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Leaders In Training has an unwavering commitment to make disciples of all nations. Our process is being used to reach and disciple thousands of children every week in the United States and internationally.
We are steadfastly committed to reach children with the Gospel and train them to be servant-leaders in the church today. Find out how Leaders In Training can serve you in discipling children, both in your local community and internationally.
 
 
 

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Richard Cervantes, Student

 
“It was the service opportunities and teaching about
spiritual gifts that prepared me for a life of service. “
 
 
 
Nehemiah Kids (N.K.) and L.I.T. (Leaders In Training) offer discipleship resources that reach children and their families with the Good News of Christ.
Our proven discipleship materials develop adult leaders who disciple children and equip them for ministry within your church and local community.


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I remember the first time I allowed preteens to serve in children’s church at my church. At the time, we were meeting in the gym. We had a stage set up in the corner where the automated Children Servingprojector screen was hanging. We would lower the screen right above the stage and project the words to the worship songs on it. That first Sunday, I was anticipating great things from the preteens. As the service kicked off, everything was going well. Then, I saw two of my preteen leaders in training running back and forth behind the stage. You know the rest of the story…the kids sitting in the service were focused on the girls going back and forth, like watching a basketball game. The children in attendance saw nothing except these two young ladies running back and forth. Out of frustration, I finally caught up with the girls and questioned, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” They told me, “We are helping.” I got a little angry at them for being a distraction from the service like they were. Then it hit me—it was MY fault. I never told them what I expected of them or gave them any form of on-the-job training. From that point on, I would sit the whole group down and explain my expectations. We would go through step-by-step what I expected of them. The amazing thing is that I saw them step up to the task like I had never seen before. Here are four steps to successfully train and equip children and preteens for ministry:

 

  1. Write out a job description. Don’t assume that they know what is expected. Give them a detailed list of your expectations.Sign Up Bar
  2. Give them on-the-job training. Kids can do amazing things when taught. It is a joy to see the kids running the sound system at my church. The leader can stand on the stage and tell them to turn on music or a microphone, and they can readily do it.
  3. Don’t be afraid to give them a more difficult job. Kids can do a whole lot more than greet at the door or pass the offering plate. Give them responsibility with high expectations. Yes, they can run the computer check-in at your church when properly trained…ours did.
  4. Match the job with their spiritual gifts. Each believing child is gifted by the Holy Spirit. This means they don’t have to wait to serve. They have a calling to serve now. Give them a spiritual gift test, and then plug them into your ministry according to their spiritual gifts.
Confucius says, “Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.”[1] The children’s pastor at my church said, “Wednesday evenings will be our time to train our kids to serve on Sunday mornings.” They did it right. They determined what they needed and decided to train the kids of the church to fill all the leadership positions, and it’s working. It is believed that Samuel was 12 years of age when he had responsibilities in the temple. The exciting thing for us is that we can plug the children in our churches into ministry, and it will be life changing for them as they discover God’s purpose for their lives.

 

 

[1] Robby Gallaty, Growing Up: How to be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples. (Nashville: B & H Publishing, 2013).

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Leaders In Training combines intentional discipleship with training for ministry. Children find purpose and identity in the body of Christ through ministering using their spiritual gifts.
 
 
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Life Changing

 
“L.I.T. has impacted our family in ways that are unmeasurable. We have seen children as young as second grade step out in faith. You have to be in it to see what happens.”
 
 
 
 
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Leadership

 
We believe equipped leaders make a huge impact on the lives of children. Therefore, we have become strategic in challenging leaders to model for children the Christian faith, and we give them a weekly guide to equip children within their groups.
 
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Family

 
We believe that parents are the primary spiritual influence on their child’s life. However, many families do not know where to begin. The L.I.T. and N.K. daily devotionals provide a tool for families to help develop their child’s personal walk with Christ and teach them to have a Christian worldview.
 
 
 
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