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Christian Club Examples

When you think of a club, what do you think of? Do you think of a group of people getting together to celebrate, share, or participate in similar values and interests?

When we think of a Christian club we think of combining the above with fun, laughter, support, encouragement, and of course mind-provoking topics and thoughts.

Here are some thoughts for a successful club:

  1. Have fun!
  2. Be yourself.
  3. Be organized.
  4. Be open to new ideas.

Your friends need to know that being a Christian isn’t dull and boring with a list of do’s and don’ts. Your Christian club should be fun and intriguing for those students who come just to "check it out" as well as informative for those Christian students who want to be challenged to make a difference.

Don’t limit your club just to a once a week meeting. There are all kinds of things you can do throughout the week, including numerous projects in which you can get your entire school involved!

Prayer Club

  • Purpose: Prayer Time (5-30 minutes)
  • When: During any non-instructional school time
  • Where: Easy access – quiet place
  • How often: Daily, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, or once a week

Sample Schedule

  • Share prayer requests (2 minutes)
  • Assign prayer partners and break out into groups, or stay in your group and pray together (1 minute)
  • Pray (5 minutes)

What better way to start or end the school day? In the Bible, God says, "Wherever two or more are gathered in My Name, I am in their midst." Instead of calling it a prayer "group" or prayer "time" why not call it a club? After all, you’re a group of people who want to get together to celebrate communication with God through prayer! This will build unity among your Christian friends and give time to pray for students in your school.

Breakfast Club

  • Purpose: Devotions Time (10 minutes)
  • When: Before school
  • Where: Easy access – quiet place
  • How often: Daily, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, or once a week

Sample Schedule

  • Welcome (2 minutes)
  • Read Scripture (2 minutes)
  • Read Devotional Book (4 minutes)
  • Pray in pairs, triplets, or small groups (2 minutes)

This is a great way to gather students together for prayer, reading of Scripture, and encouragement! Students may bring their Bibles or subscribe to such daily devotionals as Campus Journal or Our Daily Bread. (You may even want to offer donuts once a week!)

Campus Club

  • Purpose: Growth and fellowship Time (30 minutes)
  • When: During any non-instructional school time
  • Where: Easy access – adequate space
  • How often: Once a week

Sample Schedule

  • Welcome – Explain what your club is all about. Tell of events and activities going on throughout the week. Announce birthdays, accomplishments of members, and success stories. Ask members if they have any announcements. (5 minutes)
  • Topic Introduction – You may want to begin by telling a story, reading a newspaper article, remembering a historical event, or talking about something taking place in school. (2 minutes)
  • Active Participation – Have students get into groups of two or three to discuss the topic. What do they think? How do they feel? (3 minutes)
  • Speaker? Movie? Activity? – This time should be used to highlight the main topic of your meeting. Topics may include: making and keeping friends, making changes, solving problems, improving grades, reaching out to other students, self-esteem, dating, sexual purity, and the occult. (15 minutes)
  • Wrap up – Give a thought for the week designed to teach biblical truth on the topic discussed.  (3 minutes)
  • Challenge for the week – Challenge the students to address the topic in school and how it relates to them as individuals. Come up with a specific challenge that will encourage students to make a difference. (2 minutes)

On Campus Positive Influence

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Purpose :
To demonstrate the reality of Christ in our lives in ways students and faculty will see and appreciate  the difference that He makes  To be a "God Cares" network  To be ready to respond to any perceived need on the campus or by any individual students  To use simple acts of thoughtfulness and kindness with no sermon, only the reminder – "God Cares"
  • When: During school
  • Where: In your school
  • How often: As often as you like!

This is a great way to make new friends, keep old friends, and show Christ’s love to those who don’t know Him! Get together with your "cell" (3-5 students working together) to identify people who are hurting, have special needs, or need encouragement in your school. Reach out to those people! Greeting cards, cookies, a cassette tape, an invitation to your Christian club, a visit, and a ride home are just a few ways to make a difference!

Special Outreach

  • Purpose: To introduce students to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith
  • Time: Varies When: After school, evenings, weekends
  • Where: Adequate space depending on number of people
  • How often: Once or twice a month

Depending on the type of outreach you want, from a party with speaker to a large concert, your program will vary. Some may include:

  • A guest speaker
  • A musician coming to your area
  • An outreach movie/video
  • Hot topics/discussions

Other areas you should consider are: budget, support people, promotions, refreshments, etc. Remember:

This doesn’t have to be large to be effective.

Service Projects

Purpose: To demonstrate the reality of Christ by serving those around us; and to build credibility and a good relationship with the school administration

  • When: During school
  • Where: In your school
  • How often: As often as you like!

This is a great way to put your faith into action. You can pick up trash around the school grounds, or volunteer to paint a building or hallway. Ask your principal for ideas! As you look for ways to help around your school’s campus, pay attention for special needs of people – students, teachers, and other staff of the school. (See "On Campus Positive Influence" above.)

From Youth for Christ Call 800.735.3252 or visit www.cafereality.org


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