What is Kid Nation Ministries?
Simplified, our goal for Kid Nation Ministries is to supply all the “stuff” that can bog a Children’s Minister down, so that Children’s Minister no longer has to focus for hours on implementation, creative “pump ups” of their curriculum, or re-inventing something that they need for their church body. This way, they can focus on what really matters: spending time with God, and delivering a God-empowered message to the hearts of their kids. We give you the “stuff”, so you can do what God has called you to do: minister!KNM is revolutionary because of the refusal to just supply the lesson. Instead, all the tools are supplied to take them from beginning to end with graphic, creative ideas AND supplies. This is done through implementation of videos, skits, motion graphics, puppet ministry, and many other forms of media into their Sunday morning services, but in addition, also focuses strongly on equipping children’s leaders with tools such as leadership empowerment of their teams, and tools for setting up their own prize redemption station, or a smooth-flowing check-in / check-out process to keep the kids of the church safe. The target is to make available not only lesson plans, but everything that would make it memorable and exciting for a kid to attend on a weekly basis.
The intent is to empower Children’s Leaders to not only share the “story” but to also activate biblical principles and teach how to apply simple truths into one’s daily walk in Christ. As a result, they have seen that children are prone to remember powerful facts about God each week that they know how to put into action in their own lives.
Who are Pastors Josh and Kate?
Pastors Josh and Kate Richter are devoted to the heart of God and have a passion for our emerging generation and the Body of Christ at large. Pastor Josh graduated from Master’s Commission in 2000, and both Pastors Josh and Kate are 2002 & 2005 seminary graduates and hold Pastoral credentials and licensing with RMAI. They currently serve as the Children’s Pastors of Kid Nation at Grace Christian Church located in Sterling Heights, Michigan (USA), where they currently reach more than 300 students on a weekly basis.Knowing that today’s sight and sound generation is impacted by many forms of media, both Pastors Josh and Kate pioneer a ministry style that uses “today’s tools” to aid in the way children learn biblical truths. The two of them approach ministry with the understanding that no matter what social status, age, or race, all people have the same benefits and access to a relationship and knowledge in Christ.