Listen Now: Kids Don’t Have a Junior Holy Spirit
Guest: David Walters, Good News Ministries
We’ve got to stop giving parents the impression that we have a wonderful church where we have free child care where they can come and dump their children into children’s church, dump their teens into teen church, so they can enjoy the meeting. And they are hoping that will do the job they should be doing. So when they go home, nothing goes on spiritually. ~ David Walters
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Children do not have a junior Holy Spirit”? In this episode of Raising Supernatural Kids, we are talking with the man who coined that phrase almost 40 years ago, David Walters.
David was one of the “founding fathers” in this revival movement among children. He was the first real voice crying in the wilderness as an advocate for children being trained to be used by God. His battle cry coined decades ago quoted by thousands around the world is, “Children do not have a junior Holy spirit.”
I will ask him about the changes he has seen over the years in the Church (if any) and changes in attitudes in the church culture. Can we step back yet and say, “We are finally turning this ship around”?
Testimonies About Kids Who Do Not Have a Junior Holy Spirit
We’ll ask David about some of the lasting fruit of his ministry in churches and children who are now grown. What encouragement can he give us as leaders and parents to keep the momentum going. Those of us who today who are trumpeting the cause of revival among children have this man to thank as we stand on his pioneering shoulders.
FOR FURTHER RESEARCH:
Redefining Children’s Ministry in the 21st Century by Becky Fischer
Children and the Holy Spirit DVD teaching by Becky Fischer
The Holy Spirit and Me MP3 teachings for Children by Becky Fischer
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