Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Our children's ministry at Faith Baptist Church in Kent is rolling out VBS on July 13-16 from 6-9 pm called, "Mega Sports Camp--undefeated," and I've agreed to serve as a leader.
Why? I love our kids and I love Jesus. I want to invite other men in our church to participate. Serving in our local church is part of Christian living. If you are in our church, contact Cindy Figaro.
Why serve in our VBS? What is my motive? 2 Timothy 2:2 is a really critical model for the PFC Kingdom work and literally everything else. Ministry should be founded and solid in our local church. Paul wrote: "and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." (ESV)
I know by experience our children, particularly our boys, need to have solid relationships with men they really know who love Jesus and aren't afraid to live it and talk about it with them. Our three boys are young men, now--22, 19, and 17. My boys greatly benefited from children's ministry relationships. Our kids aren't in this program but other sons and daughters are.
Our youth are bombarded with worldly influences every day. We MUST NOT passively surrender them to the world. That would be irresponsible from a kingdom, biblical perspective. We are to use this Mega Sports Camp to encourage our kids to deal with the obstacles of life with God’s help and guidance so they can live life undefeated. That's the theme for this camp.
For families outside our church or who don't attend at all, or who are very active in our local church, Faith Baptist continues to be a loving, safe place to come and experience Jesus through every adult and youth worker and certainly the other kids.