Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kids stepping it up at Field Day

Today TI2TS saw a major rise in volunteers, all under the age of 16! A new tool was implemented today inform of the Take It To The Street Buck. This is reward system that we are hoping to use to encourage Christ-like behavior and it was a major success. The kids were in a frenzy about these new dollars. We had a trash pick up crew and a line leader (which helped out with line organization immensely.) One of the highlights of the day was watching a line of kids that looked more like worker ants carrying field day supplies back into the supply the closet. They were so into helping that at the end of it all we had to remind them that they were getting rewarded. They just enjoyed feeling like they were a big part of the ministry. God really showed up today in these kids. What was so amazing its that these kids were living out the lesson all day which was:
1 Corinthians 9:24

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize."

Our field day activity was a ballon race which is in the above picture but the Spirit of God was in all that those kids did today! What a wonderful day that the Lord has made!

Martha Martin Childrens Ministry Coordinator

2 comments:

Connor McIntyre September 19, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

The Buck Starts Here!

This was an awesome day of action. The children really are starting to grow together as a community. Today was a great start with the implementation of this new reward system. This new tool now puts discipline opportunities in the hands of every volunteer. This is no new rewards system however but one we observed in their schools, we are just doing it Take It To The Streets style. Children that are showing Christ like behavior are getting rewarded (what they don’t know yet is that they are stashing big buck in heaven). These behaviors we noticed today was being respectful to grown ups, helping one another clean up, helping gather up supplies, inviting their friends to church, being courteous to girls exc. It was awesome to see this unfold before my eyes, I really think they are starting to get the hang of things! So volunteers lets see what the kids have in store for us next week I think they mite just surprise us.

Connor

Matt,  September 22, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

The kids were so well behaved both at field day and at church the following Sunday morning. I had a lot of fun playing tug-of-war with the kids and then watching them do the balloon "over-under" race.

- Matt

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