“I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.
I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and
have not denied my name.”
July 11, 2018 will mark the 17th anniversary of public schools being open for Good News Clubs!
In Milford School District vs. Good News Club, the United States Supreme Court determined that “CEF must be given equal access to the schools on the same basis as every other organization.” That decision opened the door for the Bible to go back into the public schools!
The urgency of going through the open door is obvious:
None of us expected the schools to again be open to God’s Word, and none of us will be surprised if the door closes. We must act while God has granted us access.
The children who attend our schools are the most likely to respond to the gospel. Of those who profess Christ today, 85% came to Christ prior to their 15th birthday. Now is the time to turn children toward the Lord.
The children, who were in the first grade when the door opened for Good News Clubs in 2001, are now 24 years old! We must reach them while we can.
We should never believe that just because we live in America our religious freedoms cannot be taken away. Our culture is rushing away from God and His word, and we have the privilege and duty to engage our culture with the truth of God’s Word.*
CEF Peninsula’s goal is to have a Good News Club in 1/3 of the 85 elementary schools in our area by 2021.
In Benson’s Commentary, the verse in Revelation 3:8 reads like this: ‘I have given you power and opportunity of spreading my gospel, which none can hinder you from doing.” The only question is, “Are you willing?”
If you or your church would like to help make an eternal difference in the lives of the next generation, contact Tom Boor today to find out how you can help. You can reach Tom at (757) 871-6382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Article reprinted by permission from Greater Richmond Area CEF
Calendar of Events
CYIA Summer Ministry Locations:
July 9-13 10:00-11:30am 5DC at Derby Run Apartments
1:00-2:30pm 5DC at Gables Apartments, Yorktown
6:00-8:00pm VBS at Peninsula Chinese Baptist Church, Yorktown
July 16-20 10:00-11:30am 5DC at First Corinthians Church, Williamsburg
1:30-3:00pm 5DC Home near WCC Church Plant, Williamsburg
July 20 4:00-8:00pm Summer Festival at Bethel Manor Chapel, Langley
Aug 11 9am-12pm GNC Kickoff, Wmbg Community Chapel
Sept 9 9am-4pm GNC Teacher Training, Wmbg Community Chapel
Sept (TBD) 9am-4pm GNC Teacher Training, Northumberland County