We are SO excited about our Children’s Ministry at the Catch The Fire Ottawa Campus called F.I.R.E KIDS!
Our desire is to teach, train and equip children to do the works of Jesus and release them in their spiritual giftings and callings. We believe that everything the Holy Spirit has for adults is absolutely available to children - there is no “junior” Holy Spirit! Children can and should be full participators in the gospel and it is our desire with the leadership and guidance of Holy Spirit, to see this accomplished in F.I.R.E KIDS.
The same values that guide CTF Ottawa also guide the direction and teaching of this ministry (and it’s where we get our name)!
F: EXPERIENCING GOD AS FATHER
Experiencing God as our true Father just like Jesus did will change our lives. Every child of God needs to feel, know, and experience the unconditional, extravagant love of Father God.
John 14:6-13, Luke 15:11-32, Romans 8:35-38
I: INTIMACY WITH GOD
Every follower of Jesus is designed to communicate with God. God speaks to us through a variety of ways and means. Our response is to listen, and in turn, talk to God through prayer, obey Him, and learn to be a doer of His Word.
John 10:3-4, Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, James 1:22
R: RESTORATION OF THE HEART
Before we can truly love others, we must love ourselves and that means allowing the Spirit of God to transform our spirit, soul and body. Our Father is able to reveal to us issues & hurts that need healing. The Holy Spirit knows what we need to believe and receive in order to become whole.
2 Corinthians 7:1, 2 Corinthians 3:18, John 16:14, John 15:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:23
E: EMPOWERING IN THE ANOINTING
The anointing is the power of the Holy Spirit for breakthroughs from poverty, brokenness, ill health, and oppression from demonic forces, that takes us into incredible favour. We desire for all to receive these breakthroughs and then to release the anointing to others.
Luke 4:16-21, Luke 9:1-6, Luke 10:1-9
Acts of Worship
We are SO excited about our new curriculum for FIRE Kids that will be starting spring 2017! Here is a description of the curriculum we will be using from Kids in Ministry International:
"Worship is one of the most fundamental principles of the Bible; it is the very road we all must take to commune, experience, and make real the presence of our heavenly Father in our lives today. The hour has come that we not only tell children to worship God, but that we teach them how.
These lessons are broken up into two separate volumes. Use at the beginning of your Children’s Ministry worship service you can teach children line by line, precept by precept, why we must worship God, how we must worship God, and what happens when we worship God.
This curriculum is a Holy Spirit inspired tool to be used to usher in the presence of God in your children’s ministry service, as well as creating a lifestyle of worship and intimacy in a whole generation of children.
In volume I (see list of topics below) of the Acts of Worship the children will get an understanding of the basic and fundamental principles of the many actions of worship we can do to express our love to God and to dwell in His presence. Where before some of the most simplest actions of raising our hands, clapping, and kneeling before God have been just mimicked in Children’s worship services, these lessons will allow the children to choose to do these actions out of an understanding of what they are doing and why.
In Volume II (see list of topics below) of the Acts of Worship-“Going Deeper”, the children began to develop a life of worship before God. In these series of lessons the deeper concepts of worship our addressed creating an opportunity for the children to be engaged in worship in their everyday life through such things as obedience, communion, and becoming like Jesus.
Lessons for Volume 1 include:
*Lesson 1: Opening the Door, *Lesson 2: Making Jesus Bigger, *Lesson 3: God Did It, *Getting Inside the Door, *Making God #1, *The Battle is the Lord’s, *Clean Hands and a Pure Heart, *Making a Funnel, *Hands of Palms, *Surrender All, * Hugs from Jesus, *Our Banner, *God’s Biggest Cheerleader, *A Song in your Heart, *Sing in the Spirit, *Dance onto the Lord, *Making Music, *Shout for Joy, *Shout of Victory, *Whispers in the Secret Place, *His Holy Word, *Worship through Love, *The Super Hero in You, *Are you Listening
Lessons for volume 2 include:
*Breaking Through, *No Lip Service, *Good Morning, Holy Spirit, *A Time to Remember, *Connecting with Jesus, *Power in the Communion, *The Power of the Name, *Do You Know What I Know?, *Do You See What I See?, *Do You Feel What I Feel?, *Ambassador to Christ, *Praying In the Spirit, *According to Your Word, *Words that Create, *Fasting with Prayer, *Getting to Work, *Alabaster Box, *Faith that Pleases, *Becoming More Like Jesus, *Giving Out of the Heart, *The Holy Temple, *Worship that Goes Up, *A Teachable Spirit, *His Special Treasure, *Fear of God, *Times of Refreshing"
We are SO thankful to God for this opportunity and we want to thank you the parents/grandparents/guardians and family for entrusting us with your children! They are tomorrow’s leaders and we definitely feel the awesomeness of this privilege and responsibility. If you have any questions about F.I.R.E Kids or you would like to register your children or volunteer in this ministry, please come and talk with David, Trisha or myself Kim Stecher for further information. We can also be contacted at the email address listed below.
I once heard someone pray at a Catch The Fire Conference that they wanted to be part of all that the Lord was doing in their lifetime. That is my prayer too! Come Holy Spirit! We want More!