Cedarville University recently hosted more than 2,000 children for Junior Jam, a program that uses games and hands-on activities to teach biblical principles in a fun way.
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by Public Relations Office
April 18, 2003
Cedarville, Ohio - Cedarville University recently hosted Junior Jam, a program that uses games, hands-on activities, and opening and closing rallies to teach biblical principles in a fun way. This year approximately 2,600 children and leaders from 154 churches spent the day learning about "The Great Escape: Make a Run For It."
Programs encouraged the children to think about things from which they need to escape. At five different activity stations, children learned lessons such as running from lying to truthfulness, running from anger to self-control, and running from sin to a personal relationship with Jesus. "The children all appeared to have a great time," said Director of External Relations Janice Supplee, who coordinated Junior Jam. "There was incredible excitement during the opening and closing programs in the chapel."
About 400 volunteers helped to make the day a success. Crystal Cave, a sophomore psychology major from Springfield, served as a counselor. "Overall, I think that the activities did a perfect job of relating a valuable lesson to the children," she said.
Dan Brewin, a senior youth ministries major from Shamong, N.J., worked as a small group leader. "I had an awesome time just getting to know the kids and having fun with them. It's both humbling and exciting to know that in some way I've influenced the kids in my group for eternity," he said.
Cedarville will host an identical Junior Jam program Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003. The addition of a second Junior Jam date comes in response to the increased interest that youth groups have shown in this event. For more information, call 1-877-CEDARVILLE or visit www.cedarville.edu/juniorjam.