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Good News Club (GNC)

Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in which trained teachers meet with groups of children. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press®. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.


Fairland Elementary School, Music and Art Rooms (Rooms 109, 111)
14315 Fairdale Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905


Registration can be done using one of three options below:

  • Have your child turn in the signed permission slip below to his/her school teacher.


NOTE: Admission is limited to 80 children on a first-come basis. Kids may join the club at any time during the school year provided there is a vacancy and with a week’s notice. 


Thursdays October 12th, 2023 - May 23rd, 2024 from 3:50 pm – 5:15 pm ET

Exception: GNC is not held when Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are closed on Thursdays.

WHO Can Attend? 

Children ages 4-14 can attend.  Parents are also welcome to visit the club at any time.





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.  Now children in the United States have that same opportunity!  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.

What is taught in a Good News Club®? 

Each week an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials is presented.  This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review of games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.  Each club includes a clear presentation of the Gospel, strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth.  All children are encouraged to attend a local church. 


Who teaches at a Good News Club®?

Christians who are concerned for boys and girls work together to volunteer their time and energy to teach.  They are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship® and are asked to sign as CEF® Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the policies of the organizations.  All adults working in the program (whether teachers or helpers) are screened according to the CEF® child protection policy.

How can I help or get involved?

You can pray regularly and consistently for both the children who attend and the teachers and helpers who volunteer at the club.

You can become a teacher or a helper.  Please contact Smitha Antony or Jason Kestner for more information about training and involvement opportunities.

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anoited me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Luke 4:17-19

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