Submitted by Julian Ciach (Director of Digital Ministry at Bromley Road Baptist Church)

The esports micro-grant we received from CBOQ has been a great blessing! With the grant we were able to build relationships within the youth in new ways at our church.

We purchased a Nintendo switch, controllers, and games that have allowed us to connect with the youth differently than before. The competition that we get into when gaming always ends in laughs. Relationships are built with gaming. Older kids will often teach the younger kids how to play, and playing can be a good way to connect for those who are normally on the quieter side. It encourages conversation and keeps the good times going.

Through gaming we’re able to make our youth room a space our students want to be in – even outside of youth group.