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Teaching Christian Evangelism To Children

The child evangelism movement is a Christian evangelism movement that began in 1937 by Jesse Irvin Overholtzer who founded the Christian organization Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). It focuses on the 4/14 Window which centers on evangelizing children between the ages of 4 and 14 years old. Children are targeted because they are the “most receptive, but also because they are often the most effective agents for mission” to evangelize their peer group. Groups supporting the evangelization initiative have argued that “It is crucial that mission efforts be reprioritized and re directed toward the 4/14 age group world wide”