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Equipping: The Power of Literature

How can literature impact the lives of children? How can God use the right tools in the hands of trained teachers? Watch this video to learn the answers to these questions.

Free Resources

On this page you will find links to websites which provide free CEF resources to help you teach children.


Free lesson materials and ideas for teachers

Teach Kids

Free downloads of Bible lessons and other materials from Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to help you teach kids.

You can visit their website here: www.teachkids.eu

Let their light shine!

Lots of ideas for you to use in Toddler Groups and Primary School age clubs.

You can visit their website here: www.lettheirlightshine.com

Resources for growth from CEF Europe

Resources to help children understand the Bible. Every Day With God, a six book devotional series; Wonder Devotional Books, which contain 60 days of devotional readings and a Bible Correspondence Course.



Youth Challenge material

The “God Says” Youth Challenge Teaching Manual, PowerPoint Visuals and Handouts can now be downloaded for free from the Materials page on the CEF Europe website. Youth Challenge materials help you to teach 11-15 year olds, but are adaptable for older students. Please visit the CEF Europe Youth Challenge page, offering this freebie.

CEF Specialized Book Ministry

This website aims to assist children’s evangelists worldwide to teach God’s Word. Please visit the CEF Specialized Book Ministry website.

Videos for children

Here are links to four missionary stories for children to see in Good News Clubs, 5 Day Clubs or Holiday Bible Clubs.

CEF Workers

Famous Missionaries

CEF of Germany has prepared 2 videos for children, one about Martin Luther’s life and one about Onesimus. You can watch the video with Martin Luther and the one with Onesimus. These videos are supported by colouring books with the video on DVD. The texts for videos and the booklets are available for download.

CEF of Ireland have provided “A Special Promise” video. You can watch it here in English.

Please note: If you want to use the sound effects and background music, it is necessary to purchase licences. The Dropbox folder shows where licenses can be purchased. Otherwise different music/sound effects will need to be used.

Getting started in Bible Storytelling in a Toddler Group is sometimes daunting! It isn’t just that there are toddlers that we want to keep engaged but their adults are also listening. This short course is to help you feel more confident and prepared. It can work as a refresher course too. Each session is short with lots of practical ideas.

1 – A brief Introduction to the mini course. Who’s our audience? What stories shall we tell?

2 – Finding Your Focus. A storytelling technique that helps children listen.

3 – Engagement with the Bible Story. How to encourage active listening.

4 – Build and Tell your Bible Story. We bring everything we’ve learnt together into a story that’s ready to tell.

‘How to…’ videos for craft ideas will be coming soon.

Bible Story Cards

At this site you can view and download sets of bible story cards used by Rev. John Grindell in his children’s ministry. They were drawn by John and his artist friend, Mrs. Pam Thatcher. They are suitable for use in any children’s ministry but have been used extensively in school assemblies and church children’s meetings. Please visit the Bible Story Cards website.