What Others are Saying

  • Pastor Hugo was amazed at the turn out and was beaming every time he saw the number of participants. He caught the enthusiasm of the people and asked when we could come back.
  • From Natalia in Ukraine:
    • “I never thought we could teach children like this”, and “These ideas are so helpful – I will begin using them immediately.”
    • Helped her to look at her ministry through the children’s eyes. Teachers in the center can focus on their children, she never thought to look from child’s point of view.
    • Never thought they could think, listen, and speak with God by themselves.
    • Never thought the 1 hour of SS was very important to give power to the whole week so they could think about God and his truth by themselves.
  • Saw from KidZ that it is possible and there is a need to change their attitude about children’s ministry.
  • Pastor Nicoli from Bograd: Likes how we are working with scripture, with children, on attitude and encouragement.
  • Pastor Ivan from Ozerne, Ukraine: “We need you to bring KidZ at Heart training here. We need to know how to teach these children to know who God is and how to listen to Him.”
  • “I have been to many seminars. This training makes everything so much more clear.”
  • “You are the first organization that has invested in our teenagers. Our teenagers attended children’s camps for years and are now wanting to pour back in to the kids. Thank you for letting them attend this training.”
  • “We have never had a training that told us we should focus on our relationship with God before teaching children. Thank you for the challenge.”
  • “It was such an encouragement to know that I have been trying to do the right things. And now I know why I need to do these things.”
  • I will … “utilize the techniques.” It … “reaffirmed many things.” “Thank you, there are no words, I am very thankful.”
  • “It was a marvelous gift from God.”
  • "For me it was an amazing blessing to be in this place and to take this course. Blessings to you servants of God, may God continue to use you."
  • “The training not only enlightens you about children’s ministry, but also challenges your individual walk with Jesus.”
  • “This program really does open up your mind to help children love Jesus and understand scripture.”
  • “I loved the practical nature of the training, where the actual principals being taught are used in the learning process.”
  • “This training is helpful because it teaches us to love the children and have compassion for them.”
  • “This training offered very practical ways in which to nurture a child in loving God and others, as an overflow of an authentic relationship with Christ.”
  • “It was fun and helpful and emphasized how vital children’s ministry is. I will gladly recommend it to other children’s workers.”

2017 Highlights

  • Conducted an exploratory trip to Cambodia to see about the potential of trips there in the future.
  • Conducted a first KidZ at Heart trip to Ukraine and to Saltillo, Mexico.
  • Officially licensed 21 trainers in El Salvador to teach the Teacher Certificate Modules.
  • Signed MOU with Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador to further solidify partnership in training children’s ministry workers in El Salvador.
  • Trips to Nepal, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Honduras, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, South Africa, Zambia, Mexico, Cambodia, El Salvador.
  • Licensed training material for trips to Haiti and Nepal.
  • 700 trained in 13 countries via short-term trips
  • Another 450 trained in El Salvador, Uganda, South Africa, and Malawi via our in-country licensed trainers.
  • First groups of training participants to complete all 8 modules of the Teacher Certificate in El Salvador and in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Transferred Intranet from Microsoft SharePoint to Google Drive/Docs in an effort to maintain functionality, increase ease of use and reduce cost.

Opportunities / Items in Process

  • Completing short-term trips in 2018 to: Nepal, Ukraine, (Manzanillo) Mexico, Uganda, Honduras, Tanzania, (Saltillo) Mexico, Zambia, Malawi, Moldova, Romania, and Nicaragua.
  • Licensing training material for training in Haiti where a group of around 15 principals will be certified as license trainers of the Teacher Certificate Modules so they can train their teachers.
  • Looking at additional short-term trips to Ecuador, Kenya, Colombia, Thailand, Turkey, and Myanmar.