Kids ministry can’t be limited. The opportunities for sharing the Gospel are endless. That is what Isaac Jung and the members of Berry Presbyterian know full well.
Isaac has been the Senior Minister at Berry Presbyterian for nine years, with his wife Janice, and four school-aged children. In the small, retiree, coastal town of Berry, their church receives many tourists and passers-by.
Isaac explains that, “Kids ministry is an important ministry at our church, not only for the kids but for the adults who participate in this ministry area… As well as an opportunity to reach young families in the community”.
It is sometimes difficult to see the tangible results of kids ministry in the immediate, foreseeable future. But it is a ministry that we, as God’s people, pour into to serve the next generation.
Isaac reflects, “We don’t know when we get to see the results, but it is a ministry that we need to do. Whether we are young or old, it is a ministry that Jesus commands us to do.”
Over 10% of students from the local primary school attend the fortnightly, Friday after-school Kids Club during school term at Berry Presbyterian. One of the wonderful reasons for this is because the adult helpers from the Kids Club walk to school to pick the kids up and walk them back to church! What an awesome service to the community.
Isaac shares that their Kids Club promotes safe environments, fun activities, food (very important!), opportunity for friendships to be built over Kindergarten to Year 6 and beyond as some participants become Junior Helpers… All with the priority of showing young children in the community the love of God, and the Good News of Jesus.
What a joy it is to see how Isaac Jung is helping foster fun and games with the Bible at Berry Presbyterian. Praise God!