Lionheart Holiday Clubs with OM UK's Kids 'n' Things Team

A Lionheart holiday club is a five-day event for children, held in a church. Each day there is a fast moving, entertaining two-hour programme, designed for children to enjoy themselves as they learn the truth about God and about themselves. OM’s Kids ‘n’ Things children’s ministry team works in partnership with the church members to run the club. A Lionheart holiday club can be a useful event to bring in children from the community who do not usually attend church. Our aim is then 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. A Lionheart club is suitable for all primary school age children (4-11 years old). Some churches run a family service at the end of the week, which the children and their families are invited to.

Dates

22 July 2023 – 14 August 2023

Cost

AUD 1216.00

Application Deadline

11 May 2023
Note: PRICE IS APPROXIMATE AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO EXCHANGE RATES. Prices do not include flights, visa, insurance or any vaccinations required.

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Singles

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Marrieds

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No Families

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Come and join OM UK's Kids 'n' Things team as we learn and deliver the Lionheart holiday clubs sharing the gospel with children in the UK. Each day the club begins with craft activities. We then play parachute games with the children. After this, the main up-front programme takes place. This lasts about an hour and follows the adventures of Lionheart, our main puppet character. As Lionheart goes on his adventures the children learn along with him. Each day has a spiritual theme, and all the items in the programme that day reflect different aspects of that theme. The up-front programme includes puppets, drama, mime, conjuring, action songs and so on, leading up to the bible story of the day. Each day's theme links to the next. At the end of each day the children do a "fun sheet" to help them review and respond to what they have learned.

Week 1 During your first week, you will be learning the holiday club programme, ‘Lionheart and the Ultimate Gaming Adventure’. You will learn a selection of basic skills needed to deliver the programme such as puppeteering and storytelling. The week will be busy, but by the end you will be ready to help deliver the programme. Week 2 and 3 Once the school holidays begin, we plan to spend two weeks running holiday clubs Monday to Friday with two different churches in different areas of the UK. You will also participate in family services on Sundays with some of these churches. 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

You will be a member of a small international team of up to 5 people. Experience of working with children, especially in a church context, would be useful but not essential. The main requirements are the ability to relate to children and a desire to help them discover God. You do not need to have used puppets before – training will be given – although you do need to have enough physical mobility to be able to kneel behind a puppet stage, carry some equipment and take part in lively action songs. OM UK is committed to safeguarding all those we work with, and you will be required to provide the relevant documentation during the application process.
Will there be accomodation provided?
OM has a residential training centre in the town of Halesowen, near Birmingham. You will be living there with students from some of our other training programmes. You will most likely be sharing a room, and meals are provided. Most of the churches we will be working with are within one hour’s drive of our training centre, in which case you will live at the centre and we will travel to and from the club each day. If a church is further away, they will provide accommodation.
Will there be food provided?
Meals will be provided. Please let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements (vegetarian, dairy-free, food allergies, gluten free, etc.)
Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?
You need to travel to and from Birmingham in the UK. The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport (BHX).
What should my health condition be like?
Participants should be in average good health and have enough physical mobility to be able to kneel behind a puppet stage, carry some equipment and take part in lively action songs. Each participant is responsible to obtain appropriate emergency health and medical insurance.
Do I need a visa?

Please check www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Interested?

Impact Ireland is all about sharing the Gospel with people who do not know Jesus, confident that the Gospel will make an impact in their lives. We want to: - introduce Irish people to Jesus by sharing the Gospel message widely and creatively - inspire Irish believers to live for Christ - encourage and support Irish churches in evangelism - help participants grow in their love for God and their confidence in sharing the Gospel
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