I Miss Being a Children's Pastor by Dr. Clint May
You may think I am a little crazy, but I miss those days of being at church every week as a children’s pastor. I miss seeing the kids coming to church and being there to welcome them with loving arms. I call it my kid fix. Kids bring life to me. There are a lot of people just like me in churches everywhere.
God has wired us differently. We can be in a room with kids that are seemingly going nuts, but that's right where we want to be. For the uncalled, they look at us and shake their heads in bewilderment. They think we are crazy. Children's ministry is a definitely a calling!
Years ago, we prayed for an open door at Greenbriar Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas.
We desired to share the Gospel with as many children as we could.
The Lord answered our prayers with a Yes.
During the next several weeks, many children trusted Christ as their Savior.
These were exciting times, but we did not want to leave it there.
We taught those children how to pray and spend time with the Lord daily, and we were committed to training them on how to share their faith.
Then, we encouraged them to go and tell others about the Lord.
You might have noticed that our kids are under attack from every direction: the government, public schools, media, music, and even their families. In the last two years, it is as if the country I have grown to love has gone insane.
But there is hope! Amidst the insanity, children are on fire for the Lord. I believe that believing children are the church today, and it’s a joy to watch what the Lord does in and through them when they discover His purpose.
Internationally the most significant spiritual harvest field is children—seventy percent of those who trust Christ worldwide are between four to fourteen years of age.
God’s Amazing Grace
by Dr. Clint May
The last two years have had many challenges. The year 2020 started out with many questions if we would still be here today. As that cloud lifted, I saw hope, not in myself but in the Lord. No matter what happened, He was in control of my life and L.I.T., not me.
In October 2021, my wife, Vicki, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was as if another dark cloud formed to block our view of God’s grace again. We walked through this trial together. Today, Vicki is cancer free. Her last doctor visit showed she is all clear—praise the Lord! Even though it was a very dark beginning of the year, it has become brighter and brighter each new day.
In the summer of 2002, the Lord birthed a fresh vision for children called L.I.T. (Leaders In Training).
In a matter of 20 years, L.I.T. has grown to impact thousands of children around the world.
We are in awe at God’s amazing plan to reach, disciple, and empower children to be the church NOW.
The Lord is raising up a generation of disciples in our midst.
What we have learned from 30+ mission trips is that when we train children to be missionaries and take them out on mission, they experience Acts 1:8.
They don’t fully grasp how God works, but the Holy Spirit takes over in their times of fear and speaks boldly the name of Christ through them.