Sunday
Mar242013

Tulsa Night of Worship #NOW2k13

Three years ago at the request of the High School students I work with we held an event that is now in it’s third year.  Funny, we never set out to do an annual event, just each year, one year at a time.  Come to think of it that pretty much describes Kids for Christ USA: One school, one day, one week, one year at a time for 12 years. Now there are over 120 schools associated with us across the nation. 

When I started KFCUSA I never intended to do Jr, high or High School, but a funny thing happened as we grew: so did the Kids. As they grew they asked us to come with them to the next level and the next. Now we are involved in the campus Bible Clubs of 8 different schools.  What is awesome about this is that I and other team members do our jobs over coffee or chicken.  In other words we meet with teams of students at the coffee shops or Chick-fil-a once a week. They plan their meetings and events. My job (and I LOVE IT) is to steer them, helping them to become the leaders God gifted them to be and they are VERY gifted leaders. 

When they asked me to meet with them weekly and train them to lead there was just one humble overwhelmed girl named Abbie. At her request we grew the team to include 13 students from 7th grade-Seniors. Some could speak, some were musically gifted, some had a knack for marketing and socializing. As they matured into their roles they asked me if we could have a “Worship” event led by students with other area schools. The result was “Tulsa Night of Worship”.  The first year we had over 100 students from at least five area public high schools. We said we are not going to bill this as an annual event, but now we are about to have our third one.

This year’s event will take place in the concert room at Agora Coffeehouse in the Fontana Shopping Center (At 51st and Memorial) Good Friday night (3.29.2013) from 7-9 pm.  I promise you if you come you will not soon have another night so unified and focused on Jesus.  Come worship and pray with us for our schools.

Monday
Dec312012

How Are You Doing That?

I’ve been asked many questions since Kids for Christ USA, Inc. was formed. Without a doubt, the one I’ve been asked the most is: “How are you doing that?”

This most practical of all questions is usually followed closely with, “What about separation of church and state?” And we can’t forget my personal favorite of all questions: “Wasn’t the Bible banned from the public schools?”If I had a dollar for every time I've been asked these questions, I could fund a ministry at least twice the size of this one!

My personal journey began January of 2001. Since then, I have taught, learned, experienced, rejoiced and sacrificed much in order to bring this ministry to the children and families of this great nation. My team and I have worked hard to build a ministry that will annihilate the myth that “God isn't welcome in America's public schools.” 

I have said many times, “If there is one child in a school that has given his or her life to Jesus, then Jesus is in that school.” More than once Jesus said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”  You may have noticed that He didn't say: “I will never leave you or forsake you unless you go into a public school in America.  That's it, that’s where I draw the line.”  It makes the whole “Godless school system” concept seems a bit ridiculous when you hear it like that, doesn’t it?

What is really amazing is that in my research I have uncovered evidence that proves that much of our belief regarding the Bible and prayer in the public school system is based on hearsay and media spin. Are you shocked? Let me explain the common foundation. For over forty years, we have talked about, preached about and complained about the Bible and prayer being removed from America’s Public schools. BUT THAT DIDN’T EVEN HAPPEN! (I will explain what I mean in a later chapter).

My book "Reaching a New Generation of Kids for Christ is meant to equip you with all of the tools and information you’ll need to go out and launch a Before or After School Bible Club in any school in America. My goal is to inspire you and eliminate the intimidation you might feel when preparing to launch an endeavor.

One of the goals of this ministry is to have a hand in planting or facilitating a thriving Kids for Christ USA-style Bible Club meeting every week in every school in America. Should you buy my book, read it you feel inspired and illuminated after reading it, then I have done my job.--Bob Heath

 

This is the second excerpt from Bob Heath's book "Reaching a New Generation of Kids for Christ" available in paperback or all three major digital formats. (Kindle, Nook and iBook) If you feel God leading or you just want to you can make a donation to KFCUSA we consider it an honor to have you in our corner.