J-You Connection Club
What is JYC Club?
JYC Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained leaders meet with younger teens (5th Grade to 8th Grade) in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the young proplr can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission. Each week the leaders facilitate discussions about the Bible asking and answering questions that teenagers have, and looking in the Bible as a governing authority for living a Christian life. This action-packed time also includes songs, and Scripture memory, and games that gets teenagers interacting with one another.
As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of Jesus-You Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and establish them in a local church for Christian living.
Can We Really Teach the Bible in Public Schools?
Yes! The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time. Now children in the U.S. have that opportunity, too! In 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School that Good News Clubs can meet in public schools in the United States after school hours on the same terms as other community groups. Children attend Good News Club only with their parents’ permission.
What can a JYC Club Do For My Neighborhood?
A JYC Club can identify a home in the neighborhood that is safe for students to go to in times of trouble. It brings the teaching of biblical morality to his neighborhood. It connects the young person and his family to others where they live developing a good community spirit. When you teach God’s Word to young teens in your neighborhood, your neighbors learn what you believe. Community centers and housing complexes are also great places for a club.
What Is Taught in J-You Connection Club?
Each week a Bible study that gets students engaged and discussing the truths of Biblical principles. Club time also includes music that reaches a young teenager's heart, Scripture memorization that connects the Bible to daily life, and games or other activities that focus on the lesson’s theme.
Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel and an opportunity for students to trust the Lord Jesus as Savior. Every club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth. All participants are encouraged to attend a local church.
Who Teaches a JYC Club?
Christians who are concerned for young teens work together volunteering their time and energy to teach the JYC Club. They are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to have a club that is focuses of nurturing relationship with students. Teachers are asked to sign the CEF Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organization. Adults working with the program are screened according to our child protection policy.