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In Spreading the Fire, Scott Wilson and John Bates lay out a plan to have our Pentecostal expression for the modern day. They show the reader how to be “naturally supernatural” when manifesting the more charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit. It’s still deeply spiritual, rooted in Scripture, and undeniably Pentecostal.
Perhaps you’ve been hearing a lot about Tru Fire lately, and you’ve been wondering about its value for your church. You may have heard the curriculum is distinctly Pentecostal, is delivered in a customizable digital format, and that it empowers the home and offers results you can see in kids. Recently we heard from Cara Railey about her take on Tru Fire from a church planter's perspective.
If you are as concerned as I am about each generation having an experience with the Holy Spirit that introduces them to the power He gives to spread the gospel, then this post is for you. We as children’s leaders must come to the point where we stop teaching about the baptism in the Holy Spirit only when there is a special service at camp or only when the curriculum brings up the topic. Our kids deserve more!
There’s a saying I always use when talking about living the Spirit-filled life: The Holy Spirit doesn’t make you better than someone else, He makes you a better you. This is a very important statement because of the way some Spirit-filled individuals have carried themselves. Being Spirit-filled should not turn anyone off. Instead, there should be something magnetic and attractive about being filled with the Holy Spirit.
As a father of two elementary-age girls, this verse and statement has become real to me. Every morning on the way to school we acknowledge the Holy Spirit with a, “Good morning, Holy Spirit.” We have the power of the Holy Spirit working in us, through us, and for us. So how do we allow our kids ministries to walk in that power?
The involvement of the Holy Spirit is crucial in a child’s life. John 14:26 says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” If a child is to experience anything in the Christian life that has eternal value, the Holy Spirit is involved. The Holy Spirit is vital to a child. He is the One rooting for them, and kids need to know that.