2. In a calendar year, those children
who are filled with the Holy Spirit are Spirit-baptized at a
summer Kid's Camp or a Royal Ranger/Missionette retreat. I'm
thankful for these events. They provide a powerful time of
ministry. Unfortunately only a very small percentage of our
children are able to go to these events due to calendar problems,
finances, etc. With both #1 and #2 being true, this means that
only a small percentage of our children are provided an
opportunity to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Am I right?
3. In a calendar year, most
children are rarely if ever in an adult service and thus never
have the opportunity to see the workings of the Holy Spirit. The
largest percentage of our children have never witnessed the Gifts
of the Spirit in operation. They have never seen the Book of Acts
come alive. Am I right?
What is the end result of #1, #2,
and #3? Children pass through our ministries and then go into the
youth ministry and then eventually into the adult ministry without
having the opportunity to experience God's power. They don't know
the benefits of walking through life Spirit-filled, Spirit-led,
and Spirit-equipped. They will go through life without the
assistance provided by heaven to fulfill their life assignments.
They will struggle alone through struggles they aren't equipped or
designed to handle alone.
What is the answer? We need to
allow the Holy Spirit to show up in our Children's Ministry. We
can't relegate this to just camps and retreats. He needs to show
up in our Sunday School classes, children's church ministries, and
mid-week Bible clubs. We need to allow Him to speak and
demonstrate His power and allow the children to meet and begin a
relationship with the Parakletos, the One who has been called to
walk alongside us!
That is why the Ignite
the Supernatural Conference is so important. This
conference will help equip you and provide an atmosphere where the
Gifts and Anointing of the Holy Spirit are stirred up in your
life. In order for our kids to make it in a tumultuous, chaotic
world, we as Children's Ministry leaders must provide an
atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to show up and work. We need
services that allows the Holy Spirit to deal with unnerving
situations that our kids are facing. We need His Gifts to operate
in us so that our kids will begin to earnestly desire those Gifts
to operate in their lives. To see this happen, we need a fresh
anointing, fresh fire.
If you haven't done so, take a
minute right now and visit the Ignite web site. There's not
another conference in America that addresses the supernatural
ministry of the Holy Spirit in Children's Ministry and does so at
a rate that covers not only your registration but also your meals.
At this rate, you will be able to bring your key leaders along
I look forward to hearing from you
If you have any questions, send
me a note.
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