Mission Statement Making a difference in our community through Christian outreach in a fun and safe environment.

Purpose Statement Our primary purpose is to expand the knowledge of Christ among youth by setting a positive example and providing a safe place for recreation.

Vision Statement To be Washington's premier skatepark and recreational facility by providing each guest with a variety of activities in a friendly, affordable, Christian environment.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The End of A Season

It is with a sad heart that I announce that our season at Bethany Bible Church (now The Vine Church) has come to an end.

If you feel led to do so, please send a thank you card or letter to Pastor Scott Ritter thanking him for entrusting us with the facility.  A special shout out to John Bennett, Larry Holland, and Lanelle Beaulieu for helping us walk through the doors initially and resolving any issues that came up over the years.

The Vine Church
6214 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA 98028

It has been a beautiful thing watching Skate & Rec Night grow and change over the years.  Seeing kids come in and grow up and move on to high school and college as young men and women has been a life changing experience.  Watching our volunteer staff tirelessly dedicating their time and hearts to these kids is inspiring.

For those who wonder, "What's next?" I do not know.  God has a plan and we have to keep watching and waiting for that plan to unfold.

Stay tuned & God bless.

Monday, August 3, 2015

MAD Skates Update

MAD Skates and Rec Center will not be reopening Skate & Rec Night this Fall.  Due to me needing to step down from most of my key leadership positions, we do not have the staffing to effectively run the ministry this Fall.  We are hopeful to find additional leadership who can take over and bring Skate & Rec Night back stronger than ever this winter.

Here are our staffing needs:

1.       General Manager/Overseer – Someone to make sure everyone is doing their jobs.
2.       Dinner Organizer – Someone to plan dinners for the kids each week.  Can be as simple as ordering pizza and pop each week, or it can be lining up dinners to be brought in.  I have done it both ways.
3.       Volunteer Organizer – Someone to keep track of which volunteers are working which nights and making sure all vacations and illnesses are covered. As well as running background checks and checking references for new volunteers.
4.       Fundraiser – Someone to raise funds for the ministry. Grant writing.  Gathering items for raffles. Connecting with Taco Time and other local businesses for fundraising opportunities.

5.       Lead for Skate & Rec Night – Someone to be in charge on Monday nights.  Jeremy is willing to be the Lead every other week, so we can either get someone to be the Lead every week or every other week.

Thank you for being a part of this ministry.  We look forward to serving you and our community for many more years to come.