Meeting set to start youth programs at Lighthouse Foursquare Church
Lighthouse Foursquare Church is starting a Royal Rangers and Mpact Rangerettes program for children this fall.
The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 353 Second Street in Clifton. A benefit dinner is scheduled Oct. 16 to raise money for the curriculum.
The children’s groups are faith-based and geared around outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rafting and pinewood derbies.
The program is for children up to age 18 and is free, church pastor Josh Boling said. There are 15 children registered, but Boling is expecting and looking for more.
“It is a very structured program,” Boling said. “The girls’ program is more free and open, but the purpose of it is to teach discipline and provide good role models through the instructors.”
The instructors are members of the church and parents of some of the children already registered.
Boling said it is ideal to have 10 children per leader.
The program was created through the Assemblies of God church, but is open to all denominations of Christianity, Boling said.
Boling was raised in a Royal Rangers program and wanted to start it at Lighthouse.