“SuperKids” Brings the Good News of Jesus to Young People
In addition to its many publishing programs, Scripture Union (which has local offices in Valley Forge) has initiated programs to bring the good news of Jesus to youngsters through active, fun programs. They are strengthening their ministry to children because childhood is the best time to begin a lifetime relationship with God. Recent studies by the Barna Group found that the pre-teen years are the most vital in developing faith and sustaining it over a lifetime. They hope their programs will reach kids early, allowing them to grow up in faith and make their own impact.
SuperKids’ Mission is a children’s outreach ministry in a wide variety of settings, including public beaches, city parks and playgrounds, camps, or any other location where children gather. SuperKids is an anywhere-anytime program. In the mid-Atlantic region, SuperKids at Fenwick Island Delaware is hosted by an aging congregation at St. Matthews by the Sea United Methodist Church. The members are truly enthusiastic about outreach to their surrounding community but feel that they are not up to chasing the children around! Each year they invite and support a team of young people to offer the SuperKids program to children on the beach. This year, the number of children was double that of the previous year!! The team was able to reach more than 70 children with the Good News of Jesus. People of all ages work together to further God’s kingdom and impact young lives for eternity.
PrimeTime is a faith-based after school program jointly developed by Scripture Union and The Salvation Army. Aimed at children 6-12 years old, it can be easily adapted to children as young as kindergarten age. The uniqueness of this children’s Bible teaching program is that it has been carefully written for reaching children who are not familiar with the Bible.
Learn more about Scripture Union and its publications and programs on its website.
- Please pray for the regional Scripture Union efforts and celebrate with them the success of their SuperKids programs this summer.
- Pray, too, for the new Philadelphia coordinator Judy Gaskin as she learns about the local programs to provide even better coordination.
- Pray for regional director Lisa Mendez as she works to start new PrimeTime after-school programs this fall.
- Pray especially for the first SuperKids Outreach in Silver Spring Maryland the last week of August.