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Jesus' Heart for Children

Jesus’ Heart for Children is designed to help you think about the needs facing children in our world today, understand what the Scriptures say about God’s heart for children, and know the important elements you need in preparing to work with children in your ministry context.
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Course Description

The center of any effective ministry to children is an understanding and embodying of God's heart for children. In this course, Jesus’ Heart for Children, you will explore the needs of children in the world today. Those needs create a framework through which you will look at several Scriptural principles that describe God’s heart for children, including Jesus’ teachings and actions toward children. You also will discover several essential elements that will help you strengthen your ministry with children. The course also will give you an opportunity to reflect on the condition of your own heart for children.

This course is part of a collection of courses on basic children’s ministry, called “TWELVE,” developed by the 1for50 movement.

Presenter: Kimberle Fowle, USA

Kimberle serves with ACTION International Ministries and is the former Director of Global Training and Mobilization with Kidzana Ministries. By 2020 she had taken 83 global training trips to train children’s workers around the world. Her passion for the Lord and children is easily seen and felt by anyone who attends her training seminars. Kimberle and her husband have six children.

1for50 Movement

The 1for50 movement is a global, grassroots training movement which equips leaders around the world to reach, disciple and empower the next generation to be Kingdom Champions. To learn more about the vision and mission of 1for50 and how you can be involved, please visit

OneHope Ministry

In partnership with local churches, ministries, and governments around the world, OneHope has reached more than 1.7 billion children and youth with God’s Word. Based on in-country research OneHope conducts, Scripture programs are designed to be age and culturally relevant. Since 1987, OneHope has helped kids experience God’s Story, sharing the life-changing message of hope with children and youth in every country.

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