ABOUT US

ABOUT US

H. Marie Dunsen Dawson, Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Larry Luallen, Chairperson


Shirley Brown, Vice Chairperson


Karen McIntyre, Secretary


Jerry Palmer, Treasurer & Finance
Sub-Committee Chairperson


Dr. Edward Poku, Chaplain & Ministry
Sub-Committee Chairperson


Dr. Gwendolyn Chinn, Personnel
Committee Chairperson


Wilhelmina Jenkins


Daisey Johnson


Margaret Plummer


Shelia Reed


Raylonzo Woods


Edna Zuraw

WHO WE ARE…

Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF) is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, disciple them in the Word of God and establish them in a Bible-believing church for Christian living.

The Greater Baltimore Chapter (GBC) was the first chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship® of Maryland. Currently, we are the largest chapter embracing elementary school children in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Trained volunteers in excess of 400 are reaching 1100 children weekly in after-school Good News Clubs (GNC).

WHAT WE DO…

Bible-Based Curriculum
Designed curriculum by our 83 year old Child Evangelism Fellowship international organization is presented in ongoing educational workshops. Our GNC leaders absorb the gospel message into their hearts and make the Bible come alive! Bible lessons with repetitive messages are shared in scripture memory, Christian songs and games. The curriculum is carefully designed to address the children’s learning style with a clear Bible message.

Bible-Based Church Partnerships
The Greater Baltimore Chapter’s goal is to increase our partnerships with Bible believing churches to sponsor one or more of the 335 elementary schools in Baltimore City and County. The Chapter’s ministry is growing and we have a strategic plan in place for continued development.

The children and families that are represented in the numbers reached is phenomenal but we are challenged to reach more children! What a difference we can make if children and youth come to know Christ as their Savior!  As such, Baltimore would be a changed city!

AN APPEAL…

Our local board is progressive and goal-oriented while overseeing the ministry in the Greater Baltimore area. More board members are needed. Do you have skills to manage a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization? We need Christians with skills in promotion and marketing, personnel management, administration, website management, grant-writing, and fundraising. Other skills are also sought after that can assist with building God’s Kingdom among children, youth, and their families.
We can reach hundreds of children in the 2020-2021 school year. Your volunteer participation will help us to expand our territories. Join our effort to get the Bible and prayer back into Baltimore schools through our after-school Good News Club program! Please email H. Marie Dunsen-Dawson, Director at cefbaltimore@gmail.com or call (410) 944-6435 to discuss how God is speaking to you to become involved. Your support to the children is eternal. There are many volunteer opportunities available!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Child Evangelism Fellowship firmly believes that one of the main tasks of the Church today is to take the good news of salvation to “every creature” (Mark 16:15). Down through the centuries, the emphasis in many churches has been placed on youth and adults. However, the children have been desperately neglected.

WE BELIEVE that the Bible does not teach a theology of childhood which is separate from, and different than, a theology of adulthood. Instead, the Bible gives a theology of man which includes both children and adults. While there are many differences between the child and the adult physically, psychologically, socially and, in some ways, spiritually, their condition before God is the same.
WE BELIEVE that Christians should take children’s ministry seriously, not merely as entertainment but seizing every opportunity to instill God’s Word in tender hearts while they are young.

WE BELIEVE even young children can make a solid decision to trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior when properly instructed. Contrary to secular theories of child development and philosophies which have even infiltrated into some Christian education circles, we believe the grace of God through the ministry of the Holy Spirit can be extended to boys and girls. The lives of thousands of godly Christians who were saved at a young age confirm this is true.

WE BELIEVE that ministry to children is crucial for world evangelization. One-third of the world’s population is younger than 15 years of age. World Vision estimates that more than 80 percent of the world’s young people, totaling 1.4 billion, are growing up in non-Christian homes. If we are to evangelize the world, we must evangelize its children. Jesus said, “It is not the will of your Father…that one of these little ones should perish” (Matt. 18:14) and we believe Christians everywhere should know how to simply lead children to Christ.

WE BELIEVE in the process of multiplication (2 Tim. 2:2). Our desire is to recruit faithful, capable men and women for ministry with CEF and to equip them with leadership skills necessary to train other adults and young people who will teach children in North America and around the world. However, children’s workers and leaders will also be multiplied as they serve the Lord under the auspices of their local church or another mission agency.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

Child Evangelism Fellowship®
WE BELIEVE –

That “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” by which we understand the whole book called THE BIBLE; that it is inerrant in the original writing and that its teaching and authority are absolute, supreme and final. That the Holy Spirit guided the holy men of old in all that they wrote. 2 Timothy 3:16; Deuteronomy 4:2; 2 Peter 1:21

The Godhead eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes and perfection. Romans 1:20; Matthew 28:19; Deuteronomy 4:35; John 17:5

In the personality and Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, truly God and truly man. John 1:1, 14; 10:30; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:30, 31; Philippians 2:5-7; 1 Timothy 3:16; Colossians 1:19

In the personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit, the source and power of all acceptable worship and service, the infallible interpreter of the infallible Word, who indwells every true believer, and is ever present to testify of Christ, seeking to occupy us with Him and not with ourselves or our experiences. John 15:26; Acts 5:3-4; 1:8; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:13; John 16:13-14

That man was created in the image of God, after His likeness, as stated in the Word of God, but the whole human race fell in the fall of the first Adam. Not only was his moral nature grievously injured by the fall but he totally lost all spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and subject to the power of the devil. “The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then, they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:7,8). Therefore, he cannot see nor enter the kingdom of God until he is born again by the Holy Spirit. That no degree of reformation however great, no attainment in morality however high, no culture however attractive, no humanitarian and philanthropic schemes and societies however useful, no baptism or other ordinance however administered, can help the sinner to take even one step toward Heaven; but a new nature imparted from above, a new life implanted by the Holy Spirit through the Word is absolutely essential to salvation. Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3; John 3:3, 6, 7; Titus 3:5

That Jesus Christ became the sinner’s substitute before God, and died as a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. That He was made a curse for the sinner, dying for his sins according to the Scriptures; that no repentance, no feeling, no faith, no good resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations of any church can add in the very least to the value of the precious blood or to the merit of that finished work wrought for us by Him, who tasted death for every man. 1 John 2:2; Hebrews 2:9; Galatians 3:13; Romans 3:25; 4:45; 5:8; Colossians 1:13-14, 20-21

In the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ; that His body was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that He ascended into Heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God as the believer’s high priest and advocate. Luke 24:39; Acts 1:10-11; Ephesians 4:10; Hebrews 1:3; 1 John 2:1

That Christ in the fullness of the blessings He has secured by His death and resurrection is received by faith alone and that the moment we trust in Him as our Savior we pass out of death into everlasting life, justified from all things, accepted before the Father according to the measure of His acceptance, loved as He is loved and made one with Him. At the time of acceptance of Christ as Savior, He comes to dwell within the believer and to live out His life of holiness and power through him. Hebrews 9:15; John 5:24; Romans 3:28; 4:3,23-25; Ephesians 1:3; John 17:23; Galatians 2:20; 4:6-7; 5:16; Acts 1:8

That the Church is composed of all those who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. It is the body and bride of Christ. That every believer, whether Jew or Gentile, is baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and having thus become members of one another we are responsible to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above all sectarian prejudices and denominational bigotry and loving one another with a pure heart fervently. Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 12:22-27; 1:10-13; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:3-6; 5:32; Philippians 2:1-5; Galatians 5:13-15

That all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices, and should abstain from such amusements and habits as will cause others to stumble, or bring reproach upon the cross of Christ. Believers are created in Christ Jesus unto good works. “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). 1 John 2:15-16; Romans 13:14; 14:13; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 2:10
In the evangelization of the world, that the supreme mission of the people of God in this age is to preach the Gospel to every creature. That special emphasis should be placed upon the evangelization of children. Mark 16:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Matthew 18:14

In the personal return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, that the coming again of Jesus Christ is the “blessed hope” set before us, for which we should be constantly looking. “Our citizenship is in Heaven from whence we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20). Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; John 14:1-3; Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20-21

That the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence, and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when soul and body reunited shall be with Him forever in glory. Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Luke 16:22,25 Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

That the souls of the lost remain after death in misery until the final judgment of the great white throne, when soul and body reunited at the resurrection shall be cast “into the lake of fire” which is “the second death,” to be “punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power” (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9). Luke 16:22-23,27-28; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:5,11-15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9

In the reality and personality of Satan, “that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world” (Revelation 12:9). Ephesians 6:11-12; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10


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PRIVACY POLICIES

This policy statement is inclusive of all CEF internet sites except for Wonderzone, our children’s web site. Our policies concerning Wonderzone are published separately and can be found online at http://www.wonderzone.com/content/parent_links

How CEF Uses the Information

CEF uses contact information to communicate with you. We use payment information to complete a purchase, subscription or contribution transaction. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any other purpose. Credit card numbers are only kept in our files until the transaction is completed. We use shipping information to deliver resources. Promotional information is used to help us prioritize our promotional efforts and to ensure that we respond to your areas of interest. Surveys are completely voluntary and users therefore do not need to disclose information. Survey information is used to improve our ministry and our sites.

Correspondence information is used to accept recommendations, answer questions and facilitate future correspondence as requested. Biographical information is used among missionaries for networking, and among community members for informed donation giving and prayer sponsorship decisions. Information published by our affiliate chapters is used to promote their local ministries and communicate with their prayer and financial supporters.


We use log files to track trends and improve the user experience. This data is not linked to personally identifiable information. We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law, or protect the rights, property, or safety of CEF, our users, or others. For the protection of our missionaries on the summermissions.com web site, we require that all participants of the summer missions community log in, and we record their login and IP address with every posting they make.


CEF never sells, rents, leases, or exchanges any information obtained online with other organizations with the single exception of Teach Kids magazine, CEF former (now discontinued) bimonthly printed magazine for children’s workers, which shares its subscriber list with other selected organizations from time to time. CEF never discloses the identity of its donors to others. While CEF contracts with printing, credit card verification, marketing, auditing, address correction, and other like firms to help us in our work, use of the information is limited to the internal purposes of CEF.

Limitation of Liability

Child Evangelism Fellowship will not be liable for any damages or injury that accompany or result from your use of any of its sites. These include, but are not limited to, damages or injury caused by any:
* Use of or any inability to use the sites
* Use of or inability to use any site to which you hyperlink from our sites
* Failure of our sites to perform in the manner you expected or desired
* Error or omission our sites
* Interruption of availability of our sites
* Defect our sites
* Delay in operation or transmission of our sites
* Computer virus or line failure
We are not liable even if we’ve been negligent or if our authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages or both.

Links
Our Web sites may contain links to other sites. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our sites. Please be aware that Child Evangelism Fellowship is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes
We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our privacy related Web pages so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Children Under 13

Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email address, phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We encourage you to become involved with your children’s online experience and to share your interest in our sites with them. Please refer to our Wonderzone privacy policy for more information.

Information CEF Collects

On CEF web sites you can provide contact information for ministry-related purposes, to order resources, or to make ministry contributions. Here are the types of personal information that we collect:
We accept information from our affiliate chapters that wish to publish it to the world through our sites and we allow people to post messages and biographical information at our summermissions.com site.

How We Protect What We Know About You

CEF is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. CEF uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Credit card information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, then de-encrypted at our server. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted CEF staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drives containing information about the user. Cookies allow us to keep track of your user name and password so you don’t have to re-enter that information each time you visit one of our sites. Most browsers contain information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you don’t accept cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of various features on our sites that are available to other visitors.specially trained in processing this information.