Youth Ministry

"For everyone born of God overcomes the world.  This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith."

I John 5:4

Another year of Overcomers is in the books! Each week we had about 20-25 kids that would meet to learn
Bible stories, memorize Bible verses, sing songs, have a snack, and enjoy time together.

On May 1, we held our end-of-the-year Overcomers Program and Awards Banquet. It was well attended
and a great success. For the Program, the kids sang familiar Sunday School songs, as well as Bible verse
songs. Jan Strand wrote catchy little tunes for several Bible verses and taught them to the kids throughout
the year. It was a fun and effective way to encourage the kids to hide God’s Word in their hearts! The kids
also said the Overcomers theme verse (I John 5:4) together, with great enthusiasm.

Awards were given out to the kids for Bible memory work, as well as activity pages they completed that
related to each week’s Bible lesson. New this year was a Chapter Challenge – memorize Psalm 100 and
say it, in its entirety, to an Overcomers leader. 3 of the kids completed the challenge.

We used the Jesus Storybook Bible for our Bible lessons this year. At the banquet, we had Jesus
Storybook Bibles available for families to take if they wanted one for their home. 13 books were taken,
and we pray these books are used to encourage families to dig into God’s Word.

It takes a small army to make a ministry like this one run smoothly. Thankfully, a small army is what we
have! 20 people were involved in Overcomers this year – teachers, helpers, subs, music, snacks, prizes,
and banquet prep and serving. Thank you to everyone who gave of their time and talents to bless the kids
and encourage them as they grow in Jesus.