Our preteens in Grades 5 and 6 enjoy their own class where they can focus on topics of interest to preteens in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Bible teaching is usually done via DVD and is facilitated by a couple of high-energy hosts who use the follow-up small group time to discuss the lesson and make sure the Bible truths were clearly understood. At least twice a year, the Impact group participates in an outreach project in the surrounding community where they plan, prepare and carry out some act of kindness. For example, in previous years, the kids have brought snacks to local firefighters and police and prayed for them.
Kids in Grade 6 are encouraged to join a service team within the church so that they can also contribute to the wider Body. Most preteens choose to join Noah’s Ark as a classroom helper for two weeks out of every six, but they can also choose to join the ushering or welcome teams.