"The gospel is not the little flame and other things set it on fire. It’s the other way around. A program like KiDs Beach Club® is the flame that is set on fire by the gospel,” said Dr. Rick Nichols, Senior Pastor at Wildwood Baptist Church.
Dr. Nichols and several volunteers from his church share the gospel and disciple children each week during their Beach Club at Moss Elementary School. They wanted to intentionally make sure that there was a connection for the students and their families to join them at church. In order to do this, they changed their club day to Wednesday and started offering meals before their Wednesday evening services so they could invite students and their families to join them for dinner after club each week.
Through this simple adjustment Wildwood Baptist Church has experienced overall church growth as families from Moss Elementary have joined the church. “We get to minister on behalf of the King for the kingdom whether they come to our church or not. We are impacting the reputation of Jesus Christ with everything that we do and everywhere that we go,” said Dr. Nichols.
With this in mind, Dr. Nichols encouraged all club volunteers at KBC’s Train Up A Child Winter Conference to not allow the familiarity of the gospel to diminish its power, but to share the gospel boldly with everything that we do and everywhere that we go. Click here to see some feature videos from the Train Up A Child Conference.
Published on Feb 21 @ 6:46 PM CDT