Continue to meet with your pastor throughout the rest of the planning process. We have provided the following Pastor Resources page to help guide both you and your pastor as decisions are made.
Upon receiving that application, Master Clubs will send your FREE Director's Kit.
The Club Director should start by going through the Training Guides to gain a better understanding of the program before he begins recruiting.
Recruit Department Directors, a Game Director, and a Club Secretary first. Meet with them to plan your calendar year and training dates. Then begin recruiting other leaders. We suggest a ratio of one leader to every six students in the classroom, although they may have ten to twelve Clubbers on their role book.
Use the materials in the Director's Kit to set up a display in the lobby for families to view. Use the Master Clubs Invitation Brochures to promote Master Clubs to your community. (One pack of fifty will be included in the Director's Kit.)
This does not need to be a dedicated room. Depending on the size of your Club, it could be a closet or even a filing cabinet. Consider using the Master Clubs MasterLink software for record keeping in your Club.
Train all leaders using the Master Clubs Training Guides which are included in the Director's Kit or schedule a live training session by calling our office at 800-451-5023.
Give parents opportunities to pre-register their children before or after several services prior to your first night of Club. At the registration table, parents can purchase supplies for their Clubbers and pay any other fees. When pre-registration is adequately planned, it makes the first night of Club go much smoother for leaders, parents, and Clubbers.
We suggest ordering additional Membership Guides, Student Packs, uniforms, and the first three awards for each Clubber in each book. Each leader will need a Leader Guide or extra Student Guide.
Do this the week before your Club begins so you and your leaders can think through each step of the evening. Your leaders should rotate on the same schedule that they will the next week. This simple "walk thru" may reveal potential traffic flow problems in a hallway or restroom.