Each year Ambassadors Football partners with local churches to deliver Holiday Clubs.
One of the greatest opportunities Ambassadors has in Great Britain is to reach young people through Holiday Clubs in partnership with the local church! Young people are football crazy and whilst many would never dream of stepping foot into a church, a football pitch is a different story. We want to break down that barrier and reach children through the sport that they love, teaching them about Jesus in the process. Our heart for holiday clubs is to help players realise their full potential in football but more importantly, in God.
You can check out the highlights of a Holiday Club in partnership with Inspire St. James Clerkenwell.
“After John* attended an Ambassadors’ Football Holiday Club he wanted to attend Sunday School with his friends and pestered his mum Fiona* until she brought him to church. She was keen to teach Zumba so we sponsored her to train and a large number of women from our church attended her class. After a while she became a Christian and was baptised locally in public with many family and neighbours attending – including her estranged partner, John’s dad David*. Fiona and David began dating again and a year later they were married with a blessing in our packed church. A wonderful testimony to the power of transformed lives.” Dave Mann, Bonny Downs Baptist Church
Holiday Clubs are jam packed with fun activities and every day looks different to the one before. They all involve a range of things, such as: technical sessions, testimonies, bible times, small-sided games and competitions. Holiday Clubs are great for relationship building and breaking down the misconception’s kids may have about the Christian faith. Although it may just be one child changed, God is able to transform lives and communities through a ripple effect. We’ve seen it happen and we believe it will keep on happening!
For this reason, the church connection is key as they are able to invest in individual’s lives throughout the year in a way we can’t. We want to be flexible around what you envision for your church. Whether you want to run a club during school holidays, over a weekend or even just for a few days we are happy to support your vision. Ambassadors can help you plan your programme from start to finish and our aim is to set you up for success in hosting and delivering a great Holiday Club. We believe clubs work best when they are integrated into a longer-term plan for your community and so we will discuss ways of making that possible.
“10 kids started attending the Sunday school as a result. One of the children that has started to attend the Sunday school’s older sister and mother have started to attend church with the older sister joining the church youth group.” East End Church
“Before this week I didn’t believe there was a God…now I’m starting to think there is.” Child aged 12 at a Holiday Club.
How to get involved?
Are you a church interested in running a Holiday Club? Would you like to come along and see one in action? Do you want more information or just have a few questions? Whatever the reason, get in touch. We would love to chat with you and share in the vision you have. Please message Gareth at email@example.com