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Heather Bielawski- STARS Director

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My role at SCYM as the director of the STARS program couldn’t be a more perfect fit! I am so excited that I have the privilege of sharing the love of Jesus with kids who may never have another opportunity to hear the Good News! I have always had a heart for children. In my […]

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Back to School But Not Yet Back to Normal

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The meaning of the word “normal” is something we are all trying to figure out the definition of these days. Last year’s normal looked like Girlpower girls sharing a healthy snack, Manpower and Wiseguys students learning about godly manhood, and STARS kids enjoying read-aloud time… all through a computer screen. These are not ideal circumstances […]

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Virtual Volunteers

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This past January, at our annual SCYM staff retreat and planning meeting, we were enjoying some great coffee while we prayerfully discussed what we wanted to accomplish in the upcoming year. One of our goals was to compile a video resource section for our webpage. We wanted to have this resource tab filled with videos […]

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“God’s Word is Never Quarantined”

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During this unusual time, let’s take a look at one of Gods “unusual ideas” of effective ministry. Enter: the Apostle Paul. Paul was sovereignly given, by the Lord, a mission and vision statement to reach every non-Jewish person in the world! Oh yeah, and to do that without a phone, car, or internet. What happens […]

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A Season for Planting

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I know that God brings growth to the seeds we plant and water, but sometimes a different kind of tree grows up than what we were thinking! That’s exactly what happened at SCYM this past fall. It was my first week on the job as Executive Director and one of the first things on my […]

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Eat dessert and support kids on April 8 + 9!

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The 2019 SCYM Spring Dessert is coming soon! Join us for this free annual event on Monday, April 8, or Tuesday, April 9, at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center. The Spring Dessert features an amazing buffet of desserts donated by area restaurants and bakers, along with stories and testimonies of Springfield kids. You’ll also learn about […]