Explore and discover our strategic mission and values.

LEDGE

Explore this page to discover our strategic mission and values, creative programming and a way for almost anyone to join the volunteer team!

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Mission

The LEDGE children's ministry is an adventurous, caring and celebrating place making a difference in the lives of kids by God's power and for His glory. We want kids, parents and volunteers to know that life on the LEDGE with Jesus our Leader is the best way to live! Therefore, our mission is to equip in five key areas:

  • LOVE: Knowing God's love and worshipping Him.
  • ENCOURAGE: Connecting with the church and building up friendship and family.
  • DEVOTE: Believing Jesus and becoming like Him in every way.
  • GIVE: Receiving God's gifts with thankfulness leading to generous serving.
  • EXPRESS: Embracing and sharing the Good News of Jesus.
  • Our ultimate purpose is to boost the family's efforts of building their life on the rock solid foundation of Jesus.

Values

We equip keeping the following values in mind:

  • SAFE place to love and be loved.
  • Promotion of strong FRIENDSHIPS and FAMILIES.
  • Commitment to TRANSFORMATIONAL BIBLE TEACHING.
  • CHILD-TARGETED approach.
  • GIFT-BASED leadership.
  • CREATIVE and FUN atmosphere!

Adventure Guide

We believe that apart from God our adventure is meaningless. So we lean on Him and heartily believe the words of Psalm 31:1-6 (MSG):

I run to you, God; I run for dear life. Don't let me down! Take me seriously this time! Get down on my level and listen, and please - no procrastination! Your granite cave a hiding place, your high cliff aerie a place of safety. You're my cave to hide in, my cliff to climb. Be my safe leader, be my true mountain guide. Free me from hidden traps; I want to hide in you. I've put my life in your hands. You won't drop me, you'll never let me down. I hate all this silly religion, but you, God, I trust.

Programming

Our primary programming happens at our Sunday services. From birth up through grade five we seek to provide high quality ministry that leaves families wanting more of Jesus. Our screened volunteers seek the best for your family; let us know how we can serve you better! Our departments:

  • Beaming with love and gentleness is Base Camp, our nursery (birth until cruising).
  • Packed with discovery is Explorers, our toddler room (cruising through age two).
  • Filled with curiosity and energy is Scramblers, our preschool area (age three through JK).
  • Bursting with extreme challenge is Cliff Hangers, our elementary department (SK through grade five).

In addition to our Sunday programming, we provide various avenues of ministry:

  • Family Rhythm: Family support and coaching
  • Annual Kids Kamp week, third week of July
  • Annual March Break games event.
  • Occasional events and special programs
  • Personal discipleship for kids
    Click here for information (PDF)
  • Kidmin Team (aka Kids' Ministry Team)
    This is our leadership training program for kids
    Click here for brochure part 1 and part 2

Team

A huge part of the adventure for life on the LEDGE is people caught up in the wonder of God. When people are captivated by Him they also begin to see how big His heart is for children. Then they wonder how they can bless children as Jesus did. Serving children as part of the LEDGE team is a highly rewarding experience. Whether you're an upfront or behind-the-scenes type of person, there's a role for you! There are many gift-based ways you can get involved no matter your experience or personality:

  • PROGRAMMING: teaching, leading, assisting, music, audio/visual, special friends 1-on-1
  • OPERATIONS: activity stations, supplies, security/registration, decorations, video/photo
  • LEADERSHIP: coach, director, manager

Apprenticeship is our preferred approach for volunteer assimilation. Individuals are paired with a seasoned team member. Here they observe and learn the skills necessary to grow as an effective team member. Once ready, they can increase their level of responsibility as desired. This is an established model for healthy and strong team chemistry and fruitfulness.

Join the growing LEDGE team today!

Click here for more information and click here and here for a listing of multiple position descriptions.

Contact

For inquiries, contact Pastor Steve (519) 339-9703 or steve@bluewaterbaptist.ca).

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