“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
A MATTHEW INITIATIVE CHURCH IS A PLACE OF JOY, HOSPITALITY, AND HOPE.
THE VISION The Matthew Initiative exists to bring about community renewal through dynamic children's ministries in the local church.
We empower churches and community organizations to become places of joy, hospitality and hope for the children of their communities. Based on the scripture from Matthew 19:14, "Let the children come, and do not hinder them," The Matthew Initiative works with their partners by providing needed resources and a plan for their success. Using a unique model, The Matthew Initiative guides volunteers and staff to discern God's call on their church to the children and families of their community. Our model enables us to enter into a ministry partnership with the churches we serve, rather than a consulting one. Our partner churches contribute leadership, volunteers, and hospitality for the children and families from the community that attend. The average length of time it takes to bring a church through our process is 6 months to a year.
Bring children into fellowship with the church.
Establish transformational ministry.
Sustain long-term relationship with the community.