Harvest has been hosting The Light Kids Conference since 2002. Thousands of grade school kids have attended this special one-day event over the years. A huge thanks to the children’s workers who bring students, to host churches who partner to bring the events in and to the team members who serve.
The Light Kids Conference is more than just a fun day for kids… it’s a critical part of the overall flow for children’s ministry during a school year.
Discipleship happens as families follow Christ together and participate faithfully in a home church on a regular, weekly basis. When kids see their moms and dads faithfully living a life of faith in Jesus, it’s a powerful witness. For kids who don’t have the privilege of growing up in a faithful Christian home, the church carries a larger burden for sharing with them.
Along with this weekly discipleship that is crucial in the home and the local church, there is a need for kids to experience the Gospel message in a unique setting and unique ways. Kids remember moments. And as we invite them to get into a church van or bus to take a journey to a one-day event with other kids and leaders who love them, they are building the kind of memories that stick with them. And the seeds of God’s Word and transforming power are being sown on fertile hearts!
As kids worship, sing, pray, listen and engage in God’s word at The Light Kids Conference, their receptivity increses and they get a glimpse of how God loves them and can use their lives! It truely becomes a springboard to continued faith growth! It’s like putting down the marker rocks in the Old Testament. It’s an important part of a day in and day out faith journey.
Of course we can’t just live from event to event, but we must utilize special days like the Light Kids Conference to enhance the discipleship strides we are making at home and at church.
It’s well known that most Christians make a choice to follow Jesus before the age of 12. It’s a critical time. This is a call for the church to spring into action. Ministry to children may be the most important thing we can do!
And that’s why I’m grateful for this opportunity. If you’ve read this far, thank you for joining me… And would you help us!
- invite your church children’s ministry to attend one of The Light Kids Conferences (kidsconference.org)
- bring your own grade school children or grandchildren to the conference
- share the kids conference information through your social media
- if you work in a church, talk with other church leaders you are connected with and invite them
- contact us if you have questions about the kids conference
- join us in prayer for the faith of the next generation
Tim Price, Director, Harvest Ministry