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Children and Youth

Children are excellent disciples! In fact, Jesus said something just like that! “Let the children come to me. Do not hinder them. For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.” Mark 10:14

Inspire4kids seeks to make the vision of Inspire, ‘to develop the spiritual lives of missional disciples’, accessible to children.  Our heart is to be disciples ourselves, who help children to grow up as missional disciples, abiding deeply with God and living missionally in the world.

We believe that children are not the future of the church, they are the Kingdom of God with us NOW. We desire to raise a generation of whole life, missional disciples on fire with love for God and their neighbours.

So we seek to share wisdom, offer teaching and support for leaders, parents and families, as well as developing resources:

  • to cultivate a hunger for more of Jesus in children and young people
  • to teach children and young people spiritual disciplines so they can be like Jesus
  • to encourage children and young people to grow up in an intergenerational family of faith that helps one another to recognise Jesus with them always
  • to equip and send children and young people out as everyday missionaries, wherever they are, to share Jesus with others

Inspire for Kids is not another resource, program or curriculum that you can take off the shelf. It is a new way of thinking about discipling children as a journey in the Way of Life with children.

If you would like to know more about Inspire for children and young people we recommend:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the Inspire vision for Missional Discipleship.
  2. Join in our online Fellowship Band training.
  3. Start by forming a Fellowship Band for yourself.
  4. Connect with the inspire4kids team:

You could also:

  • Use the new Countdown to Christmas with Jesus Advent Devotional. It is designed to bring together families (biological or spiritual) to share daily fellowship, seek more of God, develop some spiritual disciplines, and step out to share the Good News of Jesus in their everyday lives. For each day through Advent there is a rhythm of devotions that includes centring prayer, reflection on scripture, a creative activity and a beautiful illustration to reflect on, all to help you focus on Jesus this Advent. See a preview and order your copy from the Inspire Book Store.
  • Read the Advent blog that we started in 2020.
  • Register for the online learning community Discipling Children in our Midst. A 5-week course delving into how to equip, encourage and journey with children in the Way of Life. It explores how the Inspire principles and practices can be used in the family (at home), in missional community (in house fellowship) and in gatherings (in church).

We hope that you will join in with what the Lord wants to do through Inspire for Children, Youth and Families. Here are some ways that you can do that:

  • Support us in prayer.
  • Become a regular gift-giver to Inspire.
  • Join our Inspire for Kids discussion group to share ideas and wisdom.
  • Offer your talents to help us prepare and produce resources.
  • Be a part of our development and ministry team.

Contact us for more information.

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