As we celebrate Baptist Association Emphasis Week, I would like to spotlight a ministry of the Pulaski Baptist Association.
Kingdom Kids is an associational children’s ministry. The ministry was founded in 2006 by Stacey Burton, Evangelism Catalyst with the North American Mission Board and the Kentucky Baptist Convention, with three primary objectives. First, they are building the Kingdom reaching one child at a time with the Gospel by offering community children’s evernts such as day camps, an associational choir, and mission action projects throughout the year. Second, they are building the local church one family at a time by connecting those who attend the events but claim no church home with the churches that support the ministy by sending volunteers or financial support. Third, they are spreading Christ’s love throughout the community through large outreach events such as Easter Bash, Family Movie Night, etc. Stacey is also available as a consultant to association and regional churches helping them to build, strengthen, and maintain healthy church & family ministries.
Last year three children came to know Christ as their personal Savior through the outreach of Kingdom Kids. The ministry crossed county lines as they lead Vacation Bible School for Polly Ann Baptist Church in Lincoln County.
Although Kingdom Kids provides outreach events throughout the year, summer is their busiest season. Beginning May 22 with a movie night at the Shopville Park and ending August 7 with a movie night at Cole Park, every week but one there is some type of outreach scheduled. The 2015 Schedule includes seven movie nights, a block party, VBS at five locations (including one in Lincoln County and one in Russell County), a creative ministries workshop, sports camp, boys day camp, girls day camp, and a mission day trip.
A new aspect of the ministry is a local mission team for middle school, high school, and college students to serve alongside Ms. Stacey. A middle school/high school community choir called “A Joyful Noise” has also been added to the ministry. This choir was created as several children in the elementary choir moved to middle school but didn’t want to leave Kingdom Kids.
Mission teams from Brodhead Baptist Church (Rockcastle County), from a church in Alabama, and a church in Georgia are scheduled to serve with Kingdom Kids this summer.
This is a great ministry that impacts many children each year with the love of Christ. To learn more about Kingdom Kids, or to request help from Ms. Stacey, go to the Kingdom Kids Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingdomkids11/.