How can you start a Bible Adventure program in your school?

  • First, pray and ask for God’s direction. He will open or close doors for you and give you direction.
  • Do some research. Find out if there is already a ministry doing Bible Adventure/CIA in your school district or community.
  • Search out other individuals who will join you in praying for the start of a Bible Adventure/CIA class.
  • Begin recruiting individuals to serve with you. It will take committed volunteers to get the class started.
  • Invite Joy El Ministries to come and share about the Bible Adventure/CIA program with interested individuals.
  • Continue to make your community aware of the Bible Adventure/CIA ministry opportunity through many PR avenues (emails, phone calls, presentations, letters, press releases, meetings, etc.). Press releases are available from Joy El Ministries upon request.
  • Share the financial need in order for Bible Adventure/CIA to happen in the community. It generally costs Joy El Ministries approximately $103 per student per year to operate a Bible Adventure/CIA class. Communities are encouraged to participate financially. Donations to Joy El Ministries are not earmarked for a particular Bible Adventure/CIA class. They go into the general fund. But, by supporting Joy El Ministries donors are enabling Bible Adventure/CIA to happen in their community as well as helping other communities to begin a new program.
  • Secure a host location. This could be a church, community center, office suite or any appropriate place to hold your class. Getting a local church involved to host the class will often produce additional support from that congregation as well.
  • Arrange transportation if the students would not be able to walk to the location. Volunteers should be assigned to escort both walkers and riders to class.
  • Assign volunteers to serve in needed positions: school coordinator, secretary, teachers, listeners, transportation helpers…there are many ways to serve, but these are the basic volunteer needs of each class.
  • Select a desired day and time for your weekly Bible Adventure/CIA class.
  • Joy El Ministries will then contact the District Superintendent to communicate the desire to offer Bible Adventure/CIA in your school.
  • Joy El Ministries will provide training for your volunteers.
  • Distribute permission forms to potential students.
  • Collect returned permission forms and prepare to start Bible Adventure/CIA.
  • Begin your very first Bible Adventure/CIA class!