Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts

What God Has Done in 2018 – International Ministries

By |2019-01-14T17:49:54-05:00January 14, 2019|Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

What Others are Saying

"Thank you for coming and I hope you come back soon.  I have been asked to be in charge of the Children's classes at my church.  You have given me so much information to use for my teachers.  Thank you."

"Thank you for coming.  As a Pastor I should know about all of the areas in my church.  I realize now just how little I know about Children's classes.  Now I can better help my teachers."

"These [...]

Co-Learning in Southern Africa

By |2018-10-17T15:51:53-04:00October 17, 2018|Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Hundreds of children's leaders--those trusted individuals with whom children have an ongoing relationship--gathered for training in various locations throughout Southern Africa.  These trusted leaders took their roles very seriously. They not only have ongoing relationships with children, they have a God-given responsibility to nurture these children within their own culture. Though faced with a lack of resources and training, they wanted to know the best ways to help children fall deeply in love with Jesus.

International Ministries Department – 2017

By |2018-01-27T19:27:34-05:00January 8, 2018|Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

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 [...]

The Perfect Gift – Nepal 2017

By |2017-04-11T11:54:43-04:00April 11, 2017|Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

This winter marks the second time a KidZ at Heart team visited Nepal. Lee Ruud, our KidZ at Heart Project Leader for Nepal, led a team in January of 2016. But, Lee reports, this trip in March 2017 was bigger and better! “Instead of training only in Kathmandu, the team held trainings in two locations this year!” Giving a first-time training in Pokahara, they taught 63 new students there!

During the second training in Kathmandu, 16 of the [...]

Operations & Mobilization Department – 2016

By |2017-01-18T18:21:36-05:00January 18, 2017|Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

While KidZ at Heart equips people to reach and teach kids for Christ within their own culture, what does that really look like? Hear from people around the world who have experienced KidZ training, like Chohledi from Mooketsi, “It is a wake up call, helped me a lot, my lesson will never be teacher-centered again, I will involve the learners.”

What Others are Saying

  • “The past 2 days have been an awesome, short, fruitful, and great experience and [...]

KidZ at Heart – now in Côte d’Ivoire!

By |2017-01-11T13:15:32-05:00December 28, 2016|Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Danielle joined her first trip with KidZ at Heart to South Africa and Uganda in July 2016 before taking KidZ trainings to Côte d'Ivoire in November 2016.

by Danielle Hood, KidZ Short-Term Team Member

I wanted to share with you about my trip to Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in November. We put together a training conference using the KidZ at Heart workshops. Friday, a day before the training, we met with five key children's leaders who currently oversee many churches [...]

Operations & Mobilization Department Looks at 2015

By |2016-10-18T14:00:27-04:00January 15, 2016|Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

School classroomKidZ at Heart is excited to announce our training materials are now used in 30 countries worldwide, including the United States. In 2015 alone, KidZ at Heart staff, volunteers, and short-term teams trained more than 1,300 children's ministry leaders internationally...which translates to an estimated 350,000 children impacted by KidZ at Heart in 2015.

Highlights of 2015

  • Successful trips to El Salvador (two trips), Cameroon, Moldova, Honduras, Tanzania, and India (36 team members, about 890 training participants, more [...]

Why are you saying no?

By |2016-10-18T14:00:43-04:00November 14, 2015|KidZ Stories, Pat McWhorter: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

By: Debbie Schroeder, Team Member to El Salvador and Project Leader to Haiti

Haiti child girl KidZ at Heart children's ministry missions kidminOur first KidZ at Heart experience was in February of 2014. I was so excited for this trip. I've always had an interest in children's ministry. So, when the opportunity to go to El Salvador with KidZ was offered by our church Faith Community Lutheran in Longmont, CO I jumped at the chance. Nanette Goings, [...]