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Online training helping a Jesus Club serve the community of Albury, NSW
Jesus Club Albury managed to go from planning to starting a club within two years, and while a pandemic was raging in Australia, thanks partly to Jesus Club's new Online Training!

Online Training helping a Jesus Club To Serve its Disability Community At Albury, NSW

Albury Jesus Club First Meeting Attendees


Starting any new ministry is never easy. But imagine starting one when a pandemic is raging in your country. 


In September 2020, Albury Bible Church was planning a Jesus Club for its community of people with intellectual disabilities (I.D.) when lockdowns and borders closures threatened to put the idea on ice.


In a time of limited movement, Jesus Club's virtual training and online facilitation came into their own and Albury Bible Church completed its orientation workshop online. Guided by a Jesus Club trainer, the club learned all about running a successful Jesus Club ministry, particularly the essentials of ministering and caring for adults with I.D., including behavioural management, safety concerns and Covid-related best practices.


The club also obtained early access to Jesus Club's extensive Resource Library with its vast selection of teaching modules for sharing God's salvation message in a meaningful way. 


Everything was in place for their soft launch in May.


On the first night, three members from two local churches - Cassie, Georgia and Jarred, attended, accompanied by six leaders. All three members had an impressive knowledge of their Bibles and were very eager; their enthusiasm only increased as the evening continued.


The members learnt from the Jesus Club foundational module, "What is a Christian?" and heard about God's and Jesus' love for them. They also learned that a Christian was someone who was friends with Jesus and listened to the story of another Christian called Peter.


The evening ended with members learning from Buddy sheets and making a beautiful craft, reminding them of the story of Peter, a friend of Jesus and a Christian.


Jesus Club Albury members looking so proud of their completed craft.
Jesus Club member and leader during Buddy group
Jesus Club leader teaching during Bible story time
Jesus Club leaders and members during Buddy Group time

Jesus Club Albury meets every second Thursday during school terms at LiveBetter Community Services. If you're interested in joining, please contact John Parry on 0419 950 529 or email johnparry01@outlook.com.


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