As I reflect on the short time I have spent with KidZ at Heart, it has already been impactful. What an honor to see the Great Commandment and the Great Commission uniquely manifested in a singular mission to reach the 2.3 billion children of the world. I have been so blessed to see God working through our beloved communities worldwide, as we train, partner with, and mobilize networks of leaders to nurture the spiritual formation of children. There is such a passion in the hearts and minds of so many pastors, parents, and adults worldwide to truly have deep and impactful relationships with the children in their communities. What an honor it is to come alongside them, training them in effective education, child development, and spiritual formation. We walk with our fellow community members modeling these things, so they will in-turn model them, effectively passing them on to the children.
It is an exciting time to have joined such an amazing and inspirational organization. As we look to the future, KidZ desires to create, grow, and expand these Local Training Networks in a healthy and self-sustaining way where their dependence is on a transformational relationship with Christ, not us. From this relational framework, we are already seeing rapid and healthy expansion in both existing, and eventually, in National Training Networks that span 40 countries. I am excited to see how God continues to stretch us personally and organizationally to prepare our global community to join him and his heart for the children here at home and worldwide.
I encourage you to stop for a moment. Be still. Taste and see that the Lord is good, and look for His mighty hand. I think you will see him working in the hearts and minds of the KidZ at Heart community, locally, and around the world. What an honor and a privilege!
How are you connected to the global Christian community of KidZ at Heart? What are God's next steps for you as you participate in nurturing great children in your community? How are you sharing these truths of spiritual formation for children with others? I'd like to process this with you. Feel free to contact me at (877) 778-5439, ext. 625.