Kids Club 2019
Love God, Love Your Neighbor
We kicked off another Kids Club with over 60 kids in attendance. Kids Club is the 'original' and longest running Banyan program and a favorite of kids and staff. From January through May, Thursday nights are bustling with activities at Banyan.
The theme for this year is “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
Kids Club teaches youth about Jesus through stories, worship, artistic expression, and prayer in small groups. A goal of the program since its beginning has been that each child in attendance has a caring adult praying with them each week. In this way, youth form trust-based relationships with adults who care for them. A more recent impact of the program has come as youth at Banyan make the transition from being served to serving. Kids Club is often the first volunteer opportunity for many of Banyan’s high school youth: youth begin by finding a mentor and eventually become a mentor to those younger than themselves. The model has come full circle!