We want to see the next generation rise up and become world changing Jesus followers.
Specifically we want to focus on impacting children within the 4/14 Window. The 4/14 Window refers to the demographic group from age four to fourteen years old, which is the most open and receptive to every form of spiritual and developmental input. 71 % of believers make that commitment to become followers of him between the ages of 4-14. One in four people in the world are 14 years old or younger. Imagine if we maximized reaching into this window and using it to advance God’s kingdom?
In Vineyard we have a saying “Everyone gets to play”. When we think about the 4/14 window this means our kids get to play as well. Not just as spectators but actually experiencing encounters with Jesus for themselves. In the bible there is over 1400 references that tell how God uses children to advance his kingdom. In a sense they got to play. We need to give our kids ministry opportunities to exercise their God given gifts to reach their God given potential to impact the world around them. In Matthew 19:14 Jesus says “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them” Jesus used children as the standard of faith, imagine if we did the same?
Our task force exists to become a voice for our kids and to support our churches to empower the next generation to be agents of transformation. Our vision is to embrace children as full partners in God’s mission and to make them a top priority.