WHO WE ARE

CEF West Central Florida is a local chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship, a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers 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.

CEF West Central is a chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Florida that serves the counties of Marion, Sumter, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, & Pinellas.

With more than 3,000 workers in nearly every country around the world, CEF had personal, individual ministry with more than 20 million children last year. To date, more than 200,000,000 children have been ministered to.

Over the past 80 years God has given CEF a number of unique ministries which have proven to be effective tools in our effort to evangelize and disciple children.

Meet The Team

Chuck Madden

Executive Director

Oversees West Central Chapter

Gail Wilbur

Office Administrator

West Central Chapter

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Greg Pruitt

Assistant Local Director

Marion & Sumter

April Wnuk

Ministry Coordinator

Nature Coast

WHAT WE DO

CEF has many different ministries for children, but the primary ones are the Good News Club  and the 5-Day Club.

The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in a variety of places including, but not limited to: schools, daycares, community centers, and churches. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment.

In West Central alone, there are 192 public elementary schools that have just under 110,000 students enrolled. We have the potential to make a eternal IMPACT on the lives of thousand of children!

HOW WE DO IT

TRAIN

Child Evangelism Fellowship is committed to training and developing volunteers on how to conduct effective and meaningful ministry to children. CEF West Central offers extensive training to prepare volunteers to serve in the Good News Clubs. (More information on this is available on our "Get Involved" page.) 

We also train and prepare students to serve in local missions through our Christian Youth in Action program. Our statewide and national locations also offer online and regional training classes for those desiring to dive deep into children's ministry. 

EQUIP

Once training is complete, our partners aren't left empty-handed. CEF equips each team with the needed materials to sponsor an after-school program. The materials include Bible Lessons, Song Music Videos, Small Group Activities, Game Resources, and colorful visuals (digital and print). Resources for children are also provided to assist them in furthering their walk with the Lord. In addition to the curriculum, CEF also provides our partners with practical materials for the organization and administration of the program. 

ASSIST

Ministry should never be done alone - nor is it fun! Each partner is assigned a Ministry Coordinator that will walk alongside them as the church impacts their community. Regular communication, site visits, and leadership meetings occur throughout the year to ensure each outreach is supported and cared for well. CEF's staff assist in onboarding new volunteers and handling the relationship between the church and CEF. 

SUPPORT

Child Evangelism Fellowship is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our organization is not funded through Government grants or any federal funds. Funds are raised by the local staff and board and are provided through Christian individuals, businesses, and churches who believe in our mission and seek to partner with us as we reach the community.

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And He said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."
Mark 16:15

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"So it is not the will of My Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones should perish."

Matthew 18:14

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 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? ...As it is written,“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

Romans 10:14-15