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       ...by getting Involved!

                        


Encourage those you know to JOIN THE WALK!

Your endorsement of KidTrek is HUGE!

There are so many of us already contributing and participating in multiple ways to reach families in crisis...if you believe in KidTrek's strategy, will you join us?

Send your friends/family to this page where they can use the tools below to not only get informed for themselves, but to also get involved in what we, you and me, are doing.

Steps to Getting Involved:

BUILDING AWARENESS

MOVED BY CAUSE

GENERAL INTERACTION

KIDTREK AWARENESS

KIDTREK PARTICIPATION

KIDTREK ENGAGEMENT

KIDTREK OWNERSHIP

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS



  • BUILDING AWARENESS
    Before you can do anything, it is important to first know something about the cause. Some questions and/or things to consider before beginning:
    • What do you know...or not know?
    • Are you aware of families in crisis living in your own community...why or why not?
    • If not, read a book on the subject...better yet, read Scripture on the subject...what does God really think about this matter?
    • As a result, become more aware there are kids lacking proper nurturing in your community and...
    • Realize the need for building intentional, long-term relationships with kids in community


    Contact Wanda Parker to share with him additional ways you believe someone may build awareness about this important cause.

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  • MOVED BY CAUSE
    The next step, after awareness of the need is to be moved by it's need. Some signs this may be happening, and you are preparing to get more involved are you become:
    • Emotionally moved after hearing plight of a family in crisis
    • Moved for the apparent need to pray for families in crisis
    • Moved by the need for you to get more involved in reaching families in crisis
    • Moved for a desire to attend a Conference on this topic so as to learn more


    Contact Wanda Parker to share with him additional ways you believe someone may become emotionally moved by this important cause.

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  • GENERAL INTERACTION
    The next step, after being emotionally moved by the need, is to begin to get involved on a general level. Some signs this may be happening, and you are preparing to get more involved are you:
    • Visit a homeless shelter
    • Volunteer at a local after school program on occassion
    • Visit a prison
    • Begin praying for familiies in crisis
    • Invite a family to church
    • Join a "group" related to families in crisis
    • Develop a personal connection with a family in crisis from your own community
    • As a result, begin to learn REAL needs, verses FELT needs of a family
    • Begin to think critically regarding meeting the needs of a family in crisis


    Contact Wanda Parker to share with him additional things you believe someone can do to have more general interaction with this important cause.

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  • KIDTREK AWARENESS
    After moving through the above steps, you will become aware of many ministries reaching families in crisis in America...one of them being KidTrek. Some signs this may be happening, and you are preparing to get more involved:
    • Visit our website (like now)
    • Attend a Conference KidTrek has a booth or is leading a workshop
    • Attend a KidTrek presentation

    Contact Wanda Parker to share with him additional things you believe someone can do to become more aware of KidTrek's mission.

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  • KIDTREK PARTICIPATION
    After moving through the above steps, there is a chance you will get more connected to our vision, with a desire to participate on some level with our mission. Some signs this may be happening, and you are preparing to get more involved:
    • Pray specifically for KidTrek's mission
    • Volunteer to help with specific needs
    • Visit our blog: KidTrek: Sunday Plus
      Tell your friends and family this is where they can learn of the passion (and philosophy of ministry) behind the strategic plan to reach families in crisis.
    • Financially support KidTrek staff
    • Financially support KidTrek's mission
    • Forward e-newsletter onto those you know...invite them to join The Walk with you.


    Contact Wanda Parker to share with him additional things you believe someone can do to participate in KidTrek's mission.

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  • KIDTREK ENGAGEMENT
    After participating in KidTrek's mission for a while, you may desire to get more engaged than merely volunteering or writing a check on ooccassion. Some signs this may be happening, and you are preparing to get more involved:
    • Adopt, and pray for, a KidTrek family...that is, get engaged, hands on, in the life of a family at a local KidTrek Associate Center
    • Sign up to be a resource...be proactive and get engaged with minsitry through providing neede resources through gifts, talents, skills and/or funding
    • KidTrek Presentation: House Party 1
      Contact Wanda Parker about your desire to host a KidTrek presentation in your home with people who you know would love to hear about KidTrek and join The Walk with you and me.
    • Facebook: Causes
      Visit KidTrek's Facebook: Causes page. Sign up and join our effort to equip the church to reach families in crisis.its free! Invite friends and family to join the cause and learn how they may make a difference in reaching families with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    • Share Appeal Letter
      When KidTrek's monthly appeal letter comes in the mail, copy it and share with those you know.


    Contact Wanda Parker to share with him additional things you believe someone can do to show they have begun to be more engaged in KidTrek's mission.

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  • KIDTREK OWNERSHIP
    If you have done, or are doing, the above steps, you may find yourself becoming protective, if not passionate about KidTrek's mission. If this is the case, some signs you are preparing to move into ownership of KidTrek:
    • Share Your Passion
      How is KidTrek's mission/cause becoming your own? Do you have a special sphere of influence in which you may advocate for families in crisis which resonates with KidTrek's mission? Share this passion with others, and help connect them to KidTrek's mission
    • KidTrek Presentation: House Party 2
      Contact Wanda Parker about your desire to not just host a KidTrek presentation in your home, but to actually give the presentation yourslef...sharing your own stories of how this minsitry is not just impacting the families...but you as well!

    • Become an active advocate on behalf of KidTrek's mission
    • Promote KidTrek to church leadership of own accord
    • Gets church leadership from specific community together for a KidTrek presentation
    • Regularly invites a family in crisis into own home..treated as true friends/family
    • Encourage other church families to adopt families from community


    Contact Wanda Parker to share with him additional things you believe someone can do to show they have begun to own KidTrek's mission.

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  • VOLUNTEER PROJECTS:
    • Appeal Letters
      If you live locally in Southern California, we need help each month with the folding, stuffing, stamping and mailing of our appeal letters; contact Wanda Parker regarding your desire to help with this very important project.


    • Meals
      If you live in the Pasadena area, near Fuller Seminary,every Training also provides Associate Ministries meals.this can be a real stretch for KidTrek's limited staff to juggle the training as well as meal preparations..


    • Training Manuals
      Each participant receives a 650 page Director's Manual and a 500 page Staff Manual.this is a major undertaking the weeks leading up to a training.

      Send an email to Wanda Parker to indicate your desire to help and what opportunities there may be at that time.

    • Associate Ministries
      Contact a local Associate Ministry in your area to see how you may help; many Associates are running after school programs where they need help with tutoring, homework assistance and various other tasks around the Center.

      Click here to find a KidTrek Associate ministry near you. Contact the center directly if you would like to serve in a local center.



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