations that will be used to deliver content, a dial-up connection is not suggested.

      • Ordering Materials

        Ordering Materials

        If you do not already own the God's Good News: The Wordless Book flashcards and text, you can purchase them from CEF Press using the links below. You can also purchase demonstration DVDs of the entire series.

        God's Good News: The Wordless Book English Text
        God's Good News: The Wordless Book flashcards
        God's Good News: The Wordless Book Demonstration DVD set

        Other teaching materials are also available to accompany this series! Call CEF Press at 1-800-748-7710 or your local chapter to find out more!

        • Frequently Asked Questions

          Technical FAQs / Help Desk Instructions

          I can't open PDF documents. What should I do?

          These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader software in order to view them. You can download this software for free online. Follow the instructions to download and install the software. After this process is complete, try to open the file again. If you are still experiencing problems, contact the Help Desk with the specific information outlined below. (Free Download)

          I can't find the document I downloaded to print. What should I do?

          Click on the document link in the course. A dialog box should come up that asks if you want to "Open" or "Save" the file. If you click "Open", the file will open and you can then print the notes directly from there. If you click "Save", a dialog box will open asking you where to save it. Browse your computer's files to locate a folder you can easily access. You can also save the file to the desktop so that it can be found easily. Once you have saved it to the chosen location, browse your computer's files to locate the saved file. Open the file and print it from there.

          The presentation file won't load. What should I do?

          Be sure the play button in the control bar at the bottom left of the presentation screen has been pressed to begin the presentation.

          Depending on the number of students online at a given time, the file may take longer to load. You will know that the presentation is loading by the bar that extends through the middle of the control bar. A shading will progress across this bar showing to what extent the presentation has loaded. Allow several minutes for the presentation to load and try pressing the play button again. (You do not need to wait until the entire presentation has loaded.)

          The presentation file requires the Flash Player plug-in to work correctly. Make sure that you have downloaded this plug-in. Follow the instructions to download and install the software. After this process is complete, try to open the file again. (Free Download Click this link and then click "Agree and install now" in the yellow box.) (Note: If you already have this plug-in, you may at times be prompted to upgrade to a new version of Flash. If prompted to do so, allow the plug-in to update so that it will continue to play the presentation files in the future.)

          Due to the streaming audio and video presentations that will be used to deliver content, a dial-up connection is not suggested. If you are using a dial-up connection, the presentation could take a significant amount of time to load before it will begin to play at all. Allow 10 minutes or longer for the file to load and begin to play.

          The presentation is playing but there is no sound. What should I do?

          The presentation player has a volume control as well as a mute button. Make sure the mute button is off and the volume slide is all the way to the right. If you have external speakers, make sure the speakers are plugged in and turned on with the volume turned up. Computers that have internal speakers like laptops may have a mute button and a volume control to adjust. You can also check your volume control program to make sure the slides are up and the mute is not checked.

          The presentation is not streaming smoothly. It is skipping and is hard to follow and understand. What should I do?

          Sometimes a file requires longer to download depending on its size and how many users are online and accessing the file. Press the pause button of the control bar located at the bottom left of the presentation screen. Wait a few minutes for the file to download and buffer. You will notice a bar moving across from left to right as this takes place. Once the bar advances a good length, play the presentation and it will stream smoothly.

          NOTE: If the presentation catches up to the end of the bar, you might experience the same thing again. If this happens, pause the presentation again and allow the file to download and buffer again.

          If you are unable to resolve the problem you are experiencing with the above tips, please contact the online registrar at onlineregistrar@cefonline.com.