Early Childhood

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blake h"From the eleventh grade down, you can really see a difference in them and their relationship with Christ versus those who were not involved with L.I.T.” Blake Hayworth, FBC, Ozark, Missouri



Children's Ministry can be one of the most rewarding ministries in your church.  

George Barna says, "The battle is won or lost for our children in the Children's Ministry of the church."

What you do with children now is critical to their faith foundation.

The spiritual foundation of a child is not developed through Bible head knowledge.

Nehemiah Kids is a unique discipleship ministry for grade-school children before transitioning into preteen and then student ministries.

Nehemiah was a cupbearer to the king in his day.

  • His service developed him into a leader over the people of Israel.
  • Children in N.K. develop a servant leaders heart. 
  • We understand that these younger believing saints have a calling to serve today.

Paul discipled Timothy and trained and equipped him to be a pastor/leader in the church.

  • The Disciple Group leader moves children from being mentees to mentors, from disciples to disciplers.
  • Through Disciple Groups, children discover their spiritual gifts and learn to use their gifts to serve in their small groups and in the church.

They will learn daily spiritual disciplines at home to sustain their faith during difficult times as they move into preteen, middle, and high school. Our practical training tools (Parent Discipleship Handbook) help parents make their child’s spiritual life a priority at home.


There are two essential components to Nehemiah Kids.

1. Ministry Training: .

Many churches we work with use their children's church services as a platform to allow their children to help lead worship, sound/tech, teach the lesson, games, etc.
Ministry involvement is key to them discovering their purpose and identity in the body of Christ.

2. Disciple Group Time: The Disciple Group leader moves from teacher to mentor and discipler.

  • The success of the Disciple (small) Group results from children faithfully doing their daily quiet times at home.
  • Transformation comes about by spending daily time with the Master.
  • It also allows the D.G. leader to heavily involve children in their Disciple (small) Group using their gifts to help teach part or all of the weekly D.G. lesson.
  • Click here to review samples.
Ethan and Bradley

Ethan, the Third Grade Missionary

One Friday afternoon when his mom picked him up from school, Ethan began telling her about this girl. He asked his mom if he could bring his Bible to school so he could share Bible stories with the girl. His mom of course agreed, but his older sister challenged him: “Ethan, how are you going to do that?” He replied, “I’m going to start a God Club at recess. I’m going to start on Monday.”




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