Introducing KBC Beach P.A.T.R.O.L.
What Is Beach P.A.T.R.O.L?
Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. is a special volunteer team that helps expand the work of KiDs Beach Club® across the country. Screened and trained volunteers assist the ministry by serving on one or more teams that we call squads: Prayer, Administration, Training, Reporting, Outreach, and Logistics.
Please fill out application within the squads section
An application is required for each person wishing to serve on Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. Service commitment is for one year. Current weekly service in a Beach Club is not required. These are completely volunteer opportunities where you give of your time/resources as needed. Any position that involves observing or serving in a Beach Club requires a background check. Each position has its own application process.
Click video below to learn about the PRAYER squad
PURPOSE: Engage in spiritual warfare on behalf of KiDs Beach Club®
TASKS: Spend dedicated time each week praying for specific needs of KiDs Beach Club®
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 minutes per week on a day/time of your choosing; occasional times of prayer with KBC president via phone conferencing
- Spiritually mature believer who is a seasoned prayer warrior
- Recommended by Field Team Member and/or complete application call with KBC president
- Watch the KBC Prayer Warrior training video
Click video below to learn about the ADMINISTRATION squad
PURPOSE: Assist Club Relations Specialists with administrative needs; serve Club Relations Specialist as an administrative assistant
TASKS: Tasks vary based on local needs but could include computer data entry, assisting with events, delivering Bibles and materials to churches, and so forth
TIME COMMITMENT: Varies based on time of year and club needs in your area
- Basic computer skills
- Apply through Field Team member
- Watch the KBC Administration Squad training video
- Connect with your Club Relations Specialist for orientation and onboarding
Click video below to learn about the TRAINING squad
PURPOSE: Provide training and coaching to Beach Club leaders and other volunteers
TASKS: Conduct in-person training for returning clubs; provide coaching to club leaders on best practices, procedures, and troubleshooting
TIME COMMITMENT: Two to four hours per in-person training with most trainings occurring in August and September; 30-60 minutes per phone coaching session; Trainer establishes available times and the geographical area he or she wishes to service
- Three years or more service in a Beach Club
- Recommendation from church
- Recommendation and approval from Club Relations Specialist or KBC corporate staff
- Five-minute video teaching on any topic, waived for those with professional teaching or preaching experience
- Completion of training course for each topic trainer wants to teach
- Observe a training (in-person or Zoom)
Click video below to learn about the REPORTING squad
PURPOSE: Evaluate Beach Clubs; gather story ideas; make recommendations for best practices
TASKS: Some Reporting Squad members will visit at least four clubs each year and complete an evaluation for each, reporting back to Club Relations Specialist after evaluations; Gather ideas for best practices and club improvements from clubs; gather and share club story ideas with KBC corporate staff
TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 8-12 total hours per school year
- Three or more years of experience serving in a Beach Club
- Heart for ministry and an understanding that each club will be different
- Basic computer skills
- Completion of training course
- For those selected to do club evaluations, accompany Club Relations Specialist on a club evaluation or confer with remote Club Relations Specialist on a club evaluation
- Recommendation and approval from Club Relations Specialist
Click video below to learn about the OUTREACH squad
PURPOSE: Expand the number of Beach Clubs
TASKS: Present KiDs Beach Club® to churches and organizations; represent KiDs Beach Club® at regional events; plan and promote ways to raise awareness for KiDs Beach Club® in your area
TIME COMMITMENT: Varies; expectation is to log at least one meeting, presentation or conversation each month with a potential church partner
- One or more years of exposure to a Beach Club (serving in, supporting or engaging with in some way)
- Completion of training course
Click video below to learn about the LOGISTICS squad
PURPOSE: Coordinate the scheduling of Beach Club program elements
TASKS: Verify club start dates and room locations; coordinate Bible orders and distribution dates; coordinate training schedules and logistics with churches and trainers
TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately one hour per week August to September with occasional times as needed throughout the year
- Basic computer skills
- Watch the KBC Logistics video
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we need Beach P.A.T.R.O.L.?
Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. is the primary mechanism for KiDs Beach Club® to experience significant growth of new clubs while also ensuring the continued delivery of a high-quality club experience.
Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. enables KBC personnel to expand their capacity, thus enabling the ministry to do more with its resources.
Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. enables KiDs Beach Club® to be better stewards of all the resources God has given us – children, parents, volunteers, churches and team members.
How is Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. modeled after the Church?
Ephesians 4:12 tells us that God has gifted leaders within the body of Christ to equip the saints to do the ministry. The concept is that a church leader’s primary responsibility is to equip people and have them do ministry rather than doing ministry all themselves. Church leaders doing ministry all by themselves is neither biblical nor healthy. Plus, God desires to engage all of His people to use the gifts He has given them. This grows their faith and allows them the joy of participating in God’s great work.
In a similar way, Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. allows more of God’s children to use their giftedness in ways that furthers His work and advances His kingdom. By KBC “ministers” (personnel) equipping and releasing others to do ministry through KiDs Beach Club®, we give more of God’s children the opportunity to experience the blessings that come with service.
The church model is also a multiplication model. The work of God is too big, too important, and too urgent to be limited to a few people. Likewise, we believe that the work God has called KiDs Beach Club® to is much bigger than we can do by ourselves. Because of the nature of what we do – minister at public schools – there is an urgency to connect with as many schools at possible right now while the door is still open. There are many forces at work that would seek to close that door.
How does someone join Beach P.A.T.R.O.L.?
Someone wishing to join Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. will complete an application on the KBC website. Each squad has different requirements to join. Once the application is approved, the volunteer will go through a certification process. The process varies by squad. Some squads only require watching a video while others have multiple steps involved.
Why is there an application and certification process to join Beach P.A.T.R.O.L?
The application and certification process demonstrate the high-level of commitment needed by volunteers and the importance given to these positions. Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. participants distinguish themselves as committed supporters of KiDs Beach Club® which allows the organization to take its ministry to a new level. KiDs Beach Club® is developing a robust army of volunteers by creating multi-tiered volunteer opportunities. This gives people options to serve in ways and in amounts that best fit them.
Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. Introduction: February 1
First Day to Apply: February 1
Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. Squads Announced: May 1
Beach P.A.T.R.O.L. Training Begins: June 1
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