Wednesdays from 6:30PM to 7:40PM
What is CKC?
Calvary Kids Club (CKC) is a Bible-based, hands-on, fun-time, learning experience for the children, (although you will find that the leaders and the parents have just as much fun with this program).
It’s hard being a kid today. Jesus Christ is the only one who can help them with temptations and difficulties that they are going to face - especially when they become teenagers. The goal of CKC is to help them to know Jesus in a very real way, to teach them how important it is for them to be reading the Bible, praying, and giving for God daily!
What are the purposes and benefits of CKC?
The number one benefit is having the privilege of sharing Jesus Christ with our young children.
The CKC books are designed to bring the Gospel to each child, and then give him/her an opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The books then give direction on how to be Jesus’s disciple.
The second advantage of this program is that it is a great outreach tool. We have a number of kids who bring their parents to church just so they can attend CKC. The program is set up for parent participation. As the parents help their child, they in turn are getting the Gospel. God is awesome in how He works!
What is the cost of CKC?
We desire that every child be able to attend CKC free of charge.
We do hold various fund raising activities throughout the year to help offset some of the costs for materials. If you are interested in supporting CKC, you can make a tax deductible donation through Calvary Chapel Okinawa with a note that the donation is for “CKC”.
How does CKC work?
Each child will have a series of grade appropriate books that he/she will be going through at their own pace. As they go through the books they will be both memorizing verses and learning how to apply these verses in their lives. Each CKC book builds on the other. As the children go through the various books they will earn buttons that they will display on their Kids Club Sashes. They also have the opportunity to earn certificates. The buttons, awards, and certificates will remind the children of their growth in the Lord.
On the first day of CKC, each child will receive a detailed schedule of Bible teaching lessons and an activity calendar.
CKC is held on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:40pm between September 6, 2017 and June 13, 2018.
The children will be split into age groups. Each age group has a name and a verse. In one of their books they will memorize the verse and learn what it means. The age groups and verses are:
Sheep — Kindergarden-1st Grade
Shepherds — 2nd-3rd Grade
Servants — 4th-5th Grade
There are four activities that the children will attend each night at CKC:
“I will declare your name to my brethren;
in the midst of the assembly I will praise You.” Psalm 22:22
Sheep through Servants meet in one room for the Assembly. During Assembly children will:
Begin the night with prayer
“Your Word I have hidden in my heart,
that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11
Teaching is our Bible teaching time. The same lesson is taught to each group, but geared to the level of the children in each group.
Each lesson will include a memory verse.
“And also if anyone competes in athletics,
he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.” 2 Timothy 2:5
Fun! Fun! Fun! Games are geared toward the ages of each group. Depending on the weather, we will either be outside or in a classroom. Please ensure children are wearing appropriate play clothes and shoes.
“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29
During Homeroom each child will meet with a CKC leader who will monitor their progress through the CKC book they are working on. They will also complete an activity sheet related to the night’s Bible lesson.
In Homeroom, children will also receive points for participation and accomplishments. These are a part of the rewards that we use to help motivate and encourage each child to take an active role in the CKC program.
A CKC Sash is awarded to each child upon completion of the 1st CKC Workbook.
Buttons are awarded for subsequent CKC workbook completions.
Points are given to the children each night for accomplishing different tasks. Points are used twice a year for our very own CKC Store Night.