Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
(1 Timothy 4:12)
At Cornerstone, we offer kids clubs for boys and girls. Our girls participate in Keepers, and the boys, Royal Rangers. These clubs typically meet twice per month on Thursday evenings throughout the school year.
Keepers is the girls club division of Keepers of the Faith. It was started by Jeff and Susan Zakula who desired to teach their children practical skills in a way that would incorporate biblical teaching and allow the whole family to participate. Eventually, their ideas spread and they started selling resources to others.
Typical Club Meeting
Our clubs meet twice a month, September through May. A typical club meeting includes a short Bible devotion and a merit activity. Our focus during our devotions is to encourage godly friendships and caring for each other as we discuss the topics presented. We complete about 3-5 merits in our clubs each year. Missed club meetings will usually need to be made-up at home in order to complete the merit.
- Caring Keepers (Grades 1-2, minimum age is 6 years and in first grade)
- Helping Keepers (Grades 3-5)
- Servant Keepers (Grades 6-8)
Moms (or a designated Cornerstone Kids approved substitute you arrange) are required to serve as helpers for a minimum of 2 nights as needed throughout the year.
Guest Policy: Our club spots fill up quickly and we accept registrations from those attending Cornerstone Fellowship Church and their guests first. Are you active in and committed full-time to another church? We're glad to see you here, however, please check to see if we have a spot free before registering by emailing Elizabeth Ehresman. Let us know how you found us and why you want to join. We will occasionally accept members from other churches if space allows but if we fill up, we're also happy to help you start your own Keepers club at your church.
For further information or questions please contact our Keeper's Coordinator, Elizabeth Ehresman.
Royal Rangers is one of America’s largest and foremost adventure programs for boys. It is a national program designed to meet the physical, spiritual, mental and social needs of boys and young men. Our ultimate goal is to help boys to recognize and grow into their place of leadership and responsibility as followers of Christ. We recognize that the boys we reach today will be the leaders of tomorrow! This ministry reaches across the United States and into over 63 nations around the world. It seeks to motivate boys spiritually through Bible study, memorization, devotionals, and Christian mentors. The boys are encouraged to excel through a weekly awards-based program.
The threefold purpose of the Royal Rangers is:
- To evangelize boys for Christ
- To develop the total boy for Christ — leadership, spiritually, physically, mentally and socially
- To keep boys for Christ and in the church
We want to reach, teach and keep boys for Christ. The young men are introduced to various leadership opportunities in church, community, and nature-related activities designed to help them develop social skills and awareness. Dedicated leaders, called commanders, provide boys with the necessary direction during weekly outpost meetings. These meetings serve to develop the total boy for Christ and to offer loving support and understanding for the boys through godly role models.