Our core area of ministry is East London (North of the River Thames). Take a look at some of the different ways in which we work with Churches.
Good News Club
A regular after-school club. These run for about an hour/hour and a half. At their heart they have a Bible story and memory verse. They can also include games and craft. It’s up to you! CEF produces a curriculum and many of the resources are available free from www.teachkids.eu.
Bible Club TV
We have a YouTube Channel called Bible Club TV. This is available to anyone. Each episode lasts about 5-6 minutes.
Children love Lego®! These special clubs use Lego® as the core activity and include a time of Bible teaching.
We tailor these clubs to fit your church. We can run a Lego themed Holiday Bible Club over several days or an after school Lego themed club or a Christmas Special with Lego. We have enjoyed running all of these types of events over the past couple of years. They have proved to be very popular with children and parents.
We provide the Lego, Bible teaching (usually a Building themed Bible Story) and memory verse. Depending on time we provide craft ideas and sometimes decorate cakes. We ask that the church take care of publicity and provide a team to help run the event (including dismantling the Lego afterwards). We do not make a charge for this event but welcome gifts if your church is able.
During the summer school holidays we take to the parks and hold outdoor clubs (even in British weather!). These help the local Church to be seen among the community. These clubs include Bible stories, memory verses and games.
We are currently involved in two Toddler groups each week and can also offer workshops to encourage your Toddler Group Team and to help them grow in confidence when telling Bible stories. Rachel led a workshop about Toddler Group crafts at the National Playtime Conference (Care for the Family).
Let their light shine!
Take a look at our blog that has lots of ideas for Toddler Groups, Primary School age clubs and families. These include craft ideas, Bible story ideas and free downloads.
From time to time we hold workshops for Sunday School teachers to hone their skills. These are usually held in the Woodford Green area (IG8).
Primary School Assemblies
Jephthah – Anti Bullying
Joshua crossing the River Jordan – Remembrance Day
Compassion – Parable of the unmerciful servant
Perseverance – Jeremiah
St Patrick – Forgiveness
We take assemblies in Primary Schools and also classes on themes such as ‘Christmas’, ‘Easter’, ‘The Bible’ and ‘How Christians follow the example of Jesus’.
For more information please, visit our Schools Ministry page.
Home Front Bus
We are invited to help teach on the ‘The Home Front Bus’ when it is in East London. The Home Front Bus is a unique Living History Experience contained within a classic double decker bus. Detailed reconstructions of a 1940’s Living Room, Shop, Bombed out Street and Air Raid Shelter, containing period features and artefacts replicate the sights, sounds and smells of the Home Front providing an exciting and inspiring educational experience for schools. Though it covers the history of the period it is taken from a Christian perspective, looking at the King’s faith through his speeches; the gospel booklet offered to each member of the Armed Forces; the call to National prayer and the public thanks to God for the record-breaking harvest of 1942.