Personal invitation from Dr. Clint May
I want to personally invite you to join us for our next training in Littleton, Colorado. I have rewritten the training and have included much of what I found while doing research for my book "Going Deep: Taking Children into the Spiritual Depths with God."
God has a unique plan for every believing child beyond what you might imagine. He is raising up young missionaries in our midst. Here is what Sarah (11 years old) had to say after her first mission trip:
Once we started preaching…at that time, I was just shaking. I remember praying to myself and saying, "God, I cannot do this by myself. This is all You." I remember going brain-dead at that point. I still to this day do not know exactly what I said. I just knew that He had given me a calling to go and teach. Read More...
For years I had a wrong perception of a child. They were to be seen and not heard. I saw them as the target of my ministry. I passionately tried everything I could do to reach them with the Gospel and bring them into the Church.
I am a child evangelist at heart, so that came easy to me. But something was wrong with this picture. After reaching them, I sat them down and told them how to live for Jesus. Never did I allow them to join me in ministry or even consider it. They were spectators in a game that they would not be able to play until they were much older.
Unexpectedly, my eyes were opened to something altogether different from what I had always been taught. It was as if a veil had been removed from my eyes. Now I saw children as younger brothers and sisters in Christ—the Church now.
One of the challenges we face in the church today is our model of ministry. What does yours look like?
If you have an education model, children will sit and listen to someone teach and minister to them from birth–18 years of age.
A discipleship model recognizes that the Holy Spirit does not discriminate because of age. He works in all believers, young and old.
True discipleship occurs when the teacher becomes a mentor whose goal is to move students (mentees) to being mentors—like when the player becomes the coach. Read More...
I recently shared during a seminary childhood education class about how God is working powerfully in the lives of children. I shared about how the Holy Spirit gifts them and uses them in powerful ways. I even showed them videos of children ministering and teaching.
A student walked up after the class and said, “I just cannot believe this. I have three education degrees, and I don’t believe that kids can do these kinds of things.” I told her, “I am sorry to hear that, but remember God can do what He wants in the life of a child.” Read More...
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