Next Generation ministry is a partnership with families to see kids of all ages raised up as leaders, members and workers in the church to become not only the future church, but also as whole parts of the church now. Next Generation encompasses all ages from birth through 12th grade and works to define and protect an overarching purpose and strategy for discipling our youngest members of the body. We focus on Matthew 18:5, “Whoever welcomes a child in my name, welcomes me.” We welcome children by striving to take care of them from a wholistic approach–feeding them, clothing them, educating them, discipling them, helping work toward both physical and mental health. We strive to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all children, where they can experience and feel the love of Christ.
Reach is held on wednesday evenings from september through april. children are offered a free dinner with the serving time starting at 6:15 PM and then small group classes immediately follow at 7:00 pm.
During reach, kids of all ages, from preschool to high school, have an opportunity to build relationships, explore their faith, and grow in god's word. a bridge of faith bus ministry picks up children whose parents are unable to bring them to reach or sunday services.
The bus operates within 5 miles of the church and transports approximately 100 kids each week to church for meals and bible studies. there is also a nursery available during the reach services. to sign your child up for the bus ministry, please click the link below.
for questions or further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417-561-0777.
AVAILABLE MARCH - MAY
It's time for baseball again! Bridge of Faith Athletics will again be hosting spring coach pitch baseball and t-ball instructional leagues. All kids from 4 to 8 years old are invited to join us! Teams will be co-ed.
Practices and games will be on Friday nights in March/April and Wednesday nights in May at Bridge of Faith Ball Field in Rockaway Beach:
T-ball @6:00 | Coach Pitch @7:00
There is a $10 league fee for each player. However, financial assistance is available if needed.
Use the form below to pay league fee ONLINE
SUMMER AT THE BEACH
AVAILABLE IN JUNE
This is a day program for students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. We like to call it “VBS on steroids!” Students are on our campus 4 days a week for 4 weeks in June. We run bus routes to help them get here. We feed them breakfast and lunch. They learn great Bible lessons, get to be active through recreation activities, get creative with craft projects, and are discipled by our summer staff of high school interns and college mentors.
They are also taught financial literacy through our BridgeKids Kingdom Economics curriculum. This is a Biblical financial literacy program for kids in rural communities that focuses on learning working, earning, spending, saving, giving, and Sabbath. After lunch, Branson school teachers come out and continue education with our students through summer school programming.
Students are able to have a safe place to be fed and learn from 8 am to 4 pm for the entire month of June!
AVAILABLE IN JULY
This program is for 7th-10th grade students in the 2023-2024 school year (upper high school students are welcome to enroll and attend as this program was not offered in previous summers)
This program captures the art of connecting with others. our students will experience social, emotional, and personal growth through adventure, service, and study.
Adventure:OneSixteen will use habitudes curriculum, which is designed to train and equip students to develop leadership habits and attitudes.
Check out this short video for more about habitudes.
Students will also learn leadership through adventure (hiking, float trips, etc.), service projects around bridge of faith campus, and outreach projects in our community.
AVAILABLE MAY - AUGUST
Bridge of Faith provides opportunities for paid internships for students ages 15 through recent college graduates. The time spent interning with the church will provide multiple work experiences, help a student learn valuable skills, and will assist students by helping them to build a resume. Please review below to learn more about this opportunity and then download and fill out an application if you believe this is a good fit for you!