It is so important to reach children with the Gospel – the earlier the better! Those that work with children will say that character, habits, etc. are already determined at the age of 5! So, we feel that it is important to share Christ with children & youth wherever (and as soon as) possible.
We run various ministries geared for children (ages 5 to 12) out of our Family Life Centre in Winnipeg’s North End. Here is an overview of what they are:
We run these clubs twice a week. They are, as follows –
Tuesday – for children attending Kindergarten through to Grade 3
Thursday – for children in Grades 4 to 6
These 2 clubs start after school, at 4:30, and run until 6:00. They include things like snacks, games, crafts, prizes, memorization of Bible verses, and, of course, Bible stories and teaching. They take place at the Family Life Centre.
As well, we offer an after-school ‘Drop-In’ time for an hour each weekday (Monday to Friday) from 3:30 to 4:30. This is for children who aged 5 to 12. Snacks are provided, games are played, and Bible verses are memorized.
Camp Sponsorship Program
Finally, a camp sponsorship program is run out of the Family Life Centre. A generous gift from a Winnipeg businessman allows us to help 1500 children to attend a week of camp at various Bible camps within a 2-hour radius of Winnipeg. These children come from Winnipeg homes where the ‘luxury’ of a week at camp is beyond the family’s financial means. More details on this can be found by clicking here.
We are greatly encouraged by the number of children that come to know Jesus Christ as their Saviour through the ministries of the Family Life Centre.