Beliefs

KidZ at Heart International is an independent, non-denominational, registered 501(c)(3) Christian mission designed to equip people to reach and teach kids for Christ within their own culture. As such, we are consistent with the core beliefs of orthodox Christianity in both faith and practice. We welcome to our Board, staff, and volunteer team likeminded individuals who wholeheartedly commit to the same orthodoxy in both content of teaching and lifestyle. The following statement reflects, but does not exhaust, the extent of our beliefs.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He arose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,
and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.

Amen.

Core Values

The KidZ at Heart team is first and foremost a faith community seeking to grow together as a body of believers who are focused on listening for and responding to God's call on our lives and our ministry together. As such, we find these values to be ones we have in common:

We cherish children, because God cherishes children and desires to have a personal relationship with each and every child. Children are not just tools for the church to use to attract or evangelize adults; they have their own God-given value. Therefore, we are advocates for children and their need for love, respect, and nurturing as active members of God’s family within a faith community comprised of church and home.
Ministries have the most enduring impact when local church leaders own and contextualize them. Therefore, we work for and through local churches, equipping church leaders to more effectively evangelize and disciple children and nurture families. We connect North American churches with churches in various countries for rich partnership, fellowship, and mutual edification.
God's plan is for the faith community, comprised of church and home, to serve as the primary developers of faith formation in children; the church’s job is to promote and equip the family unit in this critical partnership. Therefore, our training assists the church in discipling mature adults in order that these leaders may be purposeful in living out their vital Christian lives before the children of their churches, homes, and communities.
We believe that ministry is best done in the context of the culture in which a person lives. Therefore, we do not seek to impose North American culture, structures, and “style” on others. We use only those materials and supplies readily available and affordable for the local church or family leader. We are creative and flexible as we help ministry leaders reach children in ways that are culturally relevant.
We believe that adults and children are most likely to develop spiritual values in the context of meaningful relationships. Therefore, our projects are designed to be ongoing, enabling KidZ “Team Leaders” to invest in personal relationships with key ministry leaders over their multiple-year commitments. Likewise, children’s leaders are equipped to go beyond teaching content to the transformational investment of their lives as they shepherd children and families.
Life-changing training must be relational, experiential, and relevant. Everything we do is designed to be reproduced (2 Tim 2:2), equipping multiple levels of church and family leaders to reach the children of their own homes and communities. We are not satisfied until children personally know, love, and follow Jesus.
We are responsible to be wise stewards of God’s resources, including skills, spiritual gifts, time, finances, and materials. Therefore, we continually evaluate the ministry, as we strive to provide the highest-quality equipping ministry in the most cost-effective manner. Our ministry objectives are primarily accomplished through gifted volunteers serving in their areas of passion and expertise and funded by individuals who have a heart for children and Jesus.

For More Information

Contact KidZ at Heart President Gordon West at (877) 778-KidZ (5439), ext. 509.

KidZ at Heart happy Uganda kids in KidMin, Missions, and Children's Ministry

"After the training, I started the ministry of children in our compound at home and now children come and gather there to be taught. I really love the job because kids keep increasing...thanks KidZ at Heart!"

Namwebya Irene, Uganda