Sonshine Clubs

Sonshine Clubs Children's Ministry

The Sonshine Club children’s ministry has been a blessing to the Springfield schools for over 29 years. 

Developed in 1993, The Sonshine Clubs began as a Saturday morning outdoor children’s ministry in Lincoln Park Circle.  By God’s grace, the ministry grew to a peak of 15 clubs as an after-school program of spiritual enrichment in elementary school buildings in two counties with dozens of volunteers.  More than 12,000 children received the gospel of Jesus Christ and age-appropriate bible education.

With the effects of COVID and the limited volunteers now available for this after-school ministry it is now time to transition Urban Light Ministries’ focus to supporting children through Care-It’s for Kids Ministry and building stronger families with Fathering Strong. 


Sonshine Club Kids

The Sonshine Clubs have a strong and rich heritage that can be leveraged to continue to reach local children and their families.  

Years of Experience


Children's Lives Touched

Awards Won

 Turning the hearts of children to the Heavenly Father

29 Awesome Years – Turning Kids’ Hearts to Christ