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Launching Tru Fire curriculum has allowed our church to go beyond—to unite with parents in the same philosophy of spiritually nurturing kids. Together the mission is to put children in environments to hear God’s voice and want to obey Him, through the power of the Holy Spirit. We guide and direct and create opportunities for the Holy Spirit to teach them. As the kids’ pastor, I am no longer the main speaker into the lives of kids, and neither are the parents.
My favorite element of Tru Fire is that it sets kids up with the tools they need to take hold of their faith. Lots of curricula are more interested in raising up good kids, but Tru Fire looks to train a generation of godly kids. Tru Fire helps kids interact with God’s Word, and it teaches kids to go to God with their burdens and to work things out in prayer.
Church should be fun. Watching kids laugh and smile throughout their entire ministry experience means good things are happening. In some instances, church may be the only place where kids actually have an environment that is tailored just for them and allows them to have fun.
Jesus said, “I will build my church” … “you go and make disciples.” Sometimes we have replied, “God, we’ve got a better idea. We will build Your church, putting on programs and events for people to attend. Then somehow, by them attending the events we run, You can turn them into disciples.”
Is your weekly lesson like a firework known as the “popper”? It comes in with a bang, and, while entertaining, is only a momentary experience. Or is your lesson like finding the missing piece of a greater puzzle? I remember walking into my theology class during my sophomore year of Bible college. As a preacher’s kid brought up in church, I thought I had a good grasp of the Bible. However, it was not until one of my professors introduced his theology class with a visual map from Genesis to the Advent that I realized how much I did not know.