The 4-14 Movement - Golden Age of Opportunity for Christians
The 4-14 Movement is a Christian group that aims their efforts at impacting the lives of kids ages 4 to 14. They refer to this demographic as the golden age of opportunity to transform the world. Between the ages of 4 to 14, kids are the most open to every form of spiritual and developmental input.
Pastor Joel Spiridigliozzi, Lead Pastor at Heartland, A Church Connected, played the video you see on this page for the congregation. He followed that with prayer for all the kids in the church, as well as the teenagers.
If you are a Christian, regardless of whether you have kids or not, you should consider carefully what contribution you can make to the kids in your church, community, and world. Can you give time, money, and wisdom to help kids avoid some of the challenges they can face in life? Can you share your heart so that they know the importance of Jesus Christ in their lives? Can you impress upon them that they can make a difference with their lives and positively impact their friends, community, and world?
Below is a description from the Movement's website:
"Raising up a New Generation from the 4/14 Window to Transform the World" (a.k.a. 4/14 Window Global Initiative) is a bold process of collaboration and mobilization that seeks to obey God's call to this new missional focus.
Referring to the 4-14 Movement Booklet:
"This booklet is an urgent appeal to consider the strategic importance and potential of the 1.2 billion children and youth in the 4/14 Window. It is a plea to open your heart and mind to the idea of reaching and raising up a new generation from within that vast group—a generation that can experience personal transformation and can be mobilized as agents for transformation throughout the world. Our vision and hope is to maximize their transformational impact while they are young, and to mobilize them for continuing impact for the rest of their lives. I invite you to join with many others who are making a commitment to fulfill this vision and realize this hope."