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PowerClubs—What Are they?
PowerClubs, the outreach arm of Kids in Ministry
International, are local children's ministries in a wide variety
of communities around the world. They are started and conducted
by individuals who desire to see children evangelized, born again,
filled with the Holy Spirit, grounded in the word of God, operating
in the gifts of the Spirit, and becoming active, functioning
members in the body of Christ. Though some are a part of local churches,
most are held in backyards, neutral locations, schools, slums, ghettos,
and homes. While some of the leaders are experienced children's
ministers, many others have never worked with children before, but
have caught the vision of taking children further into the things
of the Spirit. In many situations
PowerClubs are in essence "planting churches of children."
What Makes Us Unique?
PowerClubs have been designed specifically for Pentecostal
and Charismatic churches.
However, the concepts and principles can be used for any children’s
ministry regardless of affiliation.
The core values of a PowerClub are:
· Teaching children the meat and deeper truths
of God’s word
· Equipping them for the work of the ministry
· Creating an atmosphere where children can experience the
presence of God
PowerClubs are conducted on a weekly basis and follow
a simple but effective pattern for conducting a full children's
service. This includes games, action, and humor that move into worship,
revelation, and ministry through the Holy Spirit. Every meeting
is designed to give the children an opportunity to encounter the
presence of God in some way at some point.
Every lesson gives children the deeper truths of
the scriptures going much farther than simply teaching basic Bible
stories. This is done through the use of curriculums published by
Kids in Ministry International. Every child is taught to hear the
voice of God, become prayer warriors and intercessors, pray for
the sick, share their faith and operate in the gifts of the Spirit.
In short, they are activated into the believers’
ministries as described in Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-16, and
Leaders are given specific training through Kids
in Ministry International before launching their own PowerClubs.
Many people who have a heart for children’s
ministry have become frustrated at the low level of spiritual growth
in the children they serve even after years of being in the church.
They have recognized that their children are capable of going much
farther spiritually than they have been given opportunity to do.
They have desired to take their children in the deeper things of
God but have lacked resource materials and methods to do it. The
PowerClub model gives the leaders all of the training and the tools
they need to develop spiritual maturity in their children.
PowerClubs International offers practical training
in how to minister to children,
empowering adults to teach, train, and equip children to do the
work of ministry and release them in their giftings and callings.
This can be done through a live training event, completing the full
Leading the Lambs to the Lion Correspondence Course, or through
the modified PowerClubs QuickStart Materials (see below).
It should be noted that neither PCI nor Kids in
Ministry International is offering nor implying that leaders will
be “hired,” given salaries or any other financial compensation
for their work in PowerClubs except for a few special cases in underdeveloped
nations. The position of PowerClub leader is strictly a volunteer
Qualifications to be a PowerClub Leader
PowerClub leaders must be born-again.
Ideally, they should be filled with the Holy Spirit.
But if for some reason they are not at this time, they must be completely
open to the experience and have no doctrinal issues preventing them
from whole-heartedly promoting the experience to their children.
PC leaders need to be in covenant or relationship
with a local church or stable body of believers to whom they consider
PC leaders cannot have had any criminal record of
any type of physical or sexual abuse with children or adults and
may be asked to provide a police background report.
PC leaders cannot have any substance abuse problems
with drugs or alcohol.
PC leaders should not have a history of mental illness
without a medical explanation that would deem them safe to work
PC leaders may not be practicing homosexuals and
must not endorse or embrace this in any way as a lifestyle choice.
How to Become a PowerClub Leader
Fill out an application form to begin a PowerClub. This can be done
at a live training event, or by taking training by correspondence.
Before approval of the application, a police background check must
be made by KIMI or by the applicant with a copy sent to KIMI offices
in nations where it is available.
The Pastoral recommendation must be sent to the KIMI offices or
given to a KIMI representative.
Sign and submit the following forms: the International Child Protection
Policy and the KIMI Statement of Faith and Purpose.
Go through the training process. This can be done through a live
training conference, completing the full Leading the Lambs to the
Lion Correspondence Course, or through the PowerClubs QuickStart
Materials (see below). After completion a certificate will be awarded
to you giving you the official approval to begin your Club.
Choose a location and time to begin your PowerClub, along with a
creative name and submit this information to KIMI.
Select a partner to help you lead your PowerClub. They must fill
out the application form, the International Child Protection Policy
and the Statement of Faith and Purpose and sign and submit them
to the KIMI offices. It is not necessary for them to complete the
however, you are responsible for making sure they are in agreement
with the core values of how we conduct the PowerClub meetings.
You will be asked to report quarterly how many children are attending
your Club and which KIMI materials you have been using. You will
also be asked to tell us about the results of your ministry, including
any testimonies you think would encourage other PC leaders.
PowerClub QuickStart Materials
The book by Becky Fischer Redefining Children’s Ministry in
the 21st Century
The PowerClub Handbook of Games and Reports
Official PowerClub Application form
Twelve (12) training CDs or DVDs to study before beginning your
club (these come from the Leading the Lambs to the Lion Training
Evaluating the Church and Her Children
Kids as a Mission Field
What the Prophets Are Saying About this Generation
Tips on Kids and the Prophetic
The Model of a PowerClub Service
Reaching the Heart of a Child through Games
The Art of Visual Illustration
Leading Children in Worship
Using Kids in Ministry Curriculums Effectively
Altar Services as an Art Form
Discipline Guidelines and Setting Boundaries
Starter Pack Curriculum (consists of 13 children’s sermons/lessons
taken from our other KIMI curriculums which are the basic doctrines
and what we consider the most important sermons for starting with
your children. This will give you 13 to 26 weeks of teaching material
depending on the length of your teaching time. If you already own
Kids in Ministry curriculums, you will not need this item.)
The International Child Protection Policy (to be read, signed and
returned to PCI)
Statement of Faith & Purpose (to be read, signed and returned