HOW DID THE MOVEMENT STARTS?

All over the world, children and youth represent the demographic that is most receptive to spiritual and developmental input.  God is calling us to radically change the way we view young people and to respond to their strategic importance and rightful place in His Kingdom.

The 4/14 Window Movement sees children and youth as more than a mission field to be reached.  They are also a powerful missions force affecting change in our world today

Listen to Dr. Bambang Budijanto’s explanation about how the movement starts :

 

In 2009, 4/14 Window Global Initiative was launched. Dr. Bambang Budijanto argues that the “New Kingdom Landscape” requires a new focus on children and youth.

This was actually the foundation of 4/14 Global Summit in Singapore in 2011, while the summit itself had proven that the 4/14 “initiative” has become a movement with 100s of regional events spontaneously emerging all over the world.

In 2013, Dr. Bambang Budijanto introduces the “Second Mountain” to climb in the race to activate the 4/14 window.  The first mountain was building awareness of the importance of the 4/14 among the church. The Second mountain is appropriately releasing children and youth into ministry.

Then in 2015 – Dr. Bambang Budijanto calls NURTURERS, young people roughly 14-22 years old, to take their rightful place in serving this next generation by making disciples among the 4/14. This is how we began NURTURER INITIATIVE.

The NURTURER INITIATIVE is actually the reason why Asia Pacific Youth Congress (APYC) is being held. In which APYC I was held in Bali on April 2015, followed by APYC II that was just held last month : October 17-20, 2016

 

 

ASIA PACIFIC YOUTH CONGRESS (APYC) II.
LET’S ASK : WHAT IS DICIPLING AND NURTURING
FOR OUR SPEAKERS IN APYC II?

We are sure you bring home something!
HERE WE ARE REMINDING YOUR COMMITMENTS IN APYC II

4/14 Window Movement – May-June 2016

Major event of 4/14 Window in May and June was the Regional Conference for the French Speaking countries, held in Lome, Togo. The Africa Regional Leadership chairman, Rev. M. Shiferaw, presenting the key message of the connection between 4/14 Window Movement and the Nurturer Movement. He aptly stated that the Nurturer is the TOOL to implement, materialize the 4/14 Window Movement. Through the Nurturer, “We disciple youth, and through the youth, we reach the 4/14 ers.”

4/14 Window Movement – March-April 2016

The 4/14 Window News Letter is now received by about 5,000 readers. They are mainly former participants in one or more events. Should have more recipients, but many share similar email accounts or do not have email address. After issuing the News Letter numerous responses received, not only in English, but also in Spanish, Porto, French, Dutch, German, Indonesian and even African Native or National language. Some selected of encouraging responses are quoted here in this News Letter.

4/14 Window Movement – Jan-Feb 2016

The third Region that has developed Regional Leadership Team is Asia. By the end of December, a team of broad representation by country, profession and ministry background with strong commitment to the cause had come together and met by the skype.

4/14 Window Movement – Christmas Edition 2015

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Encouraging development has taken place in the Middle East. A new Regional Leadership Team had been formed, with a very broad representation of denominations, children and youth ministries, media, business and official in the government.

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4/14 Window Movement – Vol 1, Ed 2 Jul-August 2015

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From the Desk of the Executive Secretary

Between two commands in Mat 19:13-15, “…let the children come to Me…” and Mat 28: 18-20, “Go…and make disciple…” which of these Jesus is more serious about?

We, tend to think and act that the latter is more important. Yet, evident show that if we obey the first more seriously, the latter accomplished much faster. Edward Kimball taught Sunday School faithfully, one of the students is Dwight L. Moody the revivalist. Mordechai Ham mentored a group of youth and one of them is Billy Graham who led millions to Christ.

In this generation, there are vivid examples taking place in various countries and continents. Discipleship of children and youth is still and always the fruitful strategy. Leadership and discipleship goes hand to hand. This News Letter introduces new leadership of 4/14 Window.

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Asia Pacific Youth Conference

God is at work among youth around the world. They are reached, rooted and committed to take key role in fulfilling the Great Commission by reaching other youth or their next generation. Some of what happened is captured below, presented by countries in alphabetical order. Naturally, there must be more which are not captured here. We just praise the Lord for what He is doing around the world and pray for many initiatives that are not listed here.

Movement Around the Globe

From the Desk of the Executive Secretary

Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you are told. Habakkuk 1:5

The original context of this verse is the rising of world power, Babylon. In our days there is a power on the rise, youth power. Youth is reshaping the world and history according to what they believe.

Praise the Lord, that the 4/14 Window is also capturing the potential power of youth in the church. The Second Mountain was launched. If in the First Mountain, the thrust is to raise awareness of leaders on the strategic importance of reaching children for Christ. In the Second Mountain is to mobilize youth as partners in mission through discipleship making movement of their next generation. The vision is that there will be no single child grows up without a nurturer, someone who walks along-side him/her as disciple maker.

The launching of the Second Mountain was officiated in the Leadership Retreat on April 19-20 and the first step to climb the Mountain was taken through the implementation of the first Asia Pacific Youth Congress. This is what God is doing in our days, raising youth power around the world with a passion to disciple their next generation, thus fulfilled Matthew 28:18-20.