Our Mission is to enlist, equip, and encourage a team of qualified leaders to fulfill the purpose of CEF in the Greater Knoxville area, establishing children’s ministries in all 10 counties that make up the local chapter.
CEF of Greater Knoxville includes Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union counties. We have a mission field of the 44,000 elementary age students that reside in those counties. Statistics tell us that about 80% of all elementary school children are “unchurched”. They do not have any kind of biblical foundation and/or have never heard the Good News of Jesus presented to them in a clear and biblical way. We aim to change that through an obedience to God’s calling for us to serve in His ministry. If we are faithful, we cannot fail.
Our Vision for CEF Knoxville
The CEF of Tennessee, Knoxville Chapter includes Anderson, Blount, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union Counties. Curently, our local chapter is one of eight different CEF chapters in our state. Although CEF offers different ministries to children, our main focus is on the Good News Club (GNC) program that is held in public elementary schools. The GNC represents a unique opportunity to reach many children with the Gospel message. There are thousands of children in our CEF chapter area schools and statistics tell us that about 80% of them are “unchurched”. They do not have any kind of biblical foundation and they have never heard the Good News of Jesus presented to them in a clear and biblical way.
The people involved with CEF of Knoxville have a vision to start many more Good News Clubs and reach all of these children in our area with the Gospel of Jesus. This local work to reach these children is completely a work of God on a grassroots level. CEF is a non-profit ministry that relies solely on the support of God’s people. This means 100% of the financial support and volunteers are a direct result of the local efforts of concerned, burdened, and passionate people from within this local area. Are you one of them?
If you would like to learn more about how you can help or get involved in the local work please click on link. or call us at the telephone number at the bottom of the page.
Our purpose is truly to change this world by reaching the children. The elementary schools across our region represent mission fields ripe for the harvest. Please pray Luke 10:2 with us that God continues to raise up workers and move His people to further His kingdom and glorify His Name.