Christian After School Ministry – What Is Your’s Like?

What type of after school ministry do you have?

What do you want?

Below are two very different types of ministries which produce very different results.

(The McDonalds vs In-N-Out has to do with quality.)

Deficit program

McDonalds

Emphasis on kid’s deficit

Provide one activity to meet a kid’s deficit:
Learning Centers
Bible Clubs
Recreation programs
Cooking/Health
Drug/Sex Education

Drop-in centers

Concentrate only on the kids

Large numbers

Fragmented involvement with kid

No set length of time to work with kid

Kids only receive

Activity oriented

Short-term success BUT no/little lasting positive impact

KidTrek

In-N-Out

Emphasis on kid’s potential

Whole-istic  (work with whole kid)
Spiritual
Emotional
Physical
Social
Mental

Kids register – attendance required

Work with entire family

Small number of kids (1 adult per 5 kids)

Purposeful
Written plan for each kid
Discipleship/Life Plans
Academic Plan

Long term commitment

Kids eventually led to give

End Result Oriented 

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