Children & Families
(Building lives Around Sound Truth)
Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center’s goal is to develop healthy, bright and successful leaders through the BLAST program. Our purpose is to help children learn to succeed today, and to create a plan for success in the future. We assist children with homework, learning English, understanding the cultures around them, and creating healthy patterns of study, self-motivation, confidence, goal setting, adapting to cultural expectations and facing life challenges. Our BLAST program focuses on each child and their mental, social, physical and spiritual needs through monthly character-building themes like leadership, cooperation, honesty, kindness and more.
Similar to our BLAST program, our summer Blast is a continuation of the educational, Bible-based character building and leadership training program we offer during the school year. We meet 2 to 3 days a week during the summer for 6-10 weeks. By providing a safe place for the children ages K-5th. Summer BLAST aims to help the children of the community not lag behind in language and literacy for the upcoming school semester.
Separate from the Summer BLAST, as teams and volunteers are available, we schedule different sports camps, such as Soccer, Basketball, gymnastics etc. for different ages. These last approximately 1 -2 weeks. Summer lunches are also provided for those who qualify.
Teen Mentorship Program:
This ministry is adapting and changing with new staff and we will update this page when activities begin.
Family Empowerment Education (F.E.Ed)
Family Empowerment Education is one of our newest endeavors here at CNMC. Through this ministry we strive to equip the families with tools so they can be empowered to overcome the obstacles they face. We do this through group or individual classes. These classes range from finances, child safety, infant care and nutrition. The curriculum for the classes have been created with CNMC's mission and vision in mind as well as the needs of the community. Other organizations partner with us to provide these classes.
There are a number of ways in which we provide for families identified in the community with significant needs.
CNMC has a small emergency food pantry, children's clothes closet, diapers and partnerships with local businesses and nonprofits to provide other needed resources.