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This is what preteen leaders said about SuperStart this year —

By Becca Haines

The 2018/2019 SuperStart tour will make its final stop April 12-13 in Chicago, Illinois

It has been an amazing year of celebrating stories from God’s Kingdom workers. Many preteen leaders who have brought their students to one of the 12 SuperStart events across the U.S. have been thrilled with how the theme of  “Conquering Gargantor: Overcoming Obstacles to Share Your Story” has helped their young people develop skills to share their testimonies with others.


“It was amazing to see one of our students up on the stage. He only gets to come to church with us because his grandmother brings him. He really is just as genuine as he was on the stage. These moments we get to have with our students at SuperStart are meaningful and the kids are always moved by the experience.”
Amy McAllister, First Presbyterian Church in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.


“It was pretty loud in the van coming here – the kids were so excited! I got to sit by this fourth grader and I got to know her pretty well. They’re not teenagers and they’re not little kids, either. They love to have fun and they’re sponges – they love to learn new stuff. We take a picture every year at SuperStart and I line them up on the wall in my Sunday School classroom. The kids love to see those pictures. CIY has a reputation of excellence and they know kids. It’s always a fun time and we learn more about the kids and what they’re facing. The questions in the group setting opens up those learning opportunities.”
Becky Winstead, Cedar Ridge Christian Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.


“Our daughters grew up going to SuperStart and it’s been their favorite thing to do. It’s high energy and the cast on the stage relates to the kids so well. The kids really love it and stay busy the whole time.”
Shelly Williams, Springhill Baptist in Springfield, Missouri.


“Our church has sent groups to SuperStart for several years. They enjoy the trip, and it’s a lot of fun. They really liked the American Ninja Warrior demonstrations, and Korey Klein’s testimony was really good.”
Billy Kersh, Washington Avenue Christian in Amarillo, Texas.


“Our kids have had a great time. The SuperStart team has done a great job of keeping the kids engaged and making the Bible message applicable. Our small group discussions were great with the ‘Convos’ app – it’s nice to have that icebreaker and the kids seem to like passing the phone around. I’ve seen a couple kids who normally don’t want to talk open up and want to share their stories.”
Lauren Anderson, Southwood Baptist in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Learn more about SuperStart – CIY’s weekend conference for fourth, fifth and sixth graders – at