How the Maple Bible Club Began
Maple Bible Club began as a summer outreach several years ago as an alternative to a week-long VBS. We began meeting on Wednesday afternoons each week during the summer. Our time together included a snack time, music, Scripture memorization, Bible story, and a craft time. We met in the yard of one of the families.
When school started up, the kids wanted to continue meeting for Bible Club – we did through the Fall, but then the weather began to interfere with our weekly meetings. We approached the principal and asked if there were any possibility of meeting indoors in one of the classrooms. By showing the Club was student-initiated (each of the kids wrote a letter asking for the club), we began meeting in a school classroom.
Each year at the end of the school year, the kids have written thank you notes to the principal, asking to continue the club the following year, and so we have continued for the last 8 or 9 years.
Bible Club cannot run without adult helpers to facilitate activities and engage with the kids. Each “table helper” or additional volunteer is paired with a group of 6-8 students. The helpers shepherd them through the activities – snack when they arrive, large group music time, Scripture memory and Bible story, and craft time.
This is a wonderful way to be involved in the Maple community of downtown Fullerton and to do real ministry by sharing God’s love and teaching a love of Scripture to these children. It is an incredible privilege and opportunity to be at the school doing this, but we cannot continue without the support of enthusiastic volunteers.
If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please contact Judy Camp at (714) 525-3373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.