I have been volunteering with this group for about a year. It is great way to get kids involved in with Christ. My husband and I really enjoy the curriculum. It can be applied to a range of ages. SO we are not talking over the younger kids or below the older. It has been a very rewarding year of volunteer work.
1st Class! If you have an interest in reaching your community, Crossroads Kids Club is it! Every church should be involved in our public schools and Crossroads equips you to do just that. Last Monday we had 90 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders in our club learning about what it really means to follow Jesus. It is awesome!
Our church, Faith Community UCC ofBensenville, wanted to reach out in support to the families of Bensenville but were having trouble engaging them. We heard of CKC, worked with Matt Armatrong, and were excited to start a club. Now we are meeting with 3rd - 5th graders weekly and experiencing God's joy through our relationships. What an answer to our prayers!
Rev Catherine Balk
Our new Crossroads for kids club began 3 weeks ago. As a volunteer I was offered training, which I did participate in. Our club is very well supported with materials to use and ideas for each weekly session. We are spreading the good words of Jesus Christ to all who want to hear and learn. This is a wonderful opportunity for elementary school students to learn about the love of God after school, but in school. I am thrilled to be able to be a part of this noble endeavor. The students are relaxed and happy and ready to discuss their daily lives and how they can live as Christians, which can only make their lives and community better.
Crossroads is an answer to prayer. Our church was looking for a way to impact our immediate neighborhood with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Crossroads has provided us with the scaffolding to do weekly after school Bible clubs in the public school right down the street from us. Crossroads provides the training, curriculum, support, and covers the majority of the expenses. This is a win/win for us, and is helping us fulfill our part of the Great Commission.
Pastor Larry Sauter, New Life Covenant, Elgin
Highland Crossroads Club Coordinator
My husband and I just moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where he is pastoring a church that meets in a hotel owned by Wayside Christian Mission. One of the ministries it provides is to house families who need a home or are recovering from an addiction. Those families have children. It is those children we seek to serve on a Tuesday evening through Crossroads Kid's Club. These kids celebrate when they are about to move into a "real home", while others have been there for a year or more. For an adult, this would be hard. For a child, it's a burden that is more than they can handle. When the kids come in the chapel area to join us, they are excited that people have come to be with them. They listen to the a Bible stories, and as a question pops up, their little personalities start to ooze out! The child who introduced himself two weeks before as "I'm mad and my brothers are people I just want to hit," was this week the child asking,"Who is God? Where did He come from?"
Thank you to Crossroads for the truth so easily spoken to "the little ones" and to us!
This is my first year volunteering to serve Christ thru Crossroads Kids Club at Parkwood Elementary School in Hanover Park, IL and I am amazed at the quality of training and attention to details that CKC is providing. I attended a Team Leaders Training on Aug 27 and their 2015 Fall Conference on Aug 28 and received excellent tools, support, and training to equip us to deliver the Gospel to kids in a fun and educational manner. Can't wait to get started reaching kids with Christ in their public school this 2015-16 school year.
This is now my third year heading up a Kids Club. This is such a phenomenal opportunity for us to reach out into our local school and to share the good news of Jesus Christ at the same time. Every church should look into a partnership like Crossroads.
I have been involved in CKC for about 7 years and have always loved the training, support and insight they provide to us when working with our club. The tools and resources are excellent, the staff team is very involved and helpful and the experience is awesome. Each school year, one of the highlights of my week every week is seeing the kids at my club and getting to be a part of their lives. Sometimes it feels like a big time commitment, but it always proves to be SO WORTH IT. If you're considering starting a club or volunteering with your church, just do it. The kids will give you so much more than you ever give them.