Child evangelism movement

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The child evangelism movement is a Christian evangelism movement that began in 1937 by Jesse Overholtzer who founded the Christian organization Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). It focuses on the 4/14 Window which centers on evangelizing children between the ages of 4 and 14 years old.[1]

In 1994, Awana Clubs International, Christianity Today and other Christian groups co-sponsored an event which 54 organizations participated in which focused on child evangelism.[2]

In 2004, at the Lausanne Forum for World Evangelization in Thailand, a group of Christian evangelist examined the state of evangelism among children. Two key outcomes were the publication of a Lausanne Occasional Paper (LOP 47[3]), and the creation of a viral video called ‘Aim Lower’. The LOP included create a map of the child’s spiritual journey from hearing the Christian gospel through to discipleship and service.[4]

The Christian relief organization World Vision has declared that the child evangelism movement is a very important evangelism movement in the 21st century.[5]

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Further reading[edit]

  • One Generation from Extinction: How The Church Connects with the Unchurched Child By Mark Griffiths, Monarch Books, 2009, ISBN 1854249290
  • A modern weeping prophet : history of the Child Evangelism movement up to April 1940. Written as of 1947 by J. Irvin Overholtzer, Publisher: Pacific Palisades, Calif. : International Child Evangelism Fellowship, 1953.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Overview of the 4/14 movement
  2. ^ The 4-14 Window New push on child evangelism targets the crucial early years. By John W. Kennedy
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Evangelism among Children - Lousanne Forum
  5. ^ THE “4/14 WINDOW” Child Ministries and Mission Strategies Dr. Dan Brewster
  6. ^ Worldcat - A modern weeping prophet : history of the Child Evangelism movement up to April 1940. Written as of 1947 by J. Irvin Overholtzer