LCC Kids Serve Day & Game Night
by Vinnie Emery, Children's Pastor at LowCountry Community Church
Just like the other ministries at LCC, LCC Kids is continually striving to be relentless in the different endeavors that we take up as we partner with parents and build meaningful relationships with kids. We organize two or three different avenues a year where we give parents an opportunity to do ministry with their kids or allow kids to have some fun with their Sunday morning Life Group leaders. This spring we hosted two events to meet that goal.
The first was our LCC Kids Family Serve Day on Saturday, February 18th. Parents and their kids came to LCC and spent a morning serving two of our LCC ministry partners. First, parents and kids packed materials for Cru Military to share with those in the military in need of a helping hand spiritually. Second, the parent and kids, along with their life group leaders, constructed salvation bracelets for Hope Ministry. These bracelets will be taken to communities in Africa to be distributed to children as they attend educational opportunities run by the Hope Ministry volunteers.
We also hosted our Spring Life Group Game Night this past Friday, April 21st. Over 120 kids showed up to play five minute-to-win-it games, share ice cream, and get a little wet with some fun outdoor games. But most importantly, kids and their life group leaders got to spend some fun time together bonding and getting to know each other better.
We know that it is vital that we be relentless in helping parents find ways to do ministry with their kids. Parents want to do more and help build their child’s faith; we just need to give them the avenues to do so. We also know that it is important that we widen the circle of voices that a child hears concerning God and His role in their lives. By hosting events like the game night, we allow kids to build a bond with their life group leader and then use that connection to have more meaningful conversations about faith on Sunday mornings.