Peter Taylor Visser is our Children’s Ministry associate and a masters student at Taylor Seminary. He will be bringing our message on Sunday, December 27. I thought I would use this occasion to talk about a ministry Peter is in charge of that is having a big impact on our neighbourhood.
The ministry is Kids Club. I think of it as our Mighty Mouse ministry. I say this because, like a mouse, this ministry goes about almost undetected in the church’s life; yet God is using it in a way that is out of proportion to its apparent smallness.
Peter describes it’s unassuming character this way:
Kids Club meets on Thursday nights at the Bannerman Community Centre starting at 6:30 pm. Each evening we meet, Ed Dubbeldam, Carley Clarke, Hilary Warnock and I set up games, activities (like coloring) and Lego and hang out with the kids. During this time we get to connect with the kids and see how their week has been going. Once a month Mo, the community librarian from the Clareview Library, comes and hangs out with us. He brings laptops and iPads that the kids can play with (if they first read for 30 minutes). Line des Rosiers has also led some bully busting events at Kids Club to teach about the negative impact that bullying has.
But he goes on to describe its “mighty” impact:
Kids Club has led a lot of the kids to start coming to our GEMS Girls Club (about seven girls have become connected through Kids Club) and our Cadets Boys Club (about 4 boys have joined because of Kids Club). Most of the kids who attend Kids Club receive school supplies made available by Bethel Church.
Good things really do come in small packages. Kids Club is one of them.
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