Aly Long 2018 Summer intern
Reflections from this past summer
This summer has been a time that I will remember and cherish for a very long time. As children’s minister intern, I have learned so much about loving on kids like they are your own, having patience and perseverance, even when something is more difficult than it seems, and the importance of making Christ a priority in your life.
Over the summer, I have had the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” with children’s ministry, and help with things like the social media page, creating a stage that the kids would enjoy, and making sure all the kids feel loved and safe here at the church. I loved getting to make relationships with the kids and seeing them grow in Christ makes my heart so happy. Being able to sponsor 5 & 6 grade camp, kids’ camp (2-4 grade), and day camp (kindergarten- 1st grade) has taught me so much. I loved seeing the kids so eager to learn new things about God, and how much they enjoyed being there. I also learned that the kids really do look up to the adults and sponsors, and how important it is to make relationships and connections with each one of them. Going to camp was an amazing chance to do that, and I am so thankful for that opportunity.
I love all the different age groups I got to experience helping in, but what I really loved was being able to serve and make connections with the older kids (preteens). I could have so much fun with them, but also be completely real with them and open to any deep questions they asked. I loved hearing one of them say that she was interested in going into missions’ work, one saying she would like to be baptized, and some others realizing how important it is to reach out to others and to proclaim the good news of Christ. For the younger kids, I loved seeing how happy they were to be at camp (some for the first time ever), and how open they were to making relationships with other kids from their church. I have realized that each child can truly change the world, and they all will someday in their own special way. I am so thankful for this opportunity to be an intern. I have learned so much from it and this is something that has helped me realize more of what I want to do for God’s kingdom in the future.
Join us for rKids where children are rooted in love and grounded in truth.
Sunday Mornings: Classes 8:10-8:9:30am & 9:30-10:30am with Children's Church from 10:45-12pm
And if you have a child K-6th grade, join us for BIBLE BLAST on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8pm
Our vision is that children would grow to know God more fully, love him more deeply, and serve him more freely.
- Children grow when God’s word is taught. We believe kids are capable of learning deep truths about God, his word, and his church. You can expect in-depth Bible study, memory verse challenges, prayer, and discussion.
- Children grow in an atmosphere of joy. We laugh often, craft, play, dance, and sing.
- Children grow when they feel secure. We seek to surround our children with many caring workers, and we especially welcome parents to serve. We screen our volunteers and offer a secure check-in system.
- Children grow when the family unit is strong. We seek to minister to the whole family. We want to be an ally to you as you lead, teach, and inspire your child. Look for rKids family events throughout the year, and ask about how you can be involved in the children’s ministry.