We also want them to know and experience the Father's love! The enemy is trying hard to split up families and as a result there are many children that are left feeling like orphans. We want the children to know that they are sons and daughters of the most high king! Romans 8:14-16.
This upcoming generation is facing a world full of sin and temptations which are becoming more accessible than ever before! We see it in the media, on the internet and in our schools. They are also facing many false religions and watered down truths that appear on the outside to be okay but are really coming from ravenous wolves trying to steal their souls! Matthew 7:15.
We are living in a time where kids today need spiritual discernment.
1 Corinthians 2:13-16. They need to be able to rightly divide the truth from the lies. 2 Timothy 2:15-16 and be like the sheep that know the Shepherd's voice! John 10:11-18.
Now is the time to plant seeds into their hearts that will have roots that go down deep to weather the storm of the world's temptations, deceptions and lies!!! Colossians 2:8. If our children do not have a firm foundation in The Word and the power of the Holy Spirit living in and flowing through their lives, then these ravenous wolves will eat their lunch!
River Life Kids Goals and Direction
We aim to: Practically equip and activate the children of this church to become a more functional part of this church body and of the
Kingdom of God. We aim to help children hear from the Lord, to be led by the Holy Spirit, to be functioning in all the Spiritual gifts God
has for them and to be grounded in the Word of God!
We aim to: Create an atmosphere where the children can experience the Lord through foundational Bible teaching, family worship,
prayer, prophecy, allowing the Holy Spirit to come and be in charge, soaking in His presence and fun!
We aim to: Help release the children into their gifts, callings and destinies.
Jeremiah 29:11. I really like how The Message version puts this:
"I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out, plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for."
We aim to: Help empower parents to pastor their own children. Check out our Parents are Pastors, Family Resources and Bible Study pages!
*I have taken the time to go into more detail in regards to my heart towards the children on this page here: A Message From Tony.