By Kirk Anderson, Director of Youth Ministries
Every year, after the end of the school year, the Student Ministry Team reviews the past. Then we look for ways to improve our ministry with the goal of being available to bring God’s love and grace to as many youths as possible.
From this review, we made a significant change with regards to our INSPIRE Middle High Wednesday Fellowship. Beginning September 14, we move from a right after school program to dinner and fellowship starting at 5:30 pm. Our goal with this change is to reach youth that can’t make it directly after school in time for our fellowship and for those youth who participate in after school programs and would have to make a choice. We have an amazing team of leaders: Capri Zimmerman, Charlene Randle, David Shaw and Andrew Hetrick.
We also recognized a need for a continued after school Wednesday option for those kids that need a place to hang out until Fellowship. So we are moving our Chess club to Wednesday after school. It’s led by two very talented leaders, Ann Graham and Gary Hart. Chess club is from 4-5:15 pm in Room 101.
We also have a study hall in Room 103 from 4-5:15 pm for kids who don’t play chess. We are very excited to try this new format and look forward to seeing God’s love continue to take hold of these students.