Local Service Opportunity
Thursdays June 4 – July 30, 11am – 4:30pm
For the second year we have the privilege to partner with an organization called Kids of Growth in the Westside neighborhood in Chattanooga. Kids of Growth is a summer camp that meets once a week (on Thursdays) for children ages 5 – 10. On any given week you could expect to find us singing, dancing, acting, painting, gardening, playing sports & learning about Jesus with the children.
It is a unique opportunity for us to experience ministering and serving a community that’s so close to our own home but still one that we aren’t familiar with. We often see “missions” as traveling the world. However, we have the opportunity for mission in our own city.
This is an opportunity to help us understand poverty of Spirit in the Westside and in ourselves. We often go to “serve”, to give of ourselves, thinking we have something big we can do for God. But it is in serving the least of these that we recognize the unfaithfulness, pride, jealousy, bitterness, and hardness of our own heart. It is in serving, that the Lord ministers to us – He softens us, humbles us, and grows us. As we try and minister to others, we end up growing closer to God and understanding Him more.
If you are interested in participating in this opportunity you must sign up before hand. We will have a training session for everyone interested in attending on Tuesday, May 26 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Youth Café. Please mark your calendar!
Forms: There are several forms that need to be completed and turned into Camille before you are allowed to participate:
- SM2 Permission Form
- Kids of Growth Safe Sanctuaries, Policies & Procedures
- Kids of Growth Volunteer Waiver
Question: Do I have to be available to attend all the weeks in order to participate?
Answer: No, you do not have to attend all the weeks in order to participate. You can sign up specifically for the weeks you would like to join us. (that might be every week or it might be one week)
Question: What if I’m not available for the training date?
Answer: We’d really appreciate it if you could make it a priority to be there but if you can’t then you need to let Camille know ahead of time and we will reschedule your training.
Question: What if I don’t have all my paper work turned in before we leave for Kids of Growth?
Answer: Then you won’t be able to go.
If you have any additional questions or would like to talk about it further please contact Camille (or call 423.886.2190).