What Is Superstart?
Throughout the event preteens will encounter Christ through worship, interactive teaching and small groups – all of which are designed with their unique needs and maturity in mind. Preteens who attend SuperStart will leave the weekend with not only a great experience, but also the teachings and foundation to further amplify Christ’s call on their lives to become Kingdom workers.
The demand for preteen-specific ministry has continued to increase within America's churches over the past decade. Many of today's church leaders realize the importance of a purposeful discipleship tactic for young people in fourth through sixth grades. These preteens need more time, space and resources. They need teaching that is specific to their age group - not too young (or "boring," as they would say it) and not too old. CIY's SuperStart exists to help fill the void for this age group, and to come alongside the church in a fun, inventive way to reach students that are often overlooked.
We believe that preteens are one of the most unique age groups that we can minister to.
They're at an age where they're starting to take hold of core ideas for the first times in their lives - they're owning their own beliefs. They're moving away from the blanket acceptance of adult moral judgment to the development of their own personal values.
It’s natural for them to begin asking questions like: “What am I good at?” and “Where do I fit in?” Too often by lumping them in with children's or youth ministries those questions go unanswered.