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Imagine traveling to a foreign country where no one speaks your language. Think how defeated you would feel as you tried unsuccessfully to communicate or express yourself to others. It wouldn’t take long before you felt demoralized and began to withdraw. Many Christians venture out into the world this way every day. In this article, though, I’m talking about a different type of fluency – biblical fluency.
Creating response opportunities for kids that allow them to use their creativity or that reinforce key moments of your Scripture application or sermon can foster moments in the kids' service that are powerful and that bring about impactful moments of worship. This article provides a list of three response stations that were either taken or inspired by the "Worship Response" of that week's Tru Fire lesson. Hopefully this list can help you think through new ways to do altar calls.
It seems that fear is a normal response to anything new, and that includes first-time God encounters. Zacharias, Mary, and the shepherds had to be frightened for the angel to say, “Fear not.” In each of these instances, the first thing the angel addressed was fear. Pastoring revival demands that we observe the students and listen to God. As God’s Spirit moves, move close to children when they are praying or worshiping. Be sensitive. Ask God for wisdom and discernment as you pray with them.
We, the leaders of a supernatural kids movement, have the choice to challenge the child or hold him back. We can speak about the Holy Spirit and the giftings that the Holy Spirit has for each believer. But if we have never had a supernatural encounter with God, we will never fully be able to grow. We can’t help children process the supernatural if we don’t walk in the supernatural.
Kids are so open to the gospel and to the supernatural. They seem to just get it. When ministering salvation on the street or in a church setting, when giving an altar call, you need to remember to keep it simple. Kids don’t need fancy words; they just need to be able to understand the truth. They need to hear an undiluted account of how Jesus died for their sins and is coming again for His children.