When and where do we meet? About two months prior to Holiday Club taking place, which is the first week of the June and December school holidays, in Wesley Hall.
What time commitment is needed? Depends on how involved you would like to be. Teens wanting to be leaders need to commit to 2 hours a week for 6 weeks before the club, plus the club days and training sessions in the afternoons during the club. Other roles you could play are by being available to give a hand in making snacks for the kids, or raising funds.
Objective/Aim/Goal: Holiday Club’s purpose is to make Jesus Christ a visible, living, loving Father in the lives of the children in Heidelberg, opening our church twice a year to all the children in our town, and saying: “Come and learn about Jesus in a fun and loving environment.”
What we do: Holiday club is run by a group of adult volunteers and the teens of our church. We begin each club’s preparations about 6 weeks before the club begins. Meetings are held to decide on what the theme, songs and basic programmes will be for the upcoming club. Holiday Club runs for one week for our visiting children, but for the leaders there is a little more hard work involved. Leaders spend quite a lot of time in training and preparation for the event, painting, learning songs with the actions, preparing lessons from material provided, and basically having loads of fun getting to know each other. The programmes run from 8am – 1pm from the Monday to the Friday for the kids. Leader’s hours are a little different, from 7:30am-3pm daily. Each day the kids arrive for a day of planned events, where they play, sing, learn about Jesus and His love, and are given a snack and juice to keep up that energy. By dedication day on our first Holiday Club, 21 young children said the sinner’s prayer, and had given their hearts to Jesus. Praise and Glory to God.