KidZ at Heart Podcast

29. Noticing that God is Near (with Melissa J. MacDonald)

April 01, 2021 KidZ at Heart
KidZ at Heart Podcast
29. Noticing that God is Near (with Melissa J. MacDonald)
Show Notes

Gordon and Adam welcome Melissa J. MacDonald back to the podcast, one year after she helped launch KidZ at Home, for a special conversation on the spiritual practice of Practicing the Presence of God.

Melissa is often found speaking on children's ministry related topics as well as leadership, discipleship, healthy churches, soul care, and more. She's a trainer, coach, and in-demand speaker for kids camps and youth events - and is considered one of the leading voices in children's ministry. Melissa is the author of "Missing: An Urgent Call for the Church to Rescue Kids." Find out more at her website -

Nothing can bring a sense of fulfillment and make life more significant, nothing can clarify our value more, than to be aware of God's presence as he shows favor toward us and transforms us. What a gift we give our children as they acquire the habit of noticing God’s nearness. They look through heavenly lenses when they evaluate life in light of his presence. God knows. God is near. God is with them.

Recommended Resources:
It Will Be Okay, by Lisa Terkeurst

God Is Always With Me: Psalm 139, by Dandi Daley Mackall

Found: Psalm 23, by Sally Lloyd Jones

To download our free Resource Guide for this episode, please visit and scroll to the bottom of the page. This episode is listed under the category "Receive God's Love."

KidZ at Heart Podcast Hosts:
Gordon West (KidZ at Heart, President/CEO)
Adam Ormord (KidZ at Heart, Chief Culture Officer)

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