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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

Free lesson materials and ideas for teachers


On this page you will find links to websites which provide free CEF resources to help you teach children. On offer are: free Bible lesson texts, free training manuals and a blog with creative craft ideas, made by Rachel Ball, in East London.

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

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.

Wes and Jackie Erpen have produced a five-video series on the missionary story of the life of Hudson Taylor. They showed these to the Sunday School children of their church in Birmingham (Fatherless Barn Evangelical Church). The CEF copyrighted pictures were used with permission and the videos are on the church’s YouTube Channel.

Hudson Taylor Episode 1

Hudson Taylor Episode 2

Hudson Taylor Episode 3

Hudson Taylor Episode 4

Hudson Taylor Episode 5

Short Bible Stories videos for younger children to enjoy and share, produced by Rachel Ball. This series of short, pre-recorded Bible stories are particularly suitable for Toddlers at home and to share online with Toddler Group families.

Watch their latest videos and visit their YouTube Channel below.

‘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.