We are the most effective way to get your press release into the hands of reporters and news producers. Check out our client list.

You Spoke, We Listened--Large Group Children's Ministry that WORKS

Pioneer Clubs® launches Exploring program—a midweek ministry that transforms lives for Christ—no matter how many kids attend.

Contact: Louise Ferrebee, Pioneer Clubs, 630-876-5714, 800-694-2582

WHEATON, Ill., March 10, /Christian Newswire/ -- Quadruple the number of kids you anticipate register for your children's ministry program. Wow! It's the answer to prayer. And--it's your worse nightmare. As a children's ministry leader you selected a program format that works best with a handful of kids. A sinking feeling sets in. How do you make sure it's a time of genuine learning with life-changing substance and not crowd control?

"In talking with churches, we heard their frustration--compromising program quality and content to handle a large number of children," explains Judy Bryson, president of Pioneer Clubs. "Out of necessity, they often opt for entertainment versus Christian education. Modifying a program rarely results in success and the ones who get short-changed are the children--the very people the church so wanted to reach."

Pioneer Clubs' new Exploring program specifically addresses the challenges these children's ministry leaders face--adult volunteer recruitment, meaningful ministry, and the logistics of handling large numbers of children.

"With the Exploring program, adult volunteers can choose a club leadership role based on their own gifts, interests, and schedules," says Bryson. "Recruiting leaders has never been easier or more rewarding." Despite the tight schedules of many adults today, if they have a heart to serve kids, there is a spot to do so with the Exploring program.

An Exploring program weekly meeting opens with a lively large-group Bible presentation. The group then breaks into age-appropriate small groups to focus on the application of Biblical principles. Added to the mix is one of Pioneer Clubs' trademarks--skill-building activities that create a sense of personal accomplishment. This practical format builds on the strengths of both large groups and small groups, creating the perfect environment for a life-transforming ministry. Combined, the Exploring program components create a children's ministry program that is purposeful and fun within a caring, supportive environment.

Along with the new Exploring program, Pioneer Clubs offers the Discovery program (the small church children's ministry solution) and the Pioneer program (an age-specific format). Each format focuses on relationship-building, life-skills development, Bible exploration and Scripture memory--all outstanding features of the Pioneer Clubs ministry for over 65 years. Church leaders trust the Pioneer Clubs professionally developed curriculum that is Bible-based, Christ-centered and life-changing. For more information, visit www.pioneerclubs.org.