The Golden Hour

The Life-Saving Hour!

An expression commonly used in emergency medicine, “The Golden Hour” underlines the importance of acting promptly and rigorously when a trauma occurs.The golden hour is the first ‘60 minutes’ following any injury or trauma. Prompt medical attention during this period can save one’s life. This period is very critical as the chances of survival depend on this window period.

How do we relate this concept to Next Generation Discipleship in our ministry?

The Golden Hour  is for the now generation a critical time when biblical attention and spiritual care can make the difference between their life and death.  The basic idea behind this Golden Hour concept is not to delay your decision in going and making disciples at an early stage of life. The sooner the children are approached with bible stories the better their hearts will be protected.

One of the most important determinants of a returning churchgoer will be the quality of the deposit the parents and the church made during the child’s formative years. This is a golden window of opportunity  named The 4–14 window . It refers to the children and teenagers between the age of 4 to 14 and  is known not only as the time when a child is most likely to embrace the gospel, but  also as the time when they will form an emotional impression of church. Not all children will receive the gospel during their 4–14  period of age , some of them may even leave the church during their young adult years.

Right after  the Golden Hour comes its sister, the silver day. It has been proven that within 24 hours improves outcome from major trauma due to early identification and aggressive treatment during the Golden Hour.  We compare the silver days to the teenage years and their spiritual journey as they become young adults.

On Christian Practice according to a One Hope study  and lifeway research 2021 , 51% of US teens claimed to be Christian, yet only 8% display the beliefs and habits of a committed Christian. People ages 15 to 25 that were reached during the golden age are more likely to become resilient disciples. Parents carry the responsibility of training the child to practice their faith.

We Must Do Something Now

to Save Our Children

The world’s systems are attacking the Christian family like never before.

We need to protect our children and it must start in the church; however, it can not stay in the church.

Churches can make next generation disciples, yet it can only be done with the parents active involvement.

There is Hope!

In Matthew

28:18-20 ⇨

Jesus gave the Great Commission to the church,
"Go and make disciples"

In Deuteronomy

6:5-7 ⇨

God gave the Great Commission to parents,
“Train your children diligently”

In Matthew

28:18-20

Jesus gave the Great Commission to the church,
"Go and make disciples"

In Deuteronomy

6:5-7

God gave the Great Commission to parents,
“Train your children diligently”

Nowhere in scripture are parents told to delegate these commands to a third party!

We need the parents intentional, active, and diligent involvement.

Most parents have never been equipped to disciple their own children.

A Solution:

Global Children's Network

Equipping Pastors to train and commission parents to disciple their children.

Equipping Parents to disciple their children at church and at home.

Equipping Children with Bible stories and their Biblical truths and then to appoint each child as an ambassador to tell others.

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