Child Evangelism Fellowship is an evangelical, Bible-centred mission whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. Our concern in seeking to evangelize children is that, “not one of these little ones should perish.”
To enlist, equip and encourage a team of qualified leaders who will effectively fulfill the purpose of Child Evangelism Fellowship, expanding the work throughout Canada, working in close cooperation the Bible-centred churches and other mission organizations which are in agreement with our Statement of Faith and teaching program.
CEF Canada is committed to training and discipleship ministries whenever evangelism takes place. In cities, towns and rural communities, volunteers working through CEF ministries are ministering to thousands of Canada’s children, otherwise unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
CEF Canada volunteers serve under the leadership of trained CEF staff and local committees who provide leadership, training and materials. Each volunteer is important in the CEF family.
Our Core Values
Evangelism & Discipleship
Evangelism is the telling of the gospel in a way that is understandable to the child and includes an opportunity to respond. Discipleship is teaching which brings a believing child from immaturity in their spiritual walk to that of one who is coming into conformity with the image of Christ. Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20
That in our ministry we would value each child and be driven by his or her needs (especially spiritual, but not exclusively), desires, understandings and characteristics. Mark 10:14-16; Luke 9:48
Communication with God is the foundation of every ministry and decision. It is an exercise of faith toward a prayer-answering God. Philippians 4:6
Christ must be the focus and standard of all personnel, ministries, methods of teaching and materials. This calls for perseverance and faithfulness resulting in true unity. 1 Corinthians 3:11
Our ministry is fully grounded on the entire Word of God, a divine gift wholly inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is thoroughly church-related but without denominational distinctive. Those beliefs that are held by all who join with us are encapsulated in our Statement of Faith. Psalm 119:104-106; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17
While our ministry is carried out on a provincial basis as we work together to evangelize and disciple Canada’s children, our focus is also international and we intentionally seek and deploy resources to reach children around the world. Acts 1:8
Recognizing the gifts and abilities of our Boards, committees, staff and volunteers, we witness the Holy Spirit’s power in their distinct areas of ministry as they lead and serve in harmony and unity. 1 Corinthians 12:6, 7, 12