As a young adult, I experienced great opportunities with college, new schedules, new co-workers, jobs, used cars, living on $25 for two weeks and lots of mac-n-cheese. Snail mail of love from home was a precious gift. That’s why our children’s ministry began serving our young adults 18-24 year olds who call the church I serve their ‘home church’ with monthly prayers and connections with Jesus Loves You Boxes.

Each fall and spring we invite parents and grandparents to register their young adults to receive a Jesus Loves You Box. When our CLUB345 and K2Club meets each month, we fill a priority mail box with goodies, or sign a Christmas card or postcard, and lay hands of blessing and prayers for each one.

The registration form: Let McEachern Kids send some love to your young adult this fall. If your son or daughter is between the ages of 18-24, we will reach out this fall to share the love of Jesus. Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

The form includes: Young adult’s name, mailing address, tell us something about them, allergies, person registering the young adult, and an optional donation to offset postage. Almost all registrations include a donation of some sort, but are not required. It’s part of my missions budget.

We include seasonal decorations, squishy and inflatable Jesuses, markers, office supplies, candy, and a gift card. Christmas cards went out in December with signatures written by students who participated in the Stuffed Animal Sleepover and a gift card. Gift cards have been RaceTrac (gas $$), Walgreens/CVS (office supplies; personal items), and Starbucks/Dunkin’ Donut (especially now that it’s cold). We even included this outreach as part of the kid’s active service on our annual Great Day of Service last Spring.

All of the small touches from a home church can go a long way to loving our young adults. Why children’s ministry? Why not! Next level? Invite a small group, Bible study, or Sunday school class to ‘adopt’ a registered young adult for a season. #2023goals

“Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.” Proverbs 20:11