Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Backyard Bible Clubs become Kids Clubs

And we had about 80 kids and about 30 adults participating in the various Bible studies at our site alone.  I think total for all of the different sites was about 300 kids and 90 adults.
What are Kids Clubs you ask?  I’m glad you did.

Okay, stopping to take a break and take a quick bath before heading to the Urgent Care, I think I have Strep, and the doctor isn’t open on Sunday, this is what happens when you do way too much stuff all in one week.


Well, it’s a day later.  I didn’t test positive for strep, but I’m being treated like I have it.  After a while it gets old seeing the doctor sigh, and have to think of a new way to treat me since I can’t take penicillin.   So, I spent most of yesterday comatose, with Jeff keeping the kids out of my hair as much as possible.

So, Kid’s Clubs.  What we do is we take a group of teenagers, and they get trained for a week in another city.  Back when I was in the youth group we went up to Waco, and trained for a week in inner city Waco, and had 3 minutes for showers, and we couldn’t flush the toilet while someone was taking a shower, or there would be very bad results.  But, now they get posh digs, like church sanctuaries to sleep in.  Spoiled I say.


So, after their week of training, learning how to present the gospel, how to tell the story, games to play and the like.  They come back to Austin and do clubs for a week.  We’ve changed it now so that they do two clubs in parks.  One in the morning, where we serve breakfast to the kids, and one in the evening where we serve dinner to them.


The teens teach the lessons, tell the stories, and do all of the “work.”  The adults get the boring stuff, registration, set-up, serving food, taking pictures.  Okay, taking pictures isn’t the end of the world.

I need to go check on the kids, they sound like they’re having too much fun.

Yeah…….  They had added so much bubble bath to their bath water it had turned pink.  Not a light pink, but I think it was almost a jar full.  I bet I could get another bubble bath out of that.


Part of the fun of this for me, aside from reliving memories of my teen years.  Is seeing all of the different kids interacting, and seeing the enjoyment of the kids from the neighborhood.


My kids had a blast with this.  They kept asking when it was time to go back to their kid club.  “Mommy, is it time yet?”


Not too surprisingly the most popular day was Water Day!  We get to play at a park and get wet at the same time?  SCORE!

End results:
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At our site on Friday we had 72 kids, I’d guess about 30 adults present.  I know there were at least 3 adults who came to Christ, I’d guess 10 kids who came to Christ.  Maybe 4 or 5 families who said they were going to be at our church on Sunday.

Total I think there were about 280 kids in clubs with 80 adults across four different clubs.

All in all, it was an awesome event!  And man am I tired.
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