Assemblies of God Empowered Magazine Kingdom Initiatives - Page 13

KINGDOM INITIATIVES our own kids as well, because we firmly believe in having our kids being a part of the Great Commission. The ages of our volunteers vary, all of whom have valuable giftings and skills to share and a passion for seeing kids encounter the love of Jesus. To ensure a proper standard of conduct, we have all our volunteers vetted by the police. We have also implemented some paperwork for the volunteers as well as consents for the children which a parent or caregiver must sign, and we maintain a weekly register too. We endeavour to keep the children and volunteers as safe as possible, ensuring that face to face contact happens with parents. Each child is given a scrapbook that they can add to at the art and craft table, with fun worksheets and crafts on what they’ve been learning over the weeks. We intend to have an afternoon where the kids invite their families to come and see what they do, share their scrapbook treasures and showcase something they have learnt, such as a skit or dance. Really, the possibilities are endless! At the heart of it though, fun aside, children are finding out how much Jesus loves them and how they can love him and others, as he commands us to do. What greater joy can there be than spreading the gospel to kids whose hearts are open, to affect change in our community. If you are interested in finding out more about how JAM was set up or wanting some help with forms and applications for something similar, please email: naomi.olive@riskchurch.org.nz . I also highly recommend the A/G safety manual for kids and youth ministries that was put together by Ps Steve Batten. You can also follow JAM at www.facebook.com/JAMafterschool ISSUE #2 JULY 2016 | 13