As a Pastor, I am always looking for effective ways to reach out to our children and families in our community. Crossroads Kids Club has been an answer to our prayers! This program is a great way to reach our neighborhood kids in their public school with God's love and make an eternal impact in their lives. It also gives us an opportunity to meet and connect with their families.
Sharing bible stories, crafts, game time and snacks for 1 hour and a half every week brings hope to these children's hearts because they now know that there is someone who cares enough to tell them and show them that God loves them and that He has a great plan for their lives. The most rewarding part is that I can "see" the positive changes in these children.
There is nothing more satisfying than to know that you are part of a great ministry that "helped" a child become a "better version" of who God created them to be. As a church, we are called to go into all the world and share the gospel...what better way than to start with the children in your own local public school!
Our Crossroads club in Hanover Park has third through sixth graders.
In our large group time one boy said
"Before I came to Crossroads I didn't have any friends, now I have lots of friends! Like you and you (pointing
To us). Last month he brought his brother. Kids feel secure and happy in club. They are learning to care for
others as they learn that God cares for them.
I have a grandson who attends the Crossroads Kids Club program in Bensenville, IL. He LOVES his weekly Wednesday afternoons with PC (Pastor Catherine) and the other volunteers from Faith Community UCC! This is his 2nd yr in Crossroads Kids Club. The CKC program is an awesome program that gives children good role models and mentors. These role models and mentors help to reassure and teach our children to be respectful, honest, kind, and caring to all people and the best part of all is... its Bible-based.
It is wonderful to see the progress that Crossroads Kids Club has made over the past few years.It has been a privilege to give to Crossroads and see our money used wisely and for the Lord. We get good receipts and up date as to what is happening. The kids are so precious and we are thankful for those that work with them.
Allen & Donna Bossert
Carol Stream, Ill 60188
We have been the leaders of our Crossroads Kids Club at Heritage Elementary School for over 4 years and have seen such a difference in our school! From the kids all the way to the teachers, staff and even our Principal! We have so much fun and have such great leaders this year. It is truly a highlight of my week!!
We serve at Heritage Elementary School and it has been fun partnering with the principal, staff and teachers to make Crossroads a huge success. It's so great to see our kids listening to what is taught and applying it to their lives! What a blessing for the kids and for the school but an even bigger blessing for us leaders! So grateful to be a part of Crossroads and I wish every school was able to support this so every student had the opportunity to attend!
Crossroads has been great with their communications with clear statements as to purpose and outcomes. We'll continue to partner with them.
Crossroads Kids Club has been coming to our school for several years. They make a positive impact on the students they connect with and continue to grow their influence. The staff help bridge a local church community with our school community, fostering strong, supportive relationships. We feel very fortunate to have Crossroads Kids Club at our school and are exciting about the continued growth and potential to reach more students.
They do a great job of bringing the message of Jesus into the public schools in a way that makes it easy for the kids to relate. They show them great love and bring a sense of community to the kids. A great mix of fun and learning.