Hoping to help more kids grow in their faith and understanding of God, Christ Youth Bible Club will kick off it’s seventh year at Bradie Shrum Elementary School Oct. 3.
Organizers Rita Maudlin and Kathy Dye are looking forward to getting the year going. This year’s theme will be Armor of God. According the to the group’s brochure, the idea behind this study is that God provides six pieces of armor to those who know and love Jesus. His special armor enables believers to be strong in the Lord and to boldly live out their faith even when they are young. Fear, temptation, discouragement, lies… these are all weapons our enemy, satan, uses to distract us from God’s plan. But God has equipped us to guard our hearts and our minds and to win our battles in the power of His strength.
Maudlin said there were 100 kids signed up last year in grades kindergarten through fifth and they are hoping for even more this year.
She said there are 10 shepherds leading each grade level, all are teachers and community volunteers. They meet at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning and participate in three service projects every school year. In November, they collect for Operation Christmas Child. In February, they make Valentine’s to take to the nursing homes and in April, they hold a canned food drive for the Washington County Food Bank.
“We want the kids to learn more about God and the lord’s word,” said Maudlin. “It’s just amazing we are starting our seventh year! It’s a great program. We love it and so do the children!”
When students leave the elementary school, the Bible Club continues into the middle school. That group, led by Allison Ezzell, started back Sept. 19.
Registration forms have been sent home with students who participated last year. Those who are still needing one may visit Dye’s classroom at school and pick one up.
“All children are welcome,” said Maudlin.
Parents may contact Dye at email@example.com or call 812-883-3553.