1) Nearly 200 church leaders from over 100 churches were trained, commissioned, and given materials to start Malachi Kids. Remember that Malachi Kids also trains pastors and parents to partner at church and home like no one else.
2) New Malachi Kids Clubs are starting up each week in Burundi. We anticipate well over 3,000 children actively participating in Malachi Kids at church and home in the coming months throughout Burundi.
3) At the end of every Malachi Kids conference we select a group of leaders for advanced training. They become our Master Trainers with a special commission to go out to the provinces to train pastors, parents, and volunteers in other churches. This outstanding strategy is already expanding Malachi Kids across Tanzania. Ministry growth becomes viral or exponential in nature as national leadership reach further and further out to churches in far away communities.
4) Representative pastors from Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya received training at the Burundi event. This will help GCN prepare to organize Malachi Kids conferences in each of these countries in 2018 and 2019. However, something most fascinating is already happening that we did not anticipate. Some of these capable and visionary pastors have already started Malachi Kids Clubs their respective countries! How is this possible? At the core of GCN we believe that in order to do Kingdom work for the Lord we must release our tight grip and manipulative control on those working with us. Instead, we transfer ministry ownership to those that are providentially brought into our circle of influence. We see ourselves as ministry catalysts igniting a spiritual awakening in churches globally to the great importance of children, youth, and family ministry. This is the golden hour of opportunity we call the 4-14 Window.