KIM – Kids in Ministry SA

What if children started living with purpose and passion, embracing the role they need to play in their community? You can see this happen!

Are you frustrated by self-entitled, easily manipulated youth? Then, you can be the change!

What if children started living with purpose and passion, embracing the role they need to play in their community and stepping up to lead with compassion in a hurting society, a voice of reason in times of chaos.

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” – Stacia Tauscher

We create a safe environment for children to:

  • Discover their godly identity and intimacy in relationship with their heavenly Father.
  • Find healing and restoration in a world where parents are absent and hurting.
  • Be equipped to stand for good moral choices in modern society.
  • Be empowered to BE the change where they are.


“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

We have taken hundreds of children through this process since 2006. We have seen children’s demeanour change from shy and broken to confident, inspiring leaders. They take responsibility for their calling and purpose and step up to “Be the Change” in their community. We have seen how families and communities are impacted through this process. We have seen how churches and their children’s ministries explode with growth after they bought into the vision.

Influence a child’s worldview and morality and see families, schools, communities, cities and even nations change for the better! – Karen Massyn

The testimonies speak for themselves, life-change can happen in one moment that changes the trajectory of your life. I am one of these children!

As the cost of living rises, camping becomes a luxury, but the life-change stays a necessity! Change a life, sponsor a child or a leader. Our leaders put in leave to serve our children at these camps, help us bless them.

Join the Movement:

  • Sponsor a child.
  • Sponsor a leader.
  • Give your time to serve at a camp.
  • Engage in the process as church.
  • Giving towards resources for the camps.


Target Groups: Business people, Church Leaders
Influenced Countries: South Africa


KIM Camp consists of:

A Five-day themed camp includes a gift pack and projects to complete.

The content is crucial in establishing identity and purpose.

Other focus areas are leadership development and founding an excellent moral compass using Word-based principles.

We build relationships with the children for growth and impartation.

Our camping experience ends with an outreach project they must complete and give feedback on.

Each group then returns, building on the principles taught, growing and serving their churches and communities.

Training adult leaders:

To understand identity, purpose and discipleship for themselves and be able to teach it to others.

To be facilitators and small group leaders that build meaningful relationships with children for growth and impartation.

Local leadership involvement:

We aim to have a variety of churches involved in the camps, thereby impacting numerous communities.

Expected Outputs

One KIM camp per year is in Tshwane, one is in the Garden Route, and one is rolling out in Bloemfontein in 2025.

Sourcing and Booking:
  • Affordable Campgrounds for various sizes of camps. (Tshwane 400, Garden Route 50)
  • Bus services
  • Camp Resources
Raising Leaders:
  • Volunteers as facilitators and small group leaders on a ratio of one leader to 7 children.
  • Community and church involvement is vital in vision casting and raising leaders.
Funding Needed:

Sponsorships for children, giving all a fair opportunity.

Sponsorships for leaders. (Tshwane 120 leaders needed)

Leadership training:

All leaders will go through a rigorous vetting process.

Walking with wounded children.

Facilitation of the program.

Buy-in from various congregations:

Local churches take responsibility for the next generation through continuous investments and a follow-up process.

Expected Outcomes

We trust that children will understand:

That they are loved unconditionally by their heavenly Father.

They need to forgive and love themselves and others as Christ did.

That God planned them and has a purpose and calling for them.

Their relationship with God, standing firm on His Word, is the premise from which they lead.

Being God’s representative by living a life that will draw others to Christ.

They will step up to lead in their environment and be the voice of reason in times of chaos.

Expected Impact

Children having an impact on their familiesschools and communities by:

Living with purpose, boldness and passion.

Understanding their identity in Christ.

Living from a Word-based worldview and not from a place of entitlement.

Stepping up to lead when the norm is to be passive.

Showing love to all without prejudice or exception.

Living in Godly authority and compassion in ungodly circumstances.

Continuously finding comfort and healing in intimacy with God.

Meet the Team


Global Kids Ministry Director


Pretoria Program Director


Garden Route Program Director

Danel Verwey

Bloemfontein Program Director


Small group director


Worship Director

Anneke Rabie

Logistics and Safety

Mariska v d Meulen

Decor and Crafts

Reanca Olwage



Administration and Finance



Project Documentation

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