• We run Bible clubs at the noon lunch break, during nutritional breaks and before and after school once per week. We have a five year curriculum that covers major Bible themes with the focus of each lesson on biblical morals and virtues. Salvation is raised as it naturally comes up in the story being taught. We are careful not to coerce children into making decisions but encourage them to talk to the club leader after club is over.

• All children who attend clubs must have submitted a parental permission form. To respect the rights of all Canadian citizens the consent of a child’s parent(s) or guardian(s) is an absolute necessity.

• We currently have 55 clubs operating within the jurisdiction of six regional school boards in the cities of Paris, London, Sarnia, Stratford, Tillsonburg and Woodstock, and throughout the counties of Bruce, Huron, Perth, Lambton, Kent, Essex, Middlesex, Oxford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk.

• Our vision for the future is to see clubs in every county in Southwestern Ontario.

Christian Service Centers of Canada Inc. (CSC) (operating as Key Bible Clubs) is a registered charity. All funding of our programs comes from individuals and local churches. All gifts are receipted as charitable donations.

• Our staff includes 37 club leaders, 33 club assistants, a Chief Operating Officer, an Operation’s Assistant, a Financial Officer and a Recruitment Officer. Our office is located in Arva (five minutes North of London).

Christian Service Centers of Canada Inc.(CSC) was formed in 1948. It grew out of a movement in Michigan that first worked on military bases (thus the name “Service Centers“) and later began children’s ministries.

• In 1948 the ministry took the form of a traveling children’s ministry holding church meetings, camps and Vacation Bible Schools. At that time Don Gorrie, a Bible College student, was teaching religious education in the public schools of Oxford County. He challenged CSC with the need for Bible teaching in the schools and CSC took up the challenge.

• From 1948 until 1990 CSC conducted religious education classes in public schools for a number of different school boards. They were also active running as summer camps and daily Vacation Bible Schools. CSC ministered from Sarnia to Ottawa, with most of the classroom work being done in Southwestern Ontario. In 1968 almost 10,000 children were being taught religious education in public school classrooms.

• In 1970 CSC’s classroom ministry in Waterloo County ended, when that school board banned religious education by third party, or outside, groups. The club format was developed for schools when religious instruction was banned in the classroom.

• From 1970 until 1990 CSC focused on the classroom work in Oxford and Norfolk Counties.

• In 1990, when the Ministry of Education ended all “indoctrinational religious education” in the classroom, CSC turned it’s full attention to this new club format which became known as Key Bible Clubs (KBC). This is the name we now use in all our public presentations.

• It costs approximately $2400 per year to staff and run a club.