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What is CEF?

CEF (Christians Engaged in Faith Formation) is an ecumenical association who have responsibility for Christian education or faith, in any of its diverse forms, in and beyond the local church.  CEF was formed 50 years ago by Christian Educators in the United Methodist Church, and, while still closely tied with the UMC, CEF invites and accepts all as we grow and learn together.


To offer the support, resources, and collaboration necessary to leaders in Christian Education in order to facilitate the creation and sustainability of effective ministry.




  • Attention to God’s Movement in the world
  • Christian discipleship as a way of life 
  • Accessible, affordable, relevant peer learning
  • Supportive relationships in ministry


Leaders connected to one another and to God, energized for the work of faith formation, and guided by Acts 2:42:

 "The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers." [CEB]

To view the Iowa CEF Bylaws, please click HERE!