Adopt a School

Adopt a School

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Impact the next generation with the love and truth of Jesus Christ by mobilizing churches to meet needs in local schools.

1. PRAY

1. PRAY

Start by praying for your school. Find out the names of the principal, other administrators, teachers, counselors and support staff. Ask church members to pray for them by name. Pray for the children in the school. Ask God to open opportunities for your church to meet needs in the school.

2. CONNECT

2. CONNECT

Call local schools and ask to speak with a counselor or principal. Explain who you are, what church you are from and why you are calling. For example, “We want to find out if there any needs in your school our church can meet.” Ask if you can schedule an appointment to meet with the school representative in person.

Think of yourself as missionaries to your local school. Learning about their culture and their needs is priority. Rather than approaching with a suggestion of how you want to help, ask them to tell you how they most need help. Then, make it easy on the school as you meet the need.

3. SERVE

3. SERVE

Below are some ideas and ways other churches have been involved with their local schools. Remember—these are only ideas. The needs in your local school may be different. Listen carefully to the school staff and only offer these suggestions if needed.

Feed sports teams or provide snacks before and/or after competitions.
Feed sports teams or provide snacks before and/or after competitions.
Send volunteers to mentor
or tutor kids, especially with reading and math.
Send volunteers to mentor
or tutor kids, especially with reading and math.
Volunteer to help with big
events at the school (dances, fundraisers etc.).
Volunteer to help with big
events at the school (dances, fundraisers etc.).
Offer your church facility for school meetings, community events or other needs.
Offer your church facility for school meetings, community events or other needs.
Support school drives for backpacks, coats or school supplies.
Support school drives for backpacks, coats or school supplies.
Donate hygiene items school nurses can give to students who need them.
Donate hygiene items school nurses can give to students who need them.
Provide food or snacks during summer camps (band, football etc.).
Provide food or snacks during summer camps (band, football etc.).
Supply weekend food bags for children receiving free or reduced lunches.
Supply weekend food bags for children receiving free or reduced lunches.
Use parent support centers
(Title 1 schools) for volunteer training.
Use parent support centers
(Title 1 schools) for volunteer training.
Feed sports teams or provide snacks before and/or after competitions.
Send volunteers to mentor or tutor kids, especially with reading and math.
Volunteer to help with big events at the school (dances, fundraisers etc.).
Offer your church facility for school meetings, community events or other needs.
Support school drives for backpacks, coats or school supplies.
Donate hygiene items school nurses can give to students who need them.
Provide food or snacks during summer camps (band, football etc.).
Supply weekend food bags for children receiving free or reduced lunches.
Use parent support centers (Title 1 schools) for volunteer training.

#ReachingNextGen is an initiative of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board to challenge and partner with Baptist leaders to focus on reaching more teens and children.

GET INVOLVED

Contact us if we can be of any assistance helping your church meet needs in local schools.