We have created a cool, tween-friendly “Club” room just for 3rd-5th graders, where they enjoy hanging out, playing games, performing skits, and learning how to grow in their knowledge of and relationship with God. In Sunday school, older kids go “Deeper Blue” with fun activities, Bible study, and take-home challenges that encourage them to mature in their faith and grapple with tough questions. On Wednesday nights, “Club 345” meets for fun small group Bible lessons, discussion, skits, and hang time. Throughout the year, we have special events, spiritual retreats, and fellowship field trips just for this age group. We want to make sure that we keep these spiritually vulnerable kids plugged into their church community, bridging the gap between children’s and youth ministries.
We recognize that our “big” kids need more mature curriculum and engaging activities that keep them inspired as their minds and bodies are growing toward adolescence.