Way Club has been accepted into a highly competitive ministry incubator program called Co-Creators organized by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)!
Last week, the program kicked off with a 3-day conference. Our leadership team was able to meet other creative entrepreneurs who had a heart and passion for serving others. We also heard from dynamic speakers who encouraged and challenged our thinking around Way Club’s specific programs.
One question we had to respond to was: What are your non-negotiable values and how does that play out in your respective organization? I immediately thought of Ecclesiastes 8:15:
So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
One of the main pillars of Way Club and the one I intentionally lead with when talking about Way Club is recreation. I believe it is God’s desire for us to really enjoy life, and it is a value I strive to embed into Way Club’s culture. We live in a society where it’s easy for everyone, including myself, to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of life, and we forget to have fun!
This is no different for teenagers. They are so busy with school, projects, standardized tests, extracurriculars, and the pressures of deciding their future. That is why Way Club is dedicated to serve these young people, to facilitate opportunities for them so they can live life while enjoying every moment of it. We want to show our members that they can and should have fun in a safe and positive way.
ABHMS also believes in the idea to help teenagers grow recreationally, developmentally, and spiritually. To help us with our mission, ABHMS has given Way Club a $3,000 grant, bringing our fundraiser total to $8,475! Thank you, ABHMS, for helping us provide teenagers with opportunities to enjoy every moment of life.
It’s been only two and a half weeks since we’ve launched our first Way Club fundraiser and we are almost 15% of the way to our $60,000 goal. Whether it’s a donation of $25, $250, or $2500, every dollar matters! We need your help to reach our goal by July 1st. Once you make your donation, please share our fundraiser with your friends, family and network. Let’s help the teens of the Greater Philadelphia area find the joy that accompanies their toil.
-Monique Harrington, Founder of Way Club