Baptist After School Program Meets Critical Need
December 9, 2016
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Highland Baptist Church hosts 40 1st through 5th grade students from Dean Highland Elementary School in order to provide play time, tutoring, homework help, and a Bible story. The program is called “WiN” which stands for “Wisdom and iNstruction from the Lord” and provides critical care for students while their parents finish work.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
An after school program meets an urgent need in a community while also giving children an opportunity to learn from the Bible.
- Volunteers First: A program like this needs a strong leader who can resource and train volunteers in order to provide the children with the support they need.
- Safety Is a Priority:Background checks, building security, and volunteer training are all essential for a program like this to succeed.
- Best Practices:A program like this needs planning and support from similar groups and experienced volunteers who know the best practices.
Is there a particular need in your community that your church can meet?
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