Indian Lakes CEF

CEF for your church

Why CEF?

CEF is the world’s largest children’s ministry in the world, reaching over 22 million children with the Gospel. All CEF material and training is top-notch and will equip your workers to effectively evangelize and disciple children in your community and church! All CEF training is Bible-centered and practical.

CEF wants to Partner with You

CEF does not exist without local Bible-centered churches. We want to partner with your church to help reach children who may never come to church. 75% of Iowa children don’t attend church, the need is great! CEF partners with hundreds of churches across Iowa to hold Good News Clubs® and JYC™ in the public schools, 5-Day Clubs® and Kids Summer Splash in the summertime and for teacher training seminars. We would love to partner with you!

CEF Offers Training

CEF offers a variety of training. All CEF training is biblical based and practical. Worldwide CEF has trained over 360,000 people. Super Seminars are a great way to get CEF training for your church or Sunday school teachers. For one Saturday, CEF trained leaders will come and teach a variety of classes like: how to counsel a child for salvation, making your Bible story live, dynamics of discipline and so many other options! Teaching Children Effectively (TCE™) 1 & 2 are college-accredited classes taught by skilled CEF staff. These 12-week courses including: Bible lesson preparation and presentation, neighborhood outreach, visual communication in teaching and more! To find a Super Seminar near you or TCE, contact us!

COVID-19 Resources

We want to help your church during the COVID-19 Crisis! Check out these great resources!

–U-Nite YouTube page is a safe children’s page with Gospel-focused songs, Bible Lessons, Memory Verses and more! They are updated weekly. Simply search “U-Nite” into YouTube or click here.

–For when children have tough questions about why all this is happening, direct them to our online Do You Wonder Why? Book which strives to help answer this question. Visit or click here. It is available in an 8-minute video or a fun readable version!

NEW–Looking for a fun children’s activity? Check out the Wonder-Fun activity book! Geared for children of all ages, this activity book is filled with coloring pages, puzzles, activities, mazes, word scrambles, drawing activities, and much more! Visit or click here.

NEW–The coronavirus is a huge problem, but this brochure reveals our even bigger problem! Find God’s solution through His Son, Jesus Christ. Get answers for yourself, your child, and others in your life as you read and share this thought-provoking message. Visit or click here.

NEW– Good News Radio! In teaching truths from God’s Word, CEF® storytellers will use dynamic stories that children will love—these include true lessons about Jesus, examples from historical figures, and even exciting fictional stories! Why does each episode point children to Christ? Because He is the Good News that changes everything! Visit or click here.

Truth Chasers Club is a great way to learn more about God through the mail! Find out more info on our page by clicking here. This is also available via email for a faster response!

From a mom with two boys, 8 and 10, receiving Truth Chaser lessons:  “Thank you for these lessons that bring up great conversations.”
 A 5-year-old girl completing her first Truth Chaser lesson during the COVID-19 shutdown said: “I hope all my friends have this.”

Use the Contact Us page or call Shane at 641-651-0332 for more info or questions!