The holiday clubs you will help run can be useful to bring in children from the community who do not usually attend church. Our aim is to channel these children into the ongoing children’s work of the church. Although some children may become Christians during the holiday club it is often during the ongoing contact with Christians that children make a commitment. It's suitable for all primary school age children (4-11). Some churches run a family service at the end of the week, which the children and their families are invited to. Each day in the club there will be crafts, parachute games then the main up-front programme which lasts about an hour and follows the adventures of Lionheart, our main puppet character. As he goes on his adventures the children learn with him. Each day has a spiritual theme, and all the items in the programme that day reflect different aspects of the theme. The programme includes puppets, drama, mime, conjuring, action songs and so on, leading up to the bible story of the day.
During your time with us, you will spend one day a week participating in the Kids ‘n’ Things Academy, two days a week working with the team to learn and rehearse the holiday club programme, and two days a week with other children’s ministries. You will also take part in running the Lionheart holiday club at a church in Wrexham, Wales. During the holiday club itself, you will be involved in various parts of the up-front programme. You will take part in puppet songs and stories as a puppeteer and will help to demonstrate the action songs we use. There may also be opportunities to teach bible verses or bible stories if you have skills in this area. As well as the performance element, there will be plenty of time for you to help alongside church members in small group activities with children, such as making crafts and playing games. The holiday club runs in the morning, between 10am and 12pm, so generally you will have some free time in the late afternoons, and you will have a full day off on Saturday.
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