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Shannon Nyange March 2019 Newsletter

By | 2019-03-13T13:39:32+00:00 March 6, 2019|Shannon Nyange: Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

Great Trainer Summit Uganda 2019

Great Trainer Summit Uganda 2019 Isaiah 42:6 – I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness. I will take you by the hand and keep you.

I'm excited to share with you some wonderful things that took place recently in Uganda. This past month a team of four KidZ at Heart staff members traveled to Kampala, Uganda to conduct a Great Trainer Summit training and meet up with our partnering school Kampala [...]

A 10-Year-Old Teacher

By | 2019-03-07T20:28:40+00:00 February 28, 2019|Carolina de Portillo, Staff Blogs|

Eddie, at the young age of 10, attended his first KidZ at Heart training. Honestly, the presenters were concerned that he might be a distraction for the other attendees. The adult leaders wanted to learn how to better help children fall deeply in love with Jesus, but why was Eddie there?

Little did they know.

You see, Eddie serves as a Sunday school teacher to a group of three-year-olds at the tabernacle in Chalatenango, two hours away from his home [...]

From the Inside Out

By | 2019-03-07T20:19:05+00:00 February 28, 2019|Gordon D. West: KidZ Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

Recently, we visited the growing KidZ at Heart team in El Salvador to conduct KidZ at Heart’s Great Trainers Summit, our training of trainers. While traveling in-country, we saw churches everywhere which helped us see why El Salvador considers itself to be a Christian country. Jesus has been proclaimed there for many years, yet we were saddened to hear the results of a recent survey.

This study revealed that 54.9% of all inmates currently in the prisons of El Salvador [...]

Celebrating Engagement in 2018

By | 2019-01-15T15:52:46+00:00 January 15, 2019|Janna Firestone: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

KidZ at Heart is a global Christian community.

As community members engage with the ministry, I want them to personally experience spiritual formation and feel compelled to passionately and clearly share KidZ at Heart with others.

With five new staff members and a fresh approach to communications, I'm already seeing this dream become a reality!

We all have a story.

As people come on staff, join a short-term trip, attend a training, or become a part of the KidZ at Heart community [...]

A Look at Content Development in 2018

By | 2019-01-15T15:50:19+00:00 January 15, 2019|Staff Blogs, Valorie Eddy: Blog Posts|

What a year this has been! It seemed like everything we worked to develop needed a huge learning curve.

Our work with Hope International University (HIU) has taught us a lot about what it means to take our in-person training material and create an on-line course. After many hours of work by our department and feedback from our colleagues at HIU, the course is in its final stage. The goal is to offer it for the first time during the summer 2019 session.

This was the year [...]

Development in 2018

By | 2019-01-15T13:03:24+00:00 January 14, 2019|Josh Rasmussen: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Another year of great growth! God has led KidZ at Heart staff and board members through a number of milestones as we help children fall deeply in love with Jesus.

KidZ at Heart is setting the stage to allow for a rapid expansion of knowledge and skills. Joan, a National Trainer for KidZ at Heart, provides training in remote areas throughout the year. She conducted one specific training for 22 teachers in Olievenhoutbosch, South Africa (a place unfamiliar to [...]

2018: A Year in Review

By | 2019-01-17T11:29:18+00:00 January 14, 2019|Gordon D. West: KidZ Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

This was a year of continuing to listen for and cooperate with God’s priorities for KidZ at Heart. To the best of our ability, our staff and board gathers regularly for a variety of spiritual practices, where we attempt to create space to be with and listen to God as a ministry team. You might think of it as creating a Tabernacle experience where we can spend time with God personally.

As we continued to follow those practices together in 2018, we saw God bring new [...]

What God Has Done in 2018 – International Ministries

By | 2019-01-14T17:49:54+00:00 January 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 [...]