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CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP of South Carolina, INC.

Every Child. Every County. Every Day.

aka CEF of SC   |   Columbia, SC   |  www.cef-sc.org

Mission

CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP 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 AND TO ESTABLISH (DISCIPLE) THEM IN THE LOCAL CHURCH FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING

Ruling year info

1956

State Director

Lee Stillinger

Main address

PO Box 211084

Columbia, SC 29221 USA

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EIN

57-0567186

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is estimated that less than 30% of South Carolina's children regularly attend church. Children are facing moral crisis as never before. In the past year throughout South Carolina, 35,000 children experienced domestic violence; 20,000 children were arrested for various crimes; 42 children were killed by firearms; 61,000 children were treated for drug or alcohol abuse; and 37% of SC teens experienced unplanned pregnancy. Children have not heard of their Creator God and the hope of salvation He brings to them through His Son, Jesus Christ. Our mission is to share the Good News to the children of South Carolina by supporting the local church with training, materials and opportunities to reach "the least of these" in their communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

After-School Good News Clubs

A one hour after-school program teaching the truths of God's Word in over 300 public elementary school in South Carolina. Weekly connecting with over 24,000 South Carolina children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Summer program reaching children throughout South Carolina with the message of the Gospel within five day increments at daycares, apartment complexes, community centers and anywhere children congregate.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A high school and college age missions training program designed to equip students to share their faith and prepare them for future mission leadership opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

CEF equips churches and volunteers with the training and materials to effectively reach children with the Gospel and disciple them through God's Word.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ECFA 2018

ECFA 2019

ECFA 2020

ECFA 2021

ECFA 2022

ECFA 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of training events conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Evangelism & Discipleship Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Training events conducted across the state.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

After-School Good News Clubs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of children enrolled in our largest outreach, the Good News Clubs. Other ministries not included in these statistics.

Number of teachers trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Evangelism & Discipleship Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Training for volunteers to be effective at evangelism and discipleship.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Evangelism & Discipleship Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of volunteers.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are focused on providing support to local churches with the goal of reaching every child in South Carolina with the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To accomplish this we partner with local churches to adopt a local elementary school, community centers, or even neighborhood homes where children may be reached. We provide highly effective training to cover many different volunteer service roles along with biblically sound teaching materials utilizing a variety of methods to reach every learning style. CEF continuously provides ongoing support and encouragement to the churches and volunteers while providing additional suggestions to reach the children's family as well.

We provide training, materials, resources, opportunities and on-going support to assist church leadership and parishioners. CEF's dedicated staff has undergone rigorous training to assure that our training for volunteers is of the highest excellence. All materials used focuses on the truths of God's Holy Bible, including teaching principles. CEF provides ongoing resources for the volunteers as well as the children they are reaching. From a Children's Ministry Bible (Nelson Publishing), the Children's Ministry Institute, and a variety of children's materials and more, CEF seeks to provide tools that continue to evangelize and disciples children.

Individuals, businesses and churches provide funding to enable our limited South Carolina staff to work with literally thousands of volunteers from hundreds of churches to reach in excess of 35,000 SC children per year. Staff is proficiently trained through CEF's Children's Ministry Institute with the goal of multiplying their mission through training others effective methods of child evangelism to children unreached by the local church. CEF Press provides materials which are versatile and effective. Ultimately, it is the mission of the church to reach children and families within the community. CEF's role is to support the church as a community rallies around God's heart and vision that, "not one of these little ones should perish" (Matthew 18:14).

Over the past 20 years, we have grown from 3 CEF local offices covering 15 counties in the state. Presently, we have 11 local CEF offices covering every county in South Carolina. We are currently working with nearly 500 local churches in over 350 public elementary schools in South Carolina. With these church partnerships this past year, we collectively ministered to over 22,000 children weekly and shared the Gospel message to more than 41,000 children in South Carolina. It is our prayer and hope to continue supporting the local church to reach more children who are unreached. We desire for every child to know their Creator God, giving them the opportunity and choice to know and love Him.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP of South Carolina, INC.

Board of directors
as of 04/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Templeton

The Templeton Group

Term: 2024 -

Tony Sinclair

TD Bank - Retired

Matthew Myers

Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A.

William Witherspoon

US Department Of Justice

Scott Shull

Consultant

Robert Templeton

Cornerstone Financial Management

Terry Messinger

Renfrow Brothers Inc.

Tammie King

OneDigital Health and Benefits

John Allen

Skip Stutts

Alice Liles

Ashley Lawton

Gene Matthews

George Haltiwanger

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/25/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data