D1:8 frequently hosts events to love, encourage, and teach their children in new ways
August marks our annual summer camp, where children meet at our center and enjoy games, interacting with others, building relationships, learning from leaders, and hearing about Jesus. After a year where the camp was limited by Covid in someway, we are looking forward to a full camp this year, God willing.
Every year in the month of March, we host our twin summits; B.L.A.S.T & I.M.P.A.C.T. As we divide into groups for girls and boys, we teach, mentor, and encourage these young people, specifically about daily issues they encounter. Our desire is to provide them a fun, safe, and helpful space for them to spend time with peers and wise leaders. We believe all young people have beautiful hearts and minds that we want to carefully guide and love to bring out them best in them.
Proverbs 21:20 says, “The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.” One of our biggest goals at D1:8 is to be cultivate a habit within children of financial stewardship and saving and investing skills. We believe our kids are “Young But Wise,” which is D1:8’s mantra. We challenge our kids to have a money box where they intentionally save for a year and decide what to do with the money, often donating it to other charities.
In the month of March every year, some selected children are taken through a discipleship program for a period of 12 weeks after which they are graduated and given bibles and certificates of participation. During this program, members are given the opportunity to give their lives to Christ. The discipleship program is opened to all members of the community at large.
Every year, typically in the month of May, D1:8 hosts an event that is centered around contemplation and prayer. This event is welcome to all and usually focused on our junior and senior high school students. We seek too further know the Lord and wisdom from Him.