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Connected in Community. Really.

By | 2018-10-17T15:53:11+00:00 October 15, 2018|Josh Rasmussen: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

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 [...]

A Global Christian Community

By | 2018-10-15T14:46:17+00:00 October 15, 2018|Gordon D. West: Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

Why were 24 people cheering and clapping in El Salvador? Because we had just declared them part of the global Christian community called KidZ at Heart!

In El Salvador, we joined with Carolina de Portillo (Regional Director for Latin America) and Rocio Carcamo (National Trainer for El Salvador) and their team, as we conducted our first-ever Great Trainers Summit. Carolina and Rocio hand-selected 24 members from their current series of KidZ Ministry Teacher Certificate program trainings. This group received training and demonstrated their ability to effectively [...]

Janet Anthony ~ May 2017 Newsletter

By | 2017-07-30T08:08:07+00:00 June 6, 2017|Janet Anthony: Blog Posts, Janet Anthony: Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

My reminder from the Lord this month comes from Colossians 3:23…Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. It is easy to drift out of that truth into performing for peoples’ expectations. God has renewed my perspective. Does that verse challenge you as well?

Click to read my newest newsletter and see the new things God has given me to do for him with KidZ at Heart.

Janet Anthony May 2017 Newsletter

Pastor Hugo’s Joy in Training – El Salvador

By | 2017-03-13T17:10:25+00:00 March 5, 2017|KidZ Stories, Staff Blogs|

Sunday School Training in El Salvador A Typical Sunday School in El Salvador

A recent training event at the Evangelical University in El Salvador, hosted by Pastor Hugo, amazed him! He was impressed by the turnout and caught the enthusiasm of the people attending. He was beaming the whole time! As he talked to people independently, he heard over and over, “When can we schedule another conference for module 3 and 4? And then what about 5 and 6? [...]

Are you generous?

By | 2016-10-18T13:59:51+00:00 May 6, 2016|Gordon D. West: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

sharing heartWe’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the word “generosity” lately. Webster defines the word as “the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish, especially the willingness to give money and other valuable things to others.”

God says certain people can be identified by this trait: “But generous people plan to do what is generous, and they stand firm in their generosity” (Is 32:8). And generosity is actually a characteristic of godliness: “Light shines [...]

Why do you take teens and preteens on missions trips?

By | 2016-10-18T14:00:19+00:00 February 11, 2016|Gordon D. West: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

preteen.on.missionWe often ask leaders who are planning a youth, preteen or family missions trip, “Why do you want to take your young people on a missions trip?” And the answer is almost always the same: “Our young people need to learn to give.”

We don’t think that’s the right answer. In this context, we may actually be misleading our kids. It may be wrong to focus on [...]

HEY! UNTO YOU A CHILD IS BORN!!!! But who will tell the 2.3?

By | 2016-10-18T14:00:33+00:00 December 17, 2015|Gordon D. West: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Our family has a favorite Christmas story that we either watch or
Christmas-Pageant1read each year: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson. As the story begins, the pending doom is immediately clear:

The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers [...]

Look Back to Look Forward

By | 2016-10-18T14:00:54+00:00 October 15, 2015|Gordon D. West: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Father TimeThe Church has long been at the forefront of new ways to help and engage children and youth in order to give out the gospel and to better those kids’ lives. Here’s a thumbnail overview:

1700s: Child labor was common, many hours a day. Christians lobbied for shorter hours and rest for children. They then used children’s times of rest to teach them the Bible and to read/write/do [...]