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 [...]
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 [...]
Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good. …
But the Lord is the true God, He is the living God and the everlasting King. Jeremiah 10:5, 10
Scarecrows are in the Bible! I just saw that this week!
Stuffed with straw [...]
Some of us strive for it before we are ready to handle it. Some of us shirk from it when we are responsible for it. Some of us reluctantly embrace it.
It’s not easy. Perhaps the older we get, the more experience we have in the trenches, the more we understand that truth. It’s not easy. [...]
We’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 [...]