Working with children can be one life’s greatest challenges as well as one of life’s greatest blessings. It is important for every Youth Department in every church to see young people not necessarily for what they are today but for what they could be tomorrow. Training young people is a process of time and energy. This process is often difficult, with many hardships along the way but the potential product is worth more than all the riches this world could offer. Its reward is immeasurable.
We at Anchor Baptist Church realize the importance and value of the young people the Lord brings our way. We are not a social club, striving simply to provide activities for young people. Our main goal as a church is to build lives for the future. This requires a great deal of dedication, patience, understanding and love. It is our desire to instill in them a love for the Lord Jesus Christ, a yearning to know Him more closely, and a willingness to be used by Him now, as well as in the future.
This is not to say that that we are against “having fun” and allowing young people to enjoy life. We have an active Children’s Program for all children under the 6th grade. On Sundays we have Sunday School classes for all ages and during the adult morning Worship Service there is a Children’s Church provided. In each of these services there is a balance of sound, biblical teaching and fun-filled activities for each age group.
There is also a Wednesday night program called the “Master’s Club”, complete with workbooks, songs, snacks, and games. The workers of this Wednesday night program put their heart into everything they do and it shows in their dedication to the Lord and to the children. Our children learn scripture, Bible stories, and principled lessons that will last them far into their coming years.
We count it a privilege to work with every young person possible. We do not try to usurp the authority or role of the parent but simply try to reinforce their authority through the Word of God. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.