"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. The L.I.T. movement recognizes that preteens are filled with the Spirit, are filled with His gifts and abilities, and come under the Great Commission and Great Commandment today—the same as all believers. As a youth leader, I look forward to the day when teenagers will enter youth groups nationwide—having already spent several years accelerating the harvest of the lost."
Richard Ross, PhD, is professor of student ministry at Southwestern Seminary and co-founder of True Love Waits
“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. A Singapore pastor said: “God is starting to move children in ways that the church has never really understood... doing things that we thought only adults could do before." I highly respect that L.I.T. Ministries doesn’t wait for children to grow up to begin ministering to others. They are actively demonstrating how to equip them as full partners, holding them in the same high regard that God Himself does.”
Paul Fleischmann, President Emeritus, National Network of Youth Ministries
Mark Yoakum Ph.D., Director of Church Ministries, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
“I cannot stress how valuable LIT has been in the life of my own son and the children that I have had the joy of observing as God used LIT in their lives. No other ministry that I have ever seen has equipped children to walk with God on their own, develop their own ministry skills, actively involve them in ministry itself, and prepare them for a lifetime of ministry for Jesus than LIT! What a wakeup call to how God uses His children to make His name known to others at this critical time in our world!”
Johnny L. Derouen, PhD., Associate Professor of Student Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary