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Robert Raikes, the founder of the Sunday school in 1780, was moved by what he saw – young boys with no future going to prison – and he responded. These boys where uneducated and worked in the factories and mills 6 days a week. His response was to educate and instil godly principles in them each Sunday by learning to read the bible. (more…)
Igor, who oversees the church planting in Ukraine, says “Children are not usually considered part of the church. If a church had 50 children and only 10 adults, they would say they are a church of only 10 people, not 60.” This mindset is typical of churches across Europe, hence the vital need to communicate the absolute value of children and reaching them. (more…)
When Jesus commanded his people to go and make disciples of all peoples and nations, I wonder if He put an age limit on becoming a discipleship maker? The famous wild life warrior Steve Irwin was passionate about influencing the next generation and inspiring more warriors for the cause. One only needs to watch his daughter, Bindi, to see the results of this kind of thinking. You can change tomorrow by reaching children today. (more…)
Imagine you are the only pastor in a city of 70 000 people…people who are mostly suspicious and hostile towards you. Every day is a struggle to serve Jesus and make his name famous to the thousands of people who label you a sect or cult. You work primarily with the down and out, refugees and gypsies, which doesn’t help your reputation much. (more…)