Saga Staff Applications!

Saga Summer Camp Staff Applications are ready!  If you are interested in working with an incredible team of people, running low cost Summer camp for children and youth in Clarkson Village, than please fill out and send us your application, with cover letter and resume, by February 15,2019.

Saga Staff Application 2019

Nerf War – Friday January 11, 2019

 What: Nerf War! 

When: Friday January 11, 2019

Who: Anyone grades 6-12 (Bring your friends!) 

Drop Off:  Clarkson Community Church, 5:30pm.  At 5:45pm we will leave for Battle Archery.  For pickup, we will be arriving back at Clarkson Community Church Around 9:15pm. 

Cost: $30 – includes ticket and transportation 

What to Bring: Running shoes, water bottle, snacks, clothes you can run in 

Contact Info: Ryan McKerlie – 647.802.0171  

Return forms and money to Ryan McKerlie by Tuesday January 8th 2019.

Please Click Here for permission form.

Thursday November 29, 2018 – Christmas in the Village starts 6:30 PM

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Junction Weekend Retreat – Friday November 30 – Sunday December 2, 2018

What: Junction Weekend Retreat

Begins: Meet at Clarkson Community Church at 6pm, Friday Nov. 30
Ends: Clarkson Community Church – 4pm on Sunday Dec. 2

Who: Anyone grades 9-12 (Bring your friends!)

Cost: $65 

What to Bring:

We will be spending time outdoors, so you will need to bring warm clothes and shoes suitable for running, walking, hiking, etc. Also make sure to bring a Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Bible, toiletries, towel, and your favourite snacks and games.

Contact Info: Ryan McKerlie – 647.802.0171

Return forms and money to Ryan McKerlie as soon as possible, there is limited space.

Please click here for permission form.

Spin Wonderland – Saturday Oct 13, 2018

What: Canada’s Wonderland! 

When: Saturday October 13, 2018

Who: Anyone grades 6-8 (Bring your friends!) 

Drop Off:  Clarkson Community Church, 8:45am.  At 9am we will leave for Canada’s Wonderland.  For pickup, we will be arriving back at Clarkson Community Church Around 6pm. 

Cost: $40 – includes ticket and transportation (bring extra money for lunch). $10 for season ticket holders.

What to Bring: Money for lunch, water bottles, sun screen, warm/weather appropriate clothes 

Contact Info: Ryan McKerlie – 647.802.0171  

Return forms and money to Ryan McKerlie by Thursday Oct. 11th, 2018.

Please click here for permission form.

We are Hiring a Children’s Director

At Clarkson Community Church we are looking for someone with a love for kids to be our next Children’s Director. Between our Summer Camp, Saga Kids Club and Sunday Mornings we have lots of kids we are connected with and we are hoping to find the right person to lead them into the future.

The Children’s Director will work within the mission and vision of the church to provide ministry oversight to children from birth to grade 5. Through leadership, discipleship and programming the Children’s Director will work across our Saga Sunday, midweek and Summer Camp programs to see children fulfil God’s call on their lives to:

Live By Faith, by teaching children the Biblical story, allowing them to hear about the love of God, come to faith in Christ, and live out their faith in all areas of their lives.

be Known By Love, by developing deep and meaningful friendships between adults and children, within the church and neighbourhood, as they learn about and experience the kingdom work of serving one another in love.

become a Voice of Hope, by teaching children and their families to see life beyond themselves, and share the hope of Jesus with others through their lives, their actions and their words.

And to do this through…

  • Getting to know and caring for children and engaging their needs,
  • Providing welcoming and caring environments for children and families of all ages, abilities and status,
  • Building relationship within families, and between church and neighbourhood families,
  • Identifying curriculum and content that shapes and forms children in the way of Christ,
  • Forming, training and equipping teams of volunteer leaders.

Job Requirements:

  • A life informed by your christian faith,
  • An understanding of and experience with children, their development and how they learn,
  • A desire to engage neighbourhood families in the story of Jesus,
  • A desire to work with and resource parents and families for discipleship within the family,
  • An ability to work in a team environment,
  • Self-motivation and initiative that leads to effective ministry
  • A passion for evangelism and showing God’s love to the neighbouring community,

Valuable skills

  • Communication, time management, teaching, and a valid drivers licence
  • Ability to assess needs, create goals and follow through with implementation
  • Experience in encouraging, motivating and supporting volunteers,
  • Experience with the development or selection of teaching curriculum for children.
  • Experience in Christian Camping or appropriate education is beneficial
  • Experience in caring for and developing support systems for children with exceptionalities,

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Discipleship relationships with children, seeking to encourage connections between children, leaders and parents across the church and community.
  • Program development for Sunday morning and midweek Saga programs (Thursday), ensuring relevant, engaging and age appropriate content.
  • Leadership development through supervision, mentoring and coaching of leaders to work with and care for children, ensuring they are resourced and equipped for ministry
  • Administration through ensuring that communication, organization and administration are in place to support the discipleship, programming and leadership of Children’s Ministry.
  • Summer Camp support, particularly for Day Camp by working alongside the Family Pastor to ensure an engaging and effective Camp.

In addition to these primary responsibilities, the children’s director will also

  • Recruit, Screen, Train, Schedule and Empower volunteers
  • Work as part of the Pastoral team to provide care & discipleship for children and their families

(please click here to see the Job Description, which has more information on these responsibilities

Reporting:

Support and accountability will be provided by the Family Pastor, with the support of key Saga leaders

Hours:

This is a full-time, permanent position.  Start date is planned for the fall of 2018.

The Children’s Ministry Director will be expected to participate regularly in the life of the church.

In addition to Sunday mornings and one evening during the week, the applicant will be expected to participate in pastoral team meetings and maintain regular office hours at the church.

While we will review all resumes, we will only contact those we intend to interview.  Applications will remain open until we fill the role. A cover letter and resume can be sent to:

office@clarksonchurch.ca

with the subject line “Clarkson Church Children’s Director”

or

Chartwell Children’s Director
c/o Tammy Pierce
Clarkson Community Church
1880 Lakeshore Rd. West
Mississauga, ON
L6J 1J7

Junction Jays Game – Thursday August 9, 2018

 What: Blue Jays Game! 

When: Thursday August 9, 2018

Who: Anyone going into grade 9- just graduated grade 12 (Bring your friends!) 

Drop Off:  Clarkson Community Church, 4:30pm. At 4:45pm we will be leaving for the go train. For pickup, we will tell the youth to call when we know what train we’re on after the game.  Pickup will be on the south side of the Clarkson Go train Station 

Cost: $45 – Includes GO Train and Blue Jays Ticket (Cash or Cheques can be made out to Chartwell Baptist Church- Clarkson Village) or ($30 if planning on using presto and don’t need a GO Train ticket) 

What to Bring: Bagged dinner to bring into the game or money to purchase dinner.  Students are responsible for any food purchased at the game

Contact Info: Ryan McKerlie – 647.802.0171, Elysia Mair – 647.240.9810

Return forms and money to Elysia or Ryan before August 7th to sign up. (Only 20 tickets available so get your forms in fast) Thanks!

Please click here for permission form.

Fallsview Waterpark – Saturday June 16, 2018

 What: Fallsview Waterpark!

When: Saturday June 16, 2018

Who: Anyone grades 6-8 (Bring your friends!)

Drop Off:  Clarkson Community Church, 8:45am.  At 9am we will leave for Fallsview.  For pickup, we will be arriving back at Clarkson Community Church Around 6pm.

Cost: $45 – transportation, lunch, and entrance to the waterpark. (Cash or Cheques can be made out to Chartwell Baptist Church- Clarkson Village)

What to Bring: Bathing suites, forms, snacks for the ride there and back (optional)

Contact Info: Ryan McKerlie – 647.802.0171

Return forms and money to Ryan McKerlie by Sunday June 10, 2018.

Please click here for page 1 of permission form.
Please click here for page 2 of permission form.

Junction Summer Kickoff – Saturday June 9, 2018

 What: Junction Summer Kickoff – Toronto Islands! Exploring, Geocaching, Frisbee Golf, Spike Ball, Going to the beach, Ropes course, Mazes, Grounders, Photo scavenger hunts, good food and hanging out with awesome people.

When: Saturday June 9 2018

Who: Anyone grades 9-12

Drop Off/Pickup: Clarkson Go Station @ 8:40am Train leaves at 9:04  Pick-up @ 8:46 (If we’re on a later train we will have students call or text)

Cost: $30 – covers transportation and snacks. 

What to Bring: A bagged Lunch(nut free), money for dinner @ Spaghetti factory (suggested $20-30), clothes to explore in, hats and sunscreen, water bottle, picnic blanket if you want, and any books, frisbees, balls, things you might want for a fun day on the Island

Contact Info: Ryan McKerlie – 647.802.0171  

Return forms and money to Ryan McKerlie.

Please click here for page 1 of permission form.

Ultimate Ninja Warrior – Friday March 23rd, 2018

What: Ultimate Ninja Warrior course at Aspire Climbing!

When: Friday March 23rd, 2018

Who: Anyone grades 6 – 12 (Bring your friends!)

Drop Off: Chartwell Baptist Church-Clarkson Village, 5:30pm. At 5:45pm the bus will leave for Aspire Climbing. For pickup, we will be arriving back at Chartwell Baptist Church around 9:00-9:15pm.

Cost: $40 – includes the Bus and entry to Aspire climbing (climbing shoes can be rented for $4.52 if you wish) . (Cash or Cheques can be made out to Chartwell Baptist Church- Clarkson Village)

What to Bring: water, snacks, clothes you can climb in, indoor shoes.

Contact Info: Ryan McKerlie – 647.802.0171

Return forms and money to Ryan McKerlie by Monday March 19th, 2018. Online Waiver must be filled out in advance of events (Details below). Confirmation needs to be sent to Aspire by then to confirm our group. So get those forms in!

Please click here for permission form.  Thanks.