Church Based After School Programs: CENTER FORMATS

What is the format of your center?

  • How many days a week are you open?
  • How many hours are you open on each of those days?
  • What do you do in those hours?

To have an effective Christian after school program you must know what you want the end result to be.  You must take the time to brainstorm what you want a six-year-old today to look like when he is 40.  We have our trainees consider this at the beginning of training.

Only when you know who you want a kid to be when he is 40 can you know what he will need today to become that person.

After School Program Formats    There are several samples in the PDF to help you as you think through what the kids need.

Below is a BEGINNING LIST of who I would want a kid to be at 40. If you haven’t done so already begin to work on such a list for yourself.

Spiritual

Is a fully committed follower of the Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Is rooted in the Word of God
Is known as a prayer warrior
Actively involved in a Bible teaching church
Has a Biblical worldview
Fruit of the Spirit evidenced in his life
Is actively living out Matthew 28:19-20

Emotional

God confidence
Knows how to identify and express emotions in healthy ways
Joy and peace
Perseverance

Mental

Has critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Discernment
Still learning – inquisitive
A lover of books

Social

Healthy relationships
Solid peer group of believers
Friendships with non-believers
Known as an individual who can be trusted
Respects authority
Leadership skills
Interpersonal and communication skills
Treats those with whom he disagrees with respect without compromise
A Biblical compassion for those in need

Physical

Treats the body as the temple of God
Makes good choices to keep body healthy – knows what those choices should be
Good hygiene

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  1. Pingback: Christian After School Programs – Getting Started | KidTrek – After School Programs

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