Teach ’em to pray

Usually, once a month, our church puts together a video, showcasing a particular area of ministry.  This past Sunday was about children’s ministry, in particular, the kids ages 6-12, which we call SuperChurch.  It highlights both kids praying for other kids, and the Holy Spirit moving, especially in the last few weeks.

It’s an 8 minute video…  I am greatly biased, but I think it’s fantastic. 

It features my son Grant fairly prominently.  The video says he’s 9, but he’s only eight.  For another month or so, anyways.  I was sitting next to Nancy, my pastor’s wife, when the video aired, and I said, “Oh, he’s only eight.”  And she replied, “No, he’s not.”  She wasn’t being argumentative;  I knew exactly what she meant; he’s always acted/seemed much older than he is.  Well, except for his breakdowns/fits, but that’s not on this video.  😀

My 11yo son, Ethan, is on there, too, in great need of a haircut.  I’m on there, very fleetingly, leading worship.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my ideas for introducing a song that would be new to the kids, but actually, nearly 20 years old, called Unending Love.  At first, I was gung-ho, but then, I had my doubts, but I decided to go ahead and do it.  I had the kids sit down, close their eyes, open their hands, and just listen to it, and be ministered to by the Spirit, the first time we went through the song, instead of looking at the words, trying to learn it…  just letting the team sing over them.  The footage of the kids sitting and really receiving from the Spirit??  Well, it was that time, listening to that song.  I’m so glad I listened to the leading of the Father, took a risk, and went for it.


About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on July 3, 2008, in Christian Living, Christianity, Family, God/Christianity/Church, The Kids, Vineyard Phoenix, Worship. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. off topic Karen, here is a meaty blog…http://aholyexperience.com/

  2. Wow!!!! Impressive ministry especially to the bus kids….Very IHOP, our church at Destiny is similar. This is what kids church should look like….but in many churches it is babysitting….

  3. I think it’s great that kids are praying for other kids! 🙂 I think that we sometimes forget that kids can, and should, pray, too.

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