KidZ at Heart Newsletter

KidZ at Heart Newsletter - November 2017  

"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others." 2 Timothy 2:2 

From Gordon & Becki

Whenever Scripture talks about knowing God, the word “know” suggests much more than an intellectual cognition of facts. In the same way, the Christian life is far more than abiding by a set of rules or principles for daily living.

While most of us know these two statements to be true about our own relationship with Jesus, adults are too quick to take the heart out of the gospel for children and replace it with a set of facts to believe and standards by which to live. In Jesus’ day, people who taught this were called Pharisees.

It is critical that we change how we (parents, schools, churches) teach children faith. We must focus on nurturing the child’s spiritual formation. Read more.

Spiritual Formation in the Church

Learn how genuine spiritual formation can take place in our churches. Knowing that we can never take people to places we’ve never been, this conference will challenge leaders in their own formation as they consider how formation can occur in children, students, and adults. KidZ at Heart President and Co-Founders, Gordon and Becki West will lead Connecting Children with God. Read more.

Looking for Adventure Summer 2018? God’s Got a Great Itinerary for You!

You can join a KidZ at Heart cross-cultural team and make an impact on young lives for matter what your experience level may be! Or we can design a trip specifically for you. KidZ takes care of the details and guides your team through the steps required for success and safety. Choose from 30 countries for your summer 2018 short-term mission trip, including, among others:

  • Moldova: August 22 - September 1, 2018
  • Zambia & Malawi: August 26 - September 17, 2018
Get started today!

Next Steps in Certification

We’re thrilled to announce that the entire coursework for the KidZ Ministry Teacher Certificate has been completed. As part of the KidZ Ministry Certification Program, the Teacher Certificate provides attendees with a sense of accomplishment as they learned key and culturally-relevant truths about how children learn, how to create an effective lesson, and how to make space for children and God to connect.

In addition, all of the training material for this certificate is translated into Spanish, making it completely available to our KidZ at Heart licensed trainers in El Salvador. And they are now beginning the certificate training in Nicaragua. What a blessing!

Pumpkin P.I.E.

In Matthew 9:35-38, Jesus makes two comparisons. Those of us living in the city may not relate that well to the first – a shepherdless bunch of sheep, but with pumpkins piled high in our supermarkets, we can surely visualize a harvest scene. Let someone draw a pumpkin on a large sheet of paper – or paste a picture or illustration in the center. Neatly print PRAY FOR HARVESTERS across the top and then invite everyone to print the name of a spiritual harvester they know about on a bright, ‘sticky’ note and put these around the pumpkin on your poster. Read more.

2018 National Conferences

Sure, KidZ at Heart trains people internationally in children’s ministry, but where can you experience KidZ at Heart in the U.S.? Catch our same great training at children’s ministry conferences across the nation. Plan to visit the conference location nearest you to pick up ideas and insights that bring kids into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Look for our logo and stop by our booth. We’d love to meet you!

You Can Join the KidZ at Heart Community

Combine your experience and passion with the cause of equipping people to reach and teach kids for Christ within their own culture. View openings in careers, volunteer positions, and internships.

Stay Connected

KidZ at Heart has a specific Facebook page dedicated to each country where KidZ training is used such as Romania, Nicaragua, and Nepal. Receive team updates as they prepare to go and see real-time news and photos while the team is training in-country.

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