Wow, has it been a busy two weeks for Children’s Ministry activities. During the week of July 11th, ACC was jam-packed with campers for our annual day camp. We had 90 sign up, 88 show up, and when we add in the preschoolers and infants, ACC had 100 kids learning about how “God is Wild About You” through the VBS Pandamania Curriculum.
Each morning, the campers rotated through different stations, each of which focused on a specific Bible Point for the day:??
- Day 1 – God Made You
- Day 2 – God Listens to You
- Day 3 – God Watches Over You
- Day 4 – God Loves You, No Matter What
- Day 5 – God Gives Good Gifts
??One of the highlights for me as a director was a text message I received from a parent: “I really enjoy the parent letters that you send home each night. (My daughter) answers me each night when I ask her the questions you provide.” It’s so nice to hear when the kids get it! The week would not have been possible without the fantastic people who helped both throughout the week and behind the scenes! Thanks to all of you!
This week, the ACC gym has been full of children participating in the Halo Hoops basketball camp. This is the 5th year that Halo Hoops has been here at ACC, led by Dave Davies and assisted by Dave Dixon. What an energetic week it has been! The children have been honing their basketball skills, while learning about the message of salvation through Christ. The gospel was presented to the children on Thursday, and of 60 children participating in the program, 25 made a decision to follow Christ! Praise God!
Our goal in children’s ministry is to equip each child with the tools and knowledge needed to lead Christ-centered lives. It is through wonderful programs such as day camp, Halo Hoops, and Upward Basketball and Cheerleading, that we are able to reach some children who may never otherwise hear about God’s love and desire for them. It is through our Sunday School and Awana program that we are able to reinforce the gospel for the children who participate in those programs. ACC’s mission is “To be a loving community where ordinary people experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ”. I am blessed to be a part of this process for children.