1. The Good News Club assists in developing good citizens. Principals and teachers have said they can see a difference in kids who go to Good News Club because it assists in developing good citizens for the public elementary school by teaching children moral values, character qualities, and respect for authority.
2. The Good News Club meets after school hours. Workers are careful to never cause disruption to the academic program of the school. Good News Clubs are conducted by reputable local churches which provide workers, funding and community involvement for the school. Volunteers from the sponsoring church often serve the school in other areas.
3. The Good News Club is free to all children in the school. Boys and girls from K-5th grade, regardless of religious background, are invited to Good News Club. Also, there is no charge to the children to join the club or for any materials.
4. Signed permission forms from a parent are required for any child to attend Good News Club. The permission slip includes needed information concerning the child’s allergies, emergency contacts, and persons allowed to pick up the child from club. Parents are always welcome to visit the club.
5. All Good News Club workers are screened. Every volunteer is screened as required by Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Child Protection Policy. CEF also carries a 5 million-dollar liability insurance policy.
6. Every Good News Club worker is trained. CEF conducts extensive training so that each worker knows what to do from the time he/she enters the school parking lot until the last child is placed in a car with the parent.
7. Good News Club workers are with the children during the entire club hour. The ratio of Good News Club workers to children is typically 1:7 and the workers are committed to stay with the children through snack time, teaching time and dismissal until the last child is picked up.
8. Good News Club workers clean the club area. After the last child leaves, workers are responsible to clean the area where club was conducted.
9. There is one contact person between the Good News Club and the school. This avoids confusion and miscommunication. This contact person will provide the school with a list of all children attending the club as well as any other pertinent information.
10. Good News Club provides positive fun for the children. Learning Bible stories, songs, and verses is made fun through games, visuals, and dramatic teaching. A snack and small “goodie bag” is also provided each week.