John 1:1 -”In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was GOD”.
Motto: “Today’s Sunday School is tomorrow’s church“.
“Kids for Christ” was created to teach kids how to promote and exhibit God given talents. It establishes a good foundation to know God’s Word with passion and prepare kids to become true children of God and love His Word. The Bible tells us that getting well-versed by memorizing God’s Word is one of the key factors to putting God’s Word in our hearts where God can use His Word to change and encourage children to grow in Him and His perfect will. Psalms 119:105 says, “Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” KFC motivates children to be able to memorize a bible verse, put it into practice in their daily lives, and recall it many times throughout their lives. They will learn to serve Christ with the full equipment of knowledge in various aspects of the Holy Bible. The Bible clearly commands us to train children in His Word. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
In recent years, we observe that Children’s Ministry is being given lesser in our community. There are several ministries such as: Crusades, Revival meetings, Healing meetings, Bible studies, Women’s Retreats, Men’s prayers and Prayer conferences. However, the time for children is being given lesser priority in our community fellowships and gatherings. The Lord has clearly and specifically instructed us in His Word, by giving us a vision in Matthew 18:10-”See that you do not despise even one of these little ones. For I tell you that these angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” This verse shook our thoughts to focus on kids and their ministry. So prayerfully a decision was taken that we should do something for children and lovingly bring them to memorize Bible verses. As a result,” Kids for Christ” was established in 2008 for the very first time with the help of a Local Church of NJ. Hence, the concept of the KFC motto was well received by States adjacent to NJ. Since then the KFC ministry has been coordinating for the past Seven years. We see a lot of difference in children that is nothing but the power of the Living Word of God indeed. Praise be to God!
THEME: "We Shine for JESUS!"
We came up with a motto and theme for Kids For Christ:- “Today’s Sunday School is tomorrow’s church“.
Kids for Christ helps churches and parents to work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth. They will be able to learn the historical facts & spiritual truths written in the bible and follow Jesus Christ. With the true understanding of living God, they will treasure this knowledge as they grow in life. This program offers a proven approach for enriching children with valuable biblical knowledge, these skills will prolong and support the child’s growth into a spiritual adult.
Overall the Purpose of Kids For Christ -is a Talent exhibiting ministry is to:
- Encourage ,by systematic study, an in -depth understanding of God’s word among our children.
- Teach kids to make daily application of the word .
- Motivate students to memorize the bible.
- Cultivate, through competition proper attitude toward winning and losing.
- Teach kids to reflect the spirit of Christ in attitude and action.
- Provide, through travel and competition, opportunities to expand Christian fellowship among other students.
- Provide an opportunity for disciplining students.
Kids for Christ will celebrate its 6th year on June 1, 2013. Once again the location will be at Days Inn Bridge water, NJ. As always we look forward that many more kids may register, our cut of number for participants would be 200.
Last year, May 26, 2012, was the 5th year, it was a tremendous effort and a grand success.150 children participated; 120 kids registered through web site and via telephone, and 30 kids came as walk-ins. This event is truly making an impact on children lives and also in families; God has been good, He is inspiring a lot of people to be involved in this wonderful ministry among our kids.
In the first year of Kids for Christ, which was held in 2008, 98 kids came from 4 states; NJ, NY, PA, CT and it was an immediate success. In the second year 2009 of Kids for Christ, 111 kids came from, 6 states NJ, NY, PA, MA, DE, CT.
In 3rd year 2010, 137 kids came from 7 states, NJ, NY, PA, DE, CT, MA, NH. These are our statistics of kids’ participation along with their parents.
In the 4th year 2011 many more kids, many more families joined at DAYS INN on June 4th, 2011.
On May 26th, 2012, we conducted our 5th grand KFC-2012 Event at DAYS INN. 150 children participated from NY, NJ, DE, PA, CT, MA.
We pray and look forward that many families, parents and children will get involved in this bible skills, and Bible knowledge as a competition.
We see that this KFC is helping children develop skills beyond Sunday school by memorizing Word of God, passages and guiding children the plan of salvation to accept Jesus as their personal savior.
It was started and founded and framed by Dr.Mrs.Persis.S.Bandari with divine vision and we strongly envision the change in young lives, through this Annual Event “Kids for Christ”.
This year 2015 will be our 8th successful year doing this event for the benefit of our children and families.!
KFC convener’s office is located at Kids for Christ 14 Avon terr ISELIN,NJ Zip Code-08830 Phone: 973-979-3536 facebook:- http://www.facebook.com/kidsforchristnj website:-www.kidsforchristnj.com