About the Author: Stacy Thomas
Kids Arise Ministries was birthed out of the heart of a wife, mom, worship leader, and Children’s Ministry Director. Over twenty years of working in ministry to children, God placed a burning desire on my heart to see our children experience His presence in greater ways.
It’s not enough to teach children about God; I want them to know God, to experience God, to have intimacy with Him. I have spent many nights crying out to God and asking Him how to take the children, who stare with blank faces at me, to a deeper understanding of the glorious, exciting, good, and all loving God that I know. Over the years, I grew tired of the curriculum that we used. It seemed all too familiar, too surface, and too watered down. I figured if I was bored with it, then no wonder the kids were. I asked God for something new, something real, something deeper.
In small increments, He began to give me new things to try with the kids. And to my surprise—it worked!! The children came alive with excitement about attending church, spending time with God, experiencing Him, and ministering to others. It required a lot of time pouring into Him, listening to His Spirit, and writing curriculum, but it was time well spent. I have seen the way the Holy Spirit has used this children's ministry curriculum to shape children’s lives. I’ve seen children experience hearing God’s voice, leaning on Him, interceding for others with the heart of the Father, kids praying for others to be healed, healing occurring, a deeper understanding of the scriptures, and children just being the church. It is exciting to watch what God is doing in this generation and I’m blessed to be a part of it.
Kids Arise Ministries is here to share resources with those who desire to see God take this generation into greater things! Maybe you don’t have time to write your own curriculum, but your heart is bursting for this generation. If this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place.
"For I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past-stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about His power and His mighty wonders."