4/14 Window Strategy Handbook

The 4/14 Window refers to the demographic group ages 4 to 14, which is the most open and receptive group to spiritual and developmental input. God is calling us to a new missional focus: the 4/14 Window, the golden age of opportunity to transform the world. God is also calling us to radically change the way we view children and to respond to their strategic importance and rightful place in His kingdom. This often-ignored and suffering people group can be transformed into a precious window of opportunity.

The Bible commands every Christian to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute” (Proverbs 31:8, niv). The Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-7; 11:19) admonishes us to communicate God’s grace to our children. Psalm 78:4 (niv) declares, “We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.” Jesus affirms this in Luke 18:16 (niv): “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

In God’s hands, children can become agents of transformational mission under the headship of Jesus Christ. The needs, nature and challenges of raising up a new generation out of the 4/14 Window are presented in The 4/14 Window by Luis Bush (Compassion: 2009).

Raising Up a New Generation from the 4/14 Window to Transform the World (a.k.a. 4/14 Window Global Initiative) requires a bold process of collaboration and mobilization that seeks to obey God’s call to this new missional focus.

How To Engage With The 4/14 Movement

Dr. Luis Bush, Mission Strategist and Catalyst for the 4/14 Window Movement, briefly discusses the history of the 4/14 Window Movement and the necessity to focus on children and youth. He also gives a message on the way in which you can engage in the 4/14 Window Movement.

The 4/14 Window – 7 Years Milestones

The 4/14 Window was birthed by God seven years ago. The 4/14 Window Global Steering Committee asked Luis Bush to capture the catalytic impacts of the 4/14 Window Movement, with the purpose of learning, discerning and celebrating the mighty works of God.

This was not meant to be a historical account of the first 7 Years of the 4/14 Window Movement, nor an attempt to claim any achievements, as if these were the works of men.

I should commend Luis for the broad and intensive collaboration process in writing these milestones. He has consulted every single catalytic impact with the actors and primary source of those milestones. More than 80 % of those he consulted through emails, responded and contributed toward the accuracy of the account.

Seven years is indeed a short time, the 4/14 Window Movement will learn from this 7 years Milestones report, discern the Holy Spirit’s guidance for the second 7 years and offer sacrifices of praise for what the Lord has done so far in restoring churches, reenergizing mission organizations and in encouraging, supporting and equipping children and youth all over the world.

Dr. Bambang Budijanto
Chairman of 4/14 Movement Steering Committee