About Us

Our History

In 1958, George and Laura Eager became burdened to reach children for Christ. They began a ministry of presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ in the rural schools of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. This outreach has continued until today, through which over a million children and teenagers have been reached by their assembly programs. As a result of their contact with many thousands of children and young people in the rural areas, the Eagers soon realized that many of those had accepted Christ through their school ministry had little or no opportunity for continued spiritual growth. The Mailbox Club was born out of this need for “follow-up” materials.

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The Mailbox Club is a Bible correspondence club ministry. Bible lessons are sent to the student through the mail or hand delivered. The student reads the lesson, fills out the answer sheet and returns it to the “teacher.” The answer sheet is graded and returned to the student along with the next lesson.
Eventually, George and his staff wrote, not only children’s courses, but correspondence courses for teens and adults as well. One of the strengths of The Mailbox Club lessons is that they are always “field tested” by our own office as we actively use them with thousands of students around the country. Today, we have 20 courses in English for people of all ages, beginning at age four through senior citizens! Many of these courses have been translated into other languages.
We view our God-given role of producing Christ-centered Bible correspondence lessons as unique in world evangelization. Our aim is to be pleasing to the Lord pursuing excellence in developing a complete curriculum of lessons. Today, The Mailbox Club ministry literally spans the world. Approximately 20 million Mailbox Club lessons are printed and distributed each year. These lessons are going into over 90 countries worldwide. God is at work in and through The Mailbox Club! We are excited about the work, and we feel the best days are ahead for us as we lift up the Light of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ, in a very dark world.

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Students enrolled 2002-2017

Statement of Faith

We believe in… • The Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, fully inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, the supreme authority in faith and practice. • One holy, almighty God, eternally existent in three coequal Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. • The fall of man and his consequent moral depravity. • Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God and Son of Man, virgin born, Himself very God and His death on the Cross of Calvary as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. • The bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. • Salvation by grace, a free gift of God, through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. • The imminent, personal return of Jesus Christ. • The resurrection of the dead, the believer to life everlasting and the unbeliever to eternal condemnation. • The reality and personality of Satan. • The lost condition of all people, and therefore our solemn responsibility to preach the Gospel to every creature. • A practical, separated Christian walk, in an overcoming, victorious life, provided on the basis of faith in Christ’s redemptive work. • The Church, consisting of all born again believers, the Body and Bride of Christ, represented in local congregations.

Strategy

TMC recognizes that Christ’s body and strategy for fulfilling His Great Commission consists of many different parts and Ministries. Not one Calling or Gifting is the same and there’s room and need for all. Our strategy for ministry is based on Colossians 1:28 “Him we preach, warning every man (child), teaching every man (man) in all wisdom, presenting every man (child) perfect in Christ”
This we do through…
1. Key Partnerships – We strive to involve and unite as many like-minded role-players as possible to reach the millions of children with the saving message of Jesus Christ.
2. Partner support – We support our Partners with Training, Materials and Monitoring all processes.
3. Age Group Focus - We focus primarily on children in the 4-14 year age group
4. Curriculum based Programs - We market TMC’s Bible Study materials as a curriculum of 5 to 7 years.
5. Outcome based Programs - We encourage Club Leaders to facilitate Community based Activities as suggested for every Lesson Course.
6. Youth Mentoring – We identify and mentor Young Leaders to commit to a life of Ministry.
7. Prayer support – We mobilize all role-players to participate in a weekly Prayer Group for the children of African Countries.
8. Digital impact – We continuously renew materials and methods to keep abreast of the ever changing world our children live in.

Our Training

In support of our strategy of winning/reaching the boys and girls of Africa for Christ through KEY PARTNERSHIPS we are committed to train them in the best practices accumulated over 50 years in the field of Child Evangelism, Follow up and Discipleship Our Training Modules are designed to be INSPIRATIONAL, PRACTICAL and TRANSFERABLE. Through it we equip people for the different levels of involvement in a Mailbox Club Children Ministry.

Module 1 - Club Leader Training

Theme:
“Let the children come to Me and do not forbid them…” (Mark 10:14)
Purpose:
To challenge people to understand the reasons WHY EVANGELIZE CHILDREN?
To demonstrate the preparation and presentation of a Mailbox Club
To demonstrate how to lead a child to Christ
To explain the importance and procedures of Reporting on the Progress of a Mailbox Club
Duration: 3-4 hours

Module 2 - Mentor Training

Theme:
“Imitate me as I imitate Christ…” (1 Corinthians 11:1)
Purpose:
To challenge Club Leaders to understand the reasons WHY FOLLOW UP AND DISCIPLE?
To demonstrate how to multiply a Mailbox Club
To explain the need and principles of The Mentor for Ministry Program
To explain the importance and procedures of Reporting on the Progress of a Mailbox Club
Duration: 2-3 hours

Module 3 - Team Leader Training

Theme:
“And the things you have heard from me in front of many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2)
Purpose:
To challenge people to understand the reasons WHY MULTIPLY A MINISTRY?
To demonstrate how to manage a local Mailbox Club Ministry
To explain the importance of broadening your vision to grow into a national ministry
To explain the importance and procedures of Reporting on the Progress of a Mailbox Club
Duration: 2-3 hours

Our Partners

Our current partners include Evangelism Explosion, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Scripture Union, Source of Light, Compassion International, and multitudes of independend churches, schools and community-based ministries.