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Articles by Daphne Kirk

A reformation is needed. An army is emerging, and the pastor has been appointed and anointed by the Head of the Church (every generation) to lead them all within a Biblical community of believers. Pastor, lead the emerging generation as you do the adults.
“God had one Son and He made Him a missionary” (David Livingstone). Jesus last command was to GO.
Biblically, I only see two principles for reaching the next generation
A strong prayer shield must start at home–including the children.
A true cell group must not ignore the command of Jesus to “go into all the world …”
One of the best things about ministering as a team is comraderie and never walking alone. Allow me to share why this is true.
As we read the news of the Middle East and of Paris in particular, we need to ask ourselves how the church has prepared the children and young people to live victoriously through these troubled times.
What if we responded to children in the following ways:
Many try and change culture by changing the structure, however it is my understanding that it needs to be the other way round.
To turn a nation, you must take the next generation.
I am often asked , "what should be my priority – family or serving God?" I believe that is the wrong question!
A leader leads his family and his church / cell. A leader has followers in his family and in his church / cell. Followers observe him in his family and his church / cell. Followers imitate him in his family and in his church / cell.
A Biblical model can help prevent “mistakes” and at the same time release radical pioneers.
This blog is aimed to shake thinking that has resulted in structures, offices and methodology that reflect an education system bearing little, or no, reflection to theological foundations for raising a generation.
I have been in many cell meetings where discussion about the summer “break” came up.
Sometimes we lose our sense of “being normal” when we are in any church setting.
I like to think of coaching coaches as simply making disciples who make disciples. We all learn best experientially, and by modeling. So as the coach is discipled, he or she will go “and do likewise”
Transitioning to Children’s Cells is much the same as transitioning to Cell Church: We experience a change of values, which leads to a change of approach and structures.
Discipling the next generation of leaders
The UK has many Pakistani non-English speaking Muslims. This is a story from our primary family cell.
Wake up Church. Wake up! To turn a nation, you must take the next generation
What vision can drive us to mobilize, train and prepare a generation "for such a time as this"?
Pitfalls to Avoid in Chldren’s Cells
Most cell leaders do a great job caring for their people. My heart is to see cell members encouraging and appreciating their leaders.
In the larger celebration gathering, we see the teaching ministry, worship, coming together as a family.
As the family of God we must preserve and reflect His image as seen in the human family that He created and ordained on earth.
I love prayer with action. Sometimes there is nothing we can do and it is all up to God, while at other times, we can act. When leading prayer, especially in the cells, I like to take some time to act on a prayer topic.
The first discipleship priority of any member is family discipleship
Healthy cells lead to a healthy and effective body. Anything that distracts from the health of the cells will have a negative affect on the body as a whole.
Starting Children's Cells? Check out these downloads!
“The Priesthood of all believers: the doctrine that each member of the body of Christ is a priest of God and should be actively participating in the body of Christ. All believers are kings and priests in the kingdom. But who are all believers?
Multiplication is a Biblical principle. From the very beginning God commanded us to be fruitful “and multiply” Genesis 1: 28
Simple remedies to problems you may experience when there are children in the cell.
As the family of God we must preserve and reflect His image as seen in the human family that He created and ordained on earth. We can not dismantle earthly family and then say we are family.
The Bible only gives 2 mandates for discipling the emerging generation.
While honour can come from leadership, I consider it high priority that honour should be initiated from cell members.
Whose responsibility are children? “One generation shall tell the next generation” (Psalm 145: 4).
Until Christian parents are empowered to disciple, church focus generally is toward their children instead of being turned outward. The parable of the lost sheep in Matthew 18 is about children. The 99 are secure while the shepherd goes after the lost one
Make sure you take time for repentance as you explore these biblical values: • We are all responsible for the next generation (Psalm 145:4).
Intergenerational Cells are cells where all generations come together to “Love God, Love One another and Love the Lost.” Values and structure are the same as any other cells – with the exception of the Kids Slot when the children or adults go to another r
Material for a Kid slot in an intergenerational Cell Meeting
We've examined the counseling in the cell church. We’ve looked at the power of group counseling, the supervisor’s role in counseling, and the gift of counseling. But what about professional counseling?
Interview with Olly Goldenberg by Daphne Kirk
Jesus had very strong words to say about a wrong attitude toward children. I call this a hidden sin as I have never been in a church where people are brought to repentance for inappropriate words, attitudes, and dismissiveness to a child. Yet Jesus said..
I believe that Jesus had FUN and was fun to be with but was it the key element through which He reached people? What place does it play today in reaching the emerging generation?
I firmly believe that when Jesus asks anything of us, He takes ALL our circumstances into account.
Trust is hard to achieve when we have been let down. Knowing the nature of God makes the temptation, to “act on His behalf”, fade into insignificance.
As we try and identify some of the qualities of a Youth Leader, what greater model could we have than Jesus who took 12 young men and developed them into Nation Changers?
Why putting our trust in God is rewarded with His faithfulness and a hope that will not disappoint.
How those who have been hurt before can love again.
This article gives an insight into the price that is paid in persecuted nations for telling the next generation - it will make you "wonder"!
Whose task is it to disciple the next generation - and what are we discipling them for? This article will give some thought provoking answers
The spiritual development of young people and children is rarely recognised by parents and those ministering to them. This article give undertsanding and reveal its importance.
Fathering this generation
Fire For the Nations
Leadership for THIS generation!
How does Father God reveal His love to children and how can they understand the love of a Father they have never seen?
This article discusses the aim of the children's cell ministry and transitioning the ministry to children's cells.
"This looks at the transformation that can take place within the church setting so that the ministry to children can be transformed."
Raising a GO mentality in an end time generation.
Jesus commanded us, if we love him,to go into all the nations preaching the gospel. This article covers 8 undeniable reasons why we should go, and 11 reasons why we stay.
Not only must there be a change of structures but a change of culture in the Body of Christ. A culture where raising the next generation is the God given responsibility of every member!
This article discusses why many parents don't, but should be, discipling their children.
This article outlines children's encounters and gives specific examples of encounters and discusses transitioning the children's ministry.
10 ways to restore the generations within the intergenerational cell context.
"As I travel, in many nations I hear prophetic words spoken about the generations, I hear people catching God's vision and heart for each generation, sharing their thoughts and dreams. I have tried to capture the heart of what I have heard. This is not co
"Before considering the place of children in every member in ministry, it is important to establish that children are members!"
There are two cries going out across the earth that the Body of Christ must hear...
This article examines our need to love every generation and also include material for a children's cell meeting based on the topic "Loving One Another"
A very simple tool that will enable every cell leader and every cell member to facilitate the inclusion of children very naturally.
 

Articles by Andrew Kirk

A Matter of Perception or Reality? Who are your heroes and villains?
Generation 2 generation
What am I reminded of this Christmas? 2004
This ariticle looks at reclaiming music culture for the kingdom and the impact this can have.
Why is it important to see the generations relating to and working with each other? This article takes a look at some of the issues
What I want to know is where are the missionaries consumed with God's calling to touch a nation, a people group, a sewer system full of down and out kids?
What’s the meaning of missions?
 

Articles by Daniella Kirk

Every person goes through a stage of life where they are aware of their “singleness”. Too few live embracing singleness as the gift from God that it is and enjoyed in all its fullness