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Kids and Spirit Empowerment

I’m concerned about this generation of children having a genuine Pentecostal experience and understanding. My concern is primarily because I sense far too many misconceptions by leaders about what it means to be Pentecostal. These misconceptions are creeping into our teaching of children about the baptism in the Holy Spirit. If you would, please allow me a few minutes to share some key perspectives that must shape how we teach children about the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Three Things to Teach Kids About Pentecost

This week we’ve been discussing what Pentecost means for kids’ ministry leaders and how we can teach children about the significance of the Holy Spirit. Today, I want to take some time to recap and reflect on the three primary lessons that are important for kids to learn from the celebration of Pentecost.

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

I’ve spent the past forty years teaching and leading children into the baptism in the Holy Spirit. If there is one thing I have learned it is, “Children need God’s power more than ever, right now!” So why wait until kids’ camp this year before allowing your children to enter into the fullness of God’s Spirit? You can lead them into this experience today.

Follow the Leader

What if you knew there was no limit to what God could do in your ministry? Would you believe bigger? Would you love better? Would you pray bolder? The disciples had been given a Great Commission, one that might have left them petrified; but on the day of Pentecost, as they received the Holy Spirit, they were empowered and given the capacity to carry out their call ...

Experiencing Pentecost as the Feast of Weeks

Growing up in an old-school Pentecostal church it wasn’t uncommon to hear about the Jewish feasts on Sunday morning. I knew a number of Christians who enjoyed learning about and partaking of them. However, I had concluded that those feasts shared their fate with the Jewish dietary laws; they were unimportant and irrelevant. Over time though, I have begun to see the true value of these feasts ...


One of the most difficult things about ministry is that we can oftentimes consume ourselves with telling others about the good news of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit. Leading into Pentecost, my hope is that you will take some time to personally reflect and celebrate what the Holy Spirit’s arrival at Pentecost means for you.