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  • General

    The Wordless Book Visualized
    (This is a foundational lesson series that is an excellent choice for introducing children to the Gospel.)

    The Wordless Book Visualized 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.

    Demonstrations of the Bible lessons, memory verses and songs are provided to help you as you seek to reach children and 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 live demonstration, 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. Be aware that the demonstrations were recorded from beginning to end as you would see in a training situation with minimal editing so you will see natural things that would happen in a live training such as pauses, etc..

    • Series Overview

      Series Overview

      Welcome! We’re excited to introduce to you the Good News Club® series called, "The Wordless Book Visualized." 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 Bible lesson demonstration videos are intended to assist both new and experienced teachers with lesson preparation. For this reason, each lesson is demonstrated using the basic CEF standards for Bible lessons while also incorporating a wide variety of ideas and teaching methods not necessarily mentioned in the lesson text.  With so many exciting ideas packed inside, these demonstration videos may be longer than a typical Bible lesson. You do not have to use every idea presented in each demonstration. As you watch the videos, prayerfully consider which ideas and teaching methods will work best for your teaching situation.

      You will find the link 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. 

       

    • Ordering Materials

      Ordering Materials

      The Wordless Book Visualized lesson series has been revised and updated. You can purchase these new materials from CEF Press using the link below.

      Click here to view and order The Wordless Book Visualized materials.

      Other teaching materials are also available to accompany this series. Call CEF Press at 1-800-748-7710 to find out more. 

      Interested in being involved in the ministries of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in your local area? Click here to learn about those ministries and to locate a CEF Chapter near you.

      • Bible Lesson Demos

        Bible Lesson Demos

        The Bible lesson demonstrations below have been created for you as a study tool. Keep in mind that they are not designed to substitute for live demonstrations or lessons in an actual club. As you watch these demonstrations to help you prepare to tell this lesson yourself, you will see the elements that should be included in your lesson as well as interactive ideas to help keep the children engaged as you teach.

        You will find six links below to access the Bible Lesson and Demonstrations and Lesson 5 Object Lesson Preparation. Feel free to watch the demonstrations 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.

      • The Wordless Book Demonstration

        The Wordless Book Demonstration

        The Wordless Book demonstration below is a study tool for learning the basic steps to use the tool of The Wordless Book. It is not intended to be a substitute for a live demonstration in a training class or be an exact representation of an open air presentation.

        You will find links 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. 

      • Counseling Demonstration

        Counseling Demonstration

        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.

      • 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 administrator at onlineadmin@cefonline.com.