The 2008-2009 school year is our first year to officially have Good News Clubs (GNCs) in the Denver Public School (DPS) system! However, we are experiencing a few road bumps along the way.
Sabin International School (an ECE-5 DPS school) granted us the use of their facilities for an after-school Bible club, but prohibited us from doing any sort of advertising. Well, we can't have a club unless kids come!
We prayed about the situation at our weekly staff metting. Larea Harris, our GNC coordinator for the city/county of Denver, contacted the lawyer for DPS. He reviewed the relevant case law and agreed that CEF should be allowed to advertise the club. Praise God for this answer to prayer! We are excited about building relationships with kids in DPS schools and introducing them to Jesus through the Scriptures.
Pray that churches in the city/county of Denver would partner with CEF to minister to the children of their communities by "adopting" schools and starting GNCs there.
We currently have two GNC coordinators serving on staff: Larea Harris for the city/county of Denver, and Margaret Goldberg for the NE metro area. We are looking to hire three more coordinators so that we can more effectively partner with churches in the NW, SE, and SW regions of the metro area. Please pray for these new staff.
Thanks so much! We are excited about the year of ministry ahead.