Kids

KidzLIFE is what we call our kids ministry. KidzLIFE meets on:

  • Sunday morning @10:30am in the gym (1st-5th graders) and on
  • Wednesday nights @ 7pm in their classrooms (K-5th grade).

KidzLIFE MISSION AND VISION:
We believe that children have a full-grown Holy Spirit!

At KidzLIFE, your child will not only be taught about God, His love, His word, and His power, but will also have opportunities to encounter Him every week. We believe that children are the church of TODAY, there is no need for them to wait until they are grown to minister to those around them…we are equipping them to do that NOW!



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PHASE 1: CASTING THE VISION TO THE ADULTS:
A series of weekly Sunday morning classes on topics such as: The Supernatural power of this generation, Gender identity Issues, How the Kingdom of Darkness Operates in Children, Awakening a Heart of Prayer in Children, prophetic Children, Blessing our Children, Revolutionary Parenting, and much, much more.

PHASE 2: TRAINING THE CHILDREN

SEMESTER 1: AWAKENINGS: Created SUPERNATURAL… to Make Him Famous

This will be INTENSE foundational teaching and activities to awaken the kids to the “BIG PICTURE”. Each of these topics, and much more, will be expanded upon in later semesters.

SUPERNATURAL BASICS #1 (turning from evil, faith in God, baptisms)
SUPERNATURAL BASICS #2 (laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, eternal judgment)
SUPERNATURALLY Hearing God’s Voice…Spiritual Ears
A SUPERNATURAL WEAPON …Prayer (Scripture /Healing/Kingdom Praying)
SUPERNATURALLY Silencing God’s Enemies…Forms of Worship

SEMESTER 2: KINGDOM LIVING and PROPHESYING

KINGDOM LIVING: We will learn about the Majesty of the King and His throne, kids eyes will be opened to a new depth of purpose, power, authority, holiness, and truth in their walk as citizens of the greatest Kingdom that was ever established, and the ONLY one that will last forever: The Kingdom of Heaven!

PROPHESYING: Jesus said “My sheep hear My voice.” John 10:27. Our children are well able to hear the voice of their Shepherd and to speak out what they hear Him saying. they will learn how to speak out these words to encourage and strengthen and build up others! What a powerful generation of anointed children God is raising up!

SEMESTER 3: coming soon!

God has entrusted each parent with a special gift: a child. WIth that gift comes tremendous responsibility. A parent must take it upon himself to inspire, to teach and nurture every aspect of his child’s development, including their spiritual development. The spiritual growth and development of each child is progressive and unique. It is often marked by individual influences in the home, cognitive development, moral development, and personal experiences.

How does faith develop? How do children learn to love and follow Jesus Christ? Initially, faith is rooted in a child’s early perception and attitude toward spiritual matters. As a child matures, his evolving perception and attitude will steer him toward a decision about his faith. Later in his development, this decision will lead him to a commitment. The secret to encouraging lifelong faith in a child is understanding the Spiritual Stepping Stones that mark his spiritual development.

    1. Infant (ages 0-2)
      1. During these early years, a child is very susceptible to spiritual influence and instruction.
        1. as you care and provide for the needs of your child, he will develop a foundation of comfort, love and trust in you, which will later lead to his sense of trust in God
        2. children begin to form an association with the language of faith, spiritual images, and biblical characters, which build the inner foundation of moral knowledge
      2. Spiritual Concepts
        1. “God created all things”
        2. “God, the Father, cares and provides for me”
        3. “Jesus, God’s Son, loves me”
    2. Toddler/Preschool (ages 3-6)
      1. During these formative years, a child experiences great spiritual growth, as he is beginning to understand the basic concepts of right and wrong, respect, compassion, and friendship
        1. as you instruct and model good behavior for your child, he will form an understanding of thoughts and actions that are acceptable in relationships with other people and with God
        2. seeds of faith that were sown during infancy will continue to grow with responsive parenting and continued spiritual influences that are all focused on the Lord, such as songs, stories, and prayer
        3. creative thinking and imagination begin to develop with a new understanding of faith in things unseen
        4. more things are caught than taught. Modeling spiritual behavior, like Bible reading and prayer, becomes extremely important
      2. Spiritual Concepts (ages 3-4)
        1. “I can listen to bible stories and learn Bible verses”
        2. “I’m beginning to understand that the Bible is God’s Word and it tells me about God and His Son, Jesus Christ”
        3. I know that Jesus feels sad when I do something wrong”
        4. “I want to follow actions of others”
      3. Spiritual Concepts (ages 5-6)
        1. “Jesus came to the earth to save people from their sin”
        2. “I know who God is and what He is like”
        3. “I can talk to God whenever and wherever I want”
        4. “I know people in biblical times loved God and served Him”
        5. “I know how I can love and serve God today”
        6. “I am beginning to understand how God can be everywhere and in my heart at the same time”
    3. Child (ages 7-11)
      1. During this season of life, a child is beginning to wrestle with more complex theological issues, and he is ready to begin making faith part of his daily life in a more consious way
        1. one of the ultimate goals of spiritual development in the life of your child is the display of biblical love toward God and others!
        2. as you strive to emulate the character of God in your parenting, you will encourage your child toward spiritual maturity and growth, marked by an unwavering commitment to God, kindness, a sense of justice, and forgiveness
        3. as they begin to believe more deeply in their personal convictions, they experience an increased desire to discuss them
        4. as their knowledge and understanding grow, they begin to share their beliefs and faith with others
      2. Spiritual Concepts (ages 7-8)
        1. “The Bible defines right and wrong. I am responsible for choosing what is right.”
        2. “The 10 Commandments are hard to obey. I need Jesus’ help”
        3. “The world is a big place, but God is working in every part of it”
        4. “I believe that the Bible stories are true, and I can begin to apply them to events that occur in my life”
      3. Spiritual Concepts (ages 9-11)
        1. “The Bible is God’s authoritative truth for my life”
        2. “Salvation is for me and anyone else who trusts in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior”
        3. “The Bible paints a big picture of God working with His people, and I am a part of that picture”
        4. “I now understnad why Christ died for me. I realize how much He loves me and I want my friends to know Him too”


Family time is something we all say we value, but few of us actually experience.

Surveys suggest that most families rate time together as their number one priority. Those same surveys show that fathers spend only a few minutes a day with their children. In his book If I Were Starting My Family Again, John Drescher wrote about a study of 300 seventh and eighth-grade boys who kept detailed records of how much time their fathers spent with them over a two-week period. Most saw their father only at the dinner table. A number didn’t see their fathers for days at a time. The average time father and son were alone together was seven and one-half minutes a week.

There are several excuses that we use to justify our lack of time together as families:

We excuse ourselves by saying, “We don’t spend much time together, but our time is quality time.” This makes me wonder what one minute of “quality time” per day might include. Perhaps you will agree with me that quality time cannot exist apart from quantities of time.

Another argument we use is: “My kids are young. If I’m not around that much for the first few years, it won’t matter.” This attitude fails to take into account the fact that many opportunities present themselves only once and only for a moment. A child is only two for one year. Toddlers do not remain toddlers for long. We must seize every opportunity to be together because none of us knows which moments are going to be locked forever into a child’s memory. And none of us knows which experiences will mark turning points in a child’s life.

A third excuse is: “I’ll make it up to them later. There’s plenty of time. I’ll build my career now so that when they’re older we’ll have plenty of money to spend on activities we all enjoy.” This argument is, in a word, foolishness. Who really believes that we’ll have more time in a few years than we have now? Busy lifestyles don’t change when we reach a certain age; they just become more deeply ingrained. We all have twenty-four hours in a day and what we do with those hours speaks volumes about what is important to us.

If we have no time for our children while they are young, they very likely will have no time for us when we are old. We ought to make the most of each opportunity (Ephesians 5:16). Be a part of your children’s lives; make family time a priority. Schedule plenty of time together so quality experiences can happen. Your family is a gift to you from God. Don’t say, “I’ll make it up to you later.” Spend time with your loved ones today.