The core of Northwest Fellowship KiDS Ministry is found in Matthew 18. The disciples asked who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, and Jesus responded by placing a child among them. To Him, greatness is equated to repentance and humble, child-like faith. This is hard for adults because it means humbling ourselves to be like lowly little children, a sector of society that is loved, yet often overlooked because of their inability, neediness and lack of experience. However, Jesus looks upon these same children and calls them greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. NWF KiDS is dedicated to seeing our youngest generation encounter Jesus, become empowered by His Spirit, and engage in outreach opportunities to impact their world for Christ. Jesus said, "Let the children come to Me",and so we agree. Let your children come.
Children are very capable of encountering Jesus. They meet Him through times of worship, prayer, teachings and ministering to each other. Our goal is to create as many opportunities as possible for this meeting to happen. Every Sunday, the children have a time of live worship and corporate prayer, followed by a Bible story drama and kid's sermon. It's a wonderful blessing to see their hearts change as they spend time in the Presence of God.
There is no such thing as a baby Holy Spirit. The same Spirit that inspired the prophets is the one who filled John the Baptist in his mother's womb. We provide opportunities for children to serve so they can discover their spiritual gifts and learn what it means to be an active member of the body of Christ and take ownership of the ministry. They help as greeters, check-in assistants, worship leaders, actors in the drama and teacher aides to name a few.
We strive to create a learning environment that engages children in a meaningful way on their level. The timeless truths from God's Word are presented through drama, puppet skits, creative object lessons, games and more. They also enjoy a small group time in the individual classrooms to discuss questions and go through that week's sword drill, a Scripture study exercise. We also create online weekly devotionals, with access to fun Bible learning games. Our desire is for children to fall in love with God and His Word.