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GLOBAL AWAKENING KIDS

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A life changing experience for the entire family

Global Awakening Kids

Join kids from all over the world in a time of learning, worshipping, and participating in various activities. We have seen the children in GAK hunger to go after God. We have seen them respond to impartation in a heart-touching way. We have seen them reach out through prophetic art to bless the conference attendees. It has been a joy to see them worshipping, ministering to each other, learning, laughing, and enjoying the presence of the Lord. This is a priceless opportunity for your child to be forever changed in their faith journey.

The theme for GAK at VOA 2023 will be the Armor of God. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” Ephesians 6:10-11

Through impartation, teaching, and fun, our Kids will experience God’s extravagant love and learn His truth about us, that we are empowered to be a Light in the Darkness.

What to Expect

To ensure your children’s safety, all of the speakers and volunteers have been screened. We have the best security check-in / check-out system available with additional preventative security officers on the children’s area. 

Children are subdivided into smaller “classes” and identified by a group color. These color-coded classes are used for smaller group teaching and game activities. No on-site GAK registrations are allowed. GAK registration will close on October 8th.

  • Children must be going into 1st-5th grade at the time of the conference in order to participate in this optional program.
  • We are unable to offer any translation options for GAK, so all children participating must understand English.
  • Unfortunately, we do not have the staffing to accommodate children with special needs at this time.

Schedule

  • Morning Sessions
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  • Check-in Opens: 8:15am
  • Check-in Closes: 9:00am
  • Pick-up: 12:30pm
  • Evening Sessions
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  • Check-in Opens (Wed.): 6:00pm
  • Check-in Opens (Thurs.-Sat.): 6:15pm
  • Check-in Closes: 7:00pm
  • Pick-up: 10:00pm

Speakers

Will Hart with Iris Global

Will Hart

Iris Ministries COO

In 1999 Will walked into the basement of a church not knowing why he was there. That night the Holy Spirit reached out and grabbed him by the heart and he was never the same. Since then Will and his wife Musy have traveled and ministered with Bob Bradbury, Randy Clark and Rolland and Heidi Baker. Will’s call is to take the simplicity of the gospel and power of the Holy Spirit wherever he goes.

In 2016, Heidi & Rolland Baker asked Will to take over as Iris Global’s Chief Operating Officer. Now, in addition to traveling the globe speaking as an itinerant, he operationaly runs Iris Global.

Kirsten Ruhl

GAK Program Leader

Kirsten has loved working with kids in various ways throughout her life. From serving in kids ministries to coaching, she has found joy in pouring into the next generation. Kirsten and her husband, Doug, are recent graduates of Global School of Supernatural Ministry. They, along with their 5 kids, currently lead a house church in Elizabethtown, PA. 

Kirsten has a passion for seeing children encounter God, grow in their identity in Christ, and equipping them to step into all that He has for them as followers of Jesus.

A Life Changing Experience

NO JUNIOR HOLY SPIRIT
“Our family has been so blessed by the VOA kids program over the years. All three of my kids have received their first baptism in the Spirit through VOA kids and all have a hunger for the spiritual in new and exciting ways. I asked my son when he’s felt the most love, and he told me it was when he got filled with the Spirit at VOA kids. He always tells his friends about the supernatural and wants for them to be filled with Spirit, too. Thank you for this ministry that has impacted my family so wonderfully.”
– JOEL
 
IMPARTATION OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS
“My 2 daughters came back on fire for the Holy Spirit and naturally used their imparted spiritual gifts.”
– FRANK
ENCOUNTERING THE FIRE
“My daughter said that at one point during worship time, she felt heat as if there was a fire before her. (We are) looking forward to future times for her when she can have more tangible encounters with the God of the universe.”
– LAURA
JESUS, I LOVE YOU!
“Our 3 daughters attended VOA Kids. On Wednesday night, they were powerfully moved by encounters with Jesus. When I came to pick them up, my oldest was crying, my second oldest was shaking under the power of God, and my third oldest was screaming, “Jesus, I love you! I don’t need anything but You! You’re all I want! I don’t know why I ever worried about anything! I only need You to be happy!” These encounters are priceless. Thank you.”
– AIMEE
LIFE CHANGING ENCOUNTERS
“My child Joseph Brunk was prayed over several times and he is so hungry for the Holy Spirit. Justin Allen had a chance to pray over him and speak over his life and Joseph had a wonderful encounter with the Holy Spirit and an increase in words of knowledge. Joseph cried most of the way to the Philly airport. As we waiting at the airport to go home to Florida he gave a word of knowledge and prayed for an elderly couple that confirmed the words he spoke over them, later prayed over the stewardess in the airplane! What a wonderful trip back home.”
– MICHELLE

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS THE KIDS PROGRAM?

The kids’ program runs during the morning and evening sessions. You can drop your kids off at 8:15 am. Check-in closes and their session will begin at 9:00 AM. Pick up is at 12:30 pm. In the evening, you can drop your kids off at 6:15 pm. Check-in will close, and their session starts at 7. Kids can be picked up at 10 pm.

WHAT DO I DO WITH MY KIDS DURING THE AFTERNOON?
The kids can go into the adult sessions with you; all kids 12 and under can attend the adult VOA sessions for free.
HOW DOES THE CHECK-IN PROCESS WORK?

During the pre-registration process on our website, we collect all the information we need to make an account for your child in our KidCheck program.

When you arrive for the initial check-in, please join the registration line according to last name. One of our volunteers will direct you to enter your phone number to check-in your child. Then, our printer will print two stickers: one for you and one for your child. Your child will wear their sticker. You will use your sticker during check-out. You and your child will be assigned a unique code on the stickers to match you both during check-out. Any important information indicated on the form you submitted online will also appear on their sticker (i.e. allergies, no photography, etc.).  

At registration, we will provide a GAK schedule and color roster. The color roster will let you know which group your child is in for the week, and who their team leader is. 

Please be aware that if you bring your child to check-in after the check-in time closes, we will not allow them to be checked in during that session. You can bring them to check in at the next session.

If you need to update any important information, please do not hesitate to call 717-796-9866, email events@globalawakening.com or let one of our volunteers know at check-in.   

WHO WILL THE SPEAKERS BE?

Kirsten Ruhl is leading the kids’ program. Kirsten, her team, and Will Hart are the main speakers. 

WHAT IF I CAN’T PICK UP MY KIDS DURING THE DESIGNATED PICK-UP TIME?

If you know for some reason you will be unable to pick up your kids during the specified time, please make arrangements ahead of time for your child to be picked up by your 2nd guardian. The 2nd guardian’s information must be included when you are registering your child. If you are worried about missing impartation or part of the session that has gone late, please remember that you can pick up your kids and go back into the adult session with them.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO WHEN I ARRIVE?

You do not need to bring your email confirmation; we will have you and your children on our list. Registration for parents begins at 4 PM on October 18th, and kids registration will begin at 6:00 PM. Please refer to our check-in process column for further information on check-in and drop-off. 

CAN I COME IN WITH MY KIDS?

Due to safety regulations, none of the parents are allowed into the kids’ program. All adults that are in that room have gone through paperwork and other clearances. This is to protect your children. The kids typically adjust quickly to the group setting. If they have any issues adjusting, we will contact you via the number you gave us on your registration. 

If your child is having an encounter with the Lord and cannot get up during check-out, a GAK team member will walk you to your child so you can carry them out. 

WHAT WILL THE KIDS DO?

There is teaching, worship, and lots of fun activities. Some of the evening sessions also feature a guest speaker and a time of impartation. We will provide a schedule including the classes upon check-in. 

 

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