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  • The 4/14 Window Movement Monday, March 30, 2015

    By Oto and Liz Perez There was a popular song in the 80s that said, “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.” These are undeniable truths that align with the teachings of Jesus about children, and few would dare to argue against. The challenge lies in how do we as leaders build a church our children would desire to be a part of and lead into the future? How do we transfer faith along with ministry opportunities as well as responsibility to the next generation? What did the Creator hide in the heart of a child that Jesus calls us to resemble if we are to be part of His kingdom? These are some of the questions that Liz and I as Global Workers to the 4/14 window ask ourselves and the Global church wherever we serve as we seek to discern and discover how the Lord would lead His church in the 21st Century.     The 4/14 window is a contemporary term used to describe a crucial window of time in the life of a person taking place between ages 4 and 14. Children comprise the largest age group to be reached today with nearly half of the world's population currently under the age of 20.  Our North American experience shows that 71% of Christians commit their lives before the age of 15 supporting the 4/14 window as the most responsive period of a person’s life to the truth of the Gospel. These two incredible facts make the 4/14 window the greatest outreach challenge for the church of Jesus Christ, as well as the greatest and most promising opportunity where the church can invest.   The 4/14 movement came into being at a Korean Assemblies of God church in New York City. 5 years...

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