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. Currently, we use the "Write Upon My Heart" Character Studies provided by Keepers of the Faith. 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)
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.