Evidence continues to mount that the most significant time to reach and teach a person about God is during the childhood years. In the light of this, KidZ At Heart training events are specifically designed to equip those who work with children to teach creatively, in ways that help children to really engage with God’s Word and learn how to have a growing, personal relationship with Him.
A KidZ At Heart training event was held at the Eikenhof LifeChange Centre on the 26th and 27th of September 2012 and the participants described the impact that the training had made on their lives and teaching…
I will definitely put everything I have learned into practice. I was reminded of the fact that all of us learn differently – also children, and lessons ought to be learner-based to be more effective. These two days were positive, challenging and very experiential!
K. Ronald Khumbula
I loved the story-telling. I learned to accommodate all the kids and to celebrate the fact that we are all different and that I can teach in different ways. The second day on prayer and leading a child to Christ was great because I got to spend time with God.
I received a lot of tools to help me with planning a lesson and to present a lesson more effectively to children on their level. The prayer exercise where we threw away our idols meant a lot to me.
I learned so much…not to use big words when teaching children about the Word….how to use my hands and fingers to share the Gospel…and I enjoyed the practical participation!
I am privileged to have received this training; it is as if I was in the darkness concerning teaching kids and now I can see the light! I love kids even more now because I realized how much God loves me! I have to be a leader in my community and I will have to fill the role of a father figure for the kids. The session of prayer was great and it bound us together.
The multiple intelligences were an eye-opener for me and I will most certainly change my approach when teaching a lesson. I will encourage others to do this training.
Many of the ideas are already in practice at my local church, but it is great to have a refresher course to ensure applicability. It was very insightful and practical, thank you!
Children are gifts of life and if they are taught the right way they can become better people. We as teachers have that privilege and responsibility to teach them well. KidZ At Heart gave me tools to do so.
The sessions were practical and it gave me a lot of confidence to teach kids. It is a great tool to tell the Gospel with your hands and fingers!