To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.
Step up for the Kids happens each summer and is a great family event for a great cause! Participants can choose to tackle the Grouse Grind in North Vancouver and win prizes for best time up the mountain, or the 6 KM walk along the Fort to Fort Trail in Fort Langley. We gather together for a celebratory BBQ at the end and award prizes for the participant who raised the most money. All proceeds go to fund our summer outreach events. To participate, there is a minimum $25.00 donation per person, which covers either or both days of the event.
Our dates for 2019 are:
Saturday, August 10 for the Grouse Grind. Meet at 10:00 AM at the base of the Grouse Grind trail in North Vancouver (6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC)
Sunday, August 11 for the Fort-to-Fort trail walk and BBQ. Meet at 2:30 PM outside of Lelem Cafe in Fort Langley (23285 Billy Brown Rd, Langley BC). We will be gathering for the BBQ around 4:30 PM at Edgewater Bar picnic area in Derby Reach Park (21801 Allard Crescent, Langley BC).
What We Do
Bus Ministry is the central hub of the church when it comes to reaching our city. Our focus is spreading the Word of God to the kids between the ages of four and fourteen. We call this the 4/14 window.
While much of what we do at Bus Ministry is thanks to the countless hours of work put in by our committed volunteer staff, key leaders are always necessary to bring our programs to the next level of excellence. We would love you to get involved. Check out this page and see what we are all about. If you want, send us a note.
What is Kids Klub?
"Every child deserves to know that Jesus loves them"
We meet every Saturday from 11 am - 12 pm in CLA Centre's East Hall! We bus in approximately 120-150 underprivileged kids from the neediest parts of Langley. Kids Klub is an action packed program specifically designed for all kids. This TV-Game show style format is filled with exciting music, games and contests followed by a time of teaching using skits and object lessons.
Every child receives a weekly personal home visit by our approved Kids Klub workers.
What is Sidewalk Kids Klub?
"Giving inner-city kids a chance"
During the Summer of every year, Bus Ministry sends out a specially trained team of staff and youth volunteers into the city streets. They bring with them everything they need to hold Sidewalk Kids Klub in some of the biggest and neediest apartment complexes in the city. This program is almost the same as our in-house program and includes exciting games, music, contests, and a time of teaching and building into the lives of these underprivileged kids and families. Everyone has a great time right in their own back yard.
Visitation is a HUGE need. Every week we provide personal door to door visitation to each family's home whose kids attend our program. We bring them a flyer letting them know what our event is that week as well as connect with the parents and build relationships with them. Our desire is to build relationships with these parents and then invite them out to other CLA events designed for them within our amazing church. Our volunteer team meets Fridays at 3:30 PM at CLA where we hop on our mini bus and go out to the various complexes to visit.
Sidewalk Kid's Klub
Sidewalk Kid's Klub happens throughout the summer. We are looking for volunteers to even make a week commitment to this initiative. Please contact Ashley for more info.
In the Kitchen: We are always looking for volunteers to help us provide meals for our volunteers who put in countless hours of time throughout the day on Sunday and throughout the weeks during the summer!
There are a few roles we are always looking for help on the Bus. You can be a Bus Captain to direct the route. Or maybe you just want to hang out and talk to kids and parents riding the bus. This takes place Sunday Afternoons beginning at 3:30 PM.
Do you have a heart for drama? We would love to have you!! Each week we present our gospel and Biblical lessons through drama and objects lessons. Our volunteer team meets Thursdays at 3:00 PM for a practice before the big event on Sunday nights!
We would love to have your prayer support! Please pray for the ministry, the families, and our youth volunteers and staff members. If you would like to get involved in this, please let us know and we can send you specific prayer needs.