Ministry to Children & Youth

Yeshua demonstrated his compassionate heart towards children, and though scripture provides us with only a few examples, it is not hard to imagine that He formed relationships and impacted the lives of many children in this Land while He walked among us. He walks among us still!

From small beginnings, with a few activities for the mothers with their children at holiday times, our outreach to children and youth has now expanded to encompass a wide range of programs throughout the school year and during holiday times.

Our heart’s desire for the youth and children is to develop supportive relationships with each of them while having fun together. A side benefit of our ongoing activities is the development of lasting peer support groups and friendships with other believing youth outside of the school environment. This is a huge encouragement to our youth, many of whom stand alone in their class or school as the only believers in Yeshua. Our ministries to children and youth include:

After School Activities

During the school year we offer a variety of after school activities. Small groups of children in similar age ranges meet for sports and games as well as for Bible study, English lessons, arts and crafts, and other areas of interest. The younger boys and girls meet together, while the youth divide up into girls and boys groups for their activities. The youth meet all together for a monthly “club” that includes games, worship, teaching, and fellowship.

Hiking & Camping

During the Passover holiday vacation, dedicated members of the staff take the youth out into the desert for three day hiking and camping adventures. Though they complain about the heat and hurting feet, the youth really enjoy these challenging hikes which provide lots of hours on the trail for building relationships and building character.

Summer Camp

When the hot summer rolls around, it is time for camp. We come together with the older youth (ages 11-16) for five days and nights of team building and group activities, swimming, sports, worship, teaching, special activities, and fun. The staff goes home exhausted but fulfilled, while the kids go home energized and encouraged.