This summer, twelve teens and young adults are taking the Gospel to the city.

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Impact Hope is a highlight of the ministry of Hope for Kids every summer, and we can't wait to kick off Impact Clubs this year! Impact Hope is an outreach opportunity for young Hope for Kids volunteers to get involved and make an impact within their community.

Impact Club Training (ICT) is an intense week long training program for Christian youth. This year, this training week will be held from June 25-30 at First Baptist Church in East Longmeadow. Through the training school experience, teens will develop their leadership abilities, stretch their faith, and experience God at work in their own hearts and lives. This is a packed week for our "ICTers"! By the end of the week, they will be well-prepared for the following weeks of inner-city outreach: teaching Bible lessons and Scripture verses, leading songs and games, and performing skits. They will be equipped to engage with the kids we will reach, build lasting relationships and share the Gospel, ultimately leading children to Christ. 

Impact Clubs will take place in Springfield throughout the months of July and August 2018. Everything our team will learn at ICT will be put into practice as we meet children right where they are: in city parks, housing projects and shelters. This year we will be covering new territory near the Hope for Kids Den in Indian Orchard, laying the foundation for brand-new relationships that will be built on throughout the school year! During five consecutive days of two-hour clubs at each location, kids who have never even heard of Jesus will connect with our team through games, snack time, and an action-packed lesson time, ultimately having a chance to accept God's gift of salvation.

Through genuine relationships and the power of God's Word, the Impact Hope program is an extremely effective way to connect children to the ministry of Hope for Kids and begin discipling them in their new relationships with Christ.

If you would like to get behind what God is doing in Springfield this summer, please check out the link above. There are a variety of ways for you to be on Team Hope this summer, from serving a meal at training camp to donating snacks and games for clubs in the city. If you feel led, you can even share this webpage with your church!