*Go Training is a pilot program of CEF of North Dakota with the permission of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc.

Have you ever wanted to make a difference, impact someone’s life forever, and have a lot of fun while doing it?

If you have, then serving as a CEF summer missionary is perfect for you!

As a summer missionary, you’ll share the Good News of Jesus with kids right here in North Dakota.

You’ll start your summer with training. During the training, you’ll learn how to share the Gospel, how to teach Bible Lessons and Scripture memory verses, and how to lead songs and games for kids.

Then, over the rest of the summer, you’ll use what you’ve learned to  teach kids about God through backyard Bible clubs (called Go Clubs) and other children’s ministries.

Fast facts:

Ages: For students, ages 13-19

Training dates:  2023 Go Training will have 3 phases. 

Phase 1: Pre-Training
Held Locally – specific locations to be announced

  • SE Chapter – May 13
  • NW/Williston Basin Chapters – Sat, April 29 (Minot)
  • NE, SE, Fargo-Moorhead Chapters – contact your local staff

Phase 2: Training Camp
Held at Cooperstown Bible Camp
For all students across the state
June 4-10
Check in: Sunday, June 4, 4:00-5:00pm
Check out: Saturday, June 10, 11am

Phase 3: Local Training
Held locally – more details to be announced

  • NE Chapter: June 11 in Grand Forks
  • NW: Sunday, June 11, Minot, 9:15am-4:00pm
  • WB: Sunday, June 11, Williston (morning to mid-afternoon, times TBA)
  • SE Chapter: June 14-15 in Kulm
  • SW Chapter: June 11 in Bismarck
  • Fargo-Moorhead: Contact Doug

Application Deadlines: 

Note: Applications are now closed for the 2023 season.
Leadership Track*: March 30
All other students: April 15
*Leadership Track is for returning students who have completed at least one year of Bible Lesson Track

Fargo-Moorhead Chapter students, apply here.
Students from all other chapters, apply here.

Registration Fee:  $300
A $30 non-refundable deposit is due with your application.
The balance is due when you arrive for Phase Two – Training Camp.
Visit with your local staff about scholarship opportunities! 


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