Pastor Katie Idleman
Children’s Pastor 
kidleman@springsfirst.org
 
The mission of the ‘HIS Kids’ Ministry is to support the overall mission of our church, by partnering with parents in the spiritual formation of their children. The result is the Discovery of God’s Truth, Development of Christ-like character, and Determination to live a Spirit filled life.
 
At the heart of Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 lies the reality that our relationship with God was never meant to be a once-a-week experience. Rather it’s an ongoing, daily process that takes place in our homes and our families, as well as in our church (Romans 12). Springs First’ desire is to partner with families to help encourage and equip children with the tools necessary in building their relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our desire is that as children mature, they will grow in God’s grace and wisdom through the following areas:
1. Discover God’s Truth.-They will understand the value of unconditional love, become aware that God not only made them, but loves and cares for them. They begin to learn who Jesus is.
2. Develop a Christ-like Character- They discover who Jesus is and develop an understanding of what God desires from them.  Honesty, kindness, self control and patience become real to the child. Bible stories  lay  foundations for children’s awareness of how amazing God is. Passages like  “Full Armor of God” and “Fruits of the Spirit”  teach children how to live for God.
3. Determine to Live a Spirit Filled Life- The determination to know God’s calling in their life grows. These are defining moments that lay the foundation for a Biblical world view.  This awareness leads to their determination to live a life of victory and obedience that is in line with God’s original plan.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Vision
Our vision is to see a vibrant, growing ministry where children are excited to learn more about God’s plan for their lives; an environment that creates excitement within the family unit, leading to parental leadership both in the church and at home. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Our Role
Our primary role is to allow the Holy Spirit to work through us to cultivate a Biblical world view in each child and prepare them for the ministry God is calling them to. (Colossians 3:17)
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13