Leader Testimonies

BlakeL.I.T.—Where Do I Start? by Blake Hayworth

L.I.T. Ministries changed my ministry to children for many years. I saw a lot of young lives transformed as we walked our kids through the material. Many of our students mark these years in their lives as truly life-changing and the most pivotal time and change in their walk with Christ. During these years, I saw children serve in areas where children would have never been asked to serve. When talking to a number of these students, I find they have continued their daily discipline of Bible study and serving. I have experienced many of my students surrender to full-time ministry and serving in local churches. I could go on and on about the impact that L.I.T. has had, some of which will never be known on this side of eternity! (Blake Hayworth is the Missions & Recreation Pastor at FBC Ozark, Missouri.)

We Have a House Full of Jesus Lovers by DeAnn NoyesIMG 4139

In the spring of 2019 when the Lord introduced me to Clint and Leaders In Training, I had several prayer burdens for the children and families that attended our ministry. The first was that the children and youth would know the Lord more deeply and recognize their ability to serve Him for His Kingdom purposes right now, at their ages. Second, that parents would be equipped to effectively disciple their children at home. Third, that we would be able to reach the multiple apartment communities around us with the gospel of Jesus Christ. At the time, we had a midweek service that was anemic, with only one family attending and one servant committed to ministering to those three children. There was no midweek service for our youth. Churches in our area were all discontinuing their midweek services due to low attendance. 

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Russell ZacheryLeaders In Training is Exactly What I Was Looking For! Russell Zacek, Children's Pastor, Church Alive
I already had a passion for training up preteens in ministry and a desire to teach them the fundamentals of Christian discipleship. I had been looking for a curriculum and a program that was tested and proven to help kids grow in Christ and serve in the church. What I found was not only a treasure chest of excellent curriculum that puts the ball in the hands of the child to learn to follow Jesus and be filled with the Holy Spirit, but a system of helping the children become active, valuable participants in church!

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Richard RossThe L.I.T. movement recognizes that preteens are filled with the Spirit, Dr. Richard Ross
"Movements of God transcend human explanation. Revival and prayer movements are prime examples. Among the young, God used one youth group praying around the flag pole to launch a world-wide movement almost overnight. God used one youth group making clear promises of purity to launch an equally explosive movement. I see the L.I.T. movement in the same way. The training and mobilization of preteens for evangelism and missions, in one congregation, now has become a movement.

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“The L.I.T. training has highly transformed my ministry in a very significant way"

I have discovered that the ministry box has ruined children’s ministry for many, many years. We want to thank God for raising men like Dr. Clint with his ministry to bring a sharp insight with diligence of heart coming up with this L.I.T. approach to children’s ministry. I am glad to be raising not only children in my ministry under the power of this approach but even my own biological children.

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SantosWe Have Never Heard Teaching Like This Before. Santosh Bardhan

“The pastors are very glad to receive wonderful teaching from you. All of them said that this was our first time to hear such teaching. Many agreed with you that we ignore the children in the ministry in our churches. Thank you for opening their eyes to see how valuable they are and how useful they can be.

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Tanya Western ZambiaThe Training Has Changed Our Ministry, Tanya Western Zambia

Tanya in Western Zambia attended the Empowering The Next Generation Conference. She shared, "The training has changed our ministry. Our ministry is no longer like it was before we were trained. Each time I meet with my kids, I have children who can stand on their own now because of what they have learned and been allowed to do in the church.

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Heidi Hayslip

L.I.T. Empowering The Next Generation Conference, Burkina Faso by Heidi Hayslip

We cannot tell you how providential this training was. God connected us with this new system of discipleship for kids and with Pastor Isaac from Zambia. It was all God. And we saw that this was just the thing to take our children's pastors to the next level. God loves the children of Burkina so much that He is setting them up to be activated in their faith, and used by the Holy Spirit to be disciples that make disciples!

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Paul at 40thL.I.T. Ministries Doesn’t Wait For Children to Grow Up to Begin Ministering,  Paul Fleischmann 
“Though I have ministered to teenagers all my life, in recent years I’ve observed God raising up a burgeoning worldwide movement to reach and mobilize children and Paul at 40thpreteens. Here in the U.S., one of the leading examples of this is L.I.T. Ministries. In a recent global conference for the “4-to-14 Window Movement” in Thailand, it was emphasized that children are not only the aim of our mission, they should be agents of that mission as well.

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