Kids Club 09

By any measure Kids Club 09 has been a fantastic success. The theme this week is Quest and the kids (preschool through 5th grade) are knights and ladies-in-training searching together for the one true king. Through skits, Bible stories, games, and crafts, the kids are learning that King Jesus is the only true King that is worthy of their love and devotion.

Fun Facts:
1. Almost 450 kids signed up and participated in the week long event.
2. Over 300 volunteers served on a variety of teams.
3. Over 1000 people have already RSVP’d for the Friday night finale.
4. The crafts included medieval tunics, tiaras, and medallions.
5. As a service project the kids made backpacks for children in Jamaica and food mixes to be distributed in the Douglass Park area of Columbia.

One of the best things about this week is that hundreds of people from The Crossing volunteer their time and talents to make this week a success. Some people built and painted huge, elaborate sets, some have selflessly served food, some have prayerfully prepared Bible stories, some have patiently worked registration, some have helped kids put together crafts, then there’s the music/dance team, the skit team, the tech team, the set up team, the first aid team, and more. Everyone has worked hard and been very flexible but more importantly they’ve had a great attitude.

One of the groups that makes the week special for the kids are the team leaders who stay with the same group of kids all week. These leaders make the week fun as they get to know kids, create team cheers, dress up in crazy outfits and do whatever else the kids want.

I know that all the volunteers will be worn out by the end of the week, but I hope that it’s that good kind of worn out feeling. I hope that it is the kind of worn out feeling that comes knowing that you spent your time well, you invested in kids’ spiritual lives, and you were a part of a team that served God together.

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