KidZ at Heart Podcast

33. Growing Compassionate Kids (with Jan Johnson)

June 17, 2021 KidZ at Heart
KidZ at Heart Podcast
33. Growing Compassionate Kids (with Jan Johnson)
Show Notes

Gordon and Adam welcome special guest, Jan Johnson, to this episode of the KidZ at Heart podcast to discuss how we can invite children to join God in the adventure of being 'on mission' and growing in compassion for the people around them.

Jan Johnson is the author of twenty-three books and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible studies. Also a speaker, teacher and spiritual director, she lives with her husband in Simi Valley, California. She holds a D. Min. in Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction and writes primarily about three things: spiritual formation, partnering with God in caring for the voiceless, and living with purposeful intentionality. Visit Jan at her website:

Jan is a board member of Dallas Willard Ministries as well as a lead instructor for their cohort-based School of Kingdom Living, an "18-month immersion experience in community with fellow believers learning to ‘put on the character of Christ’ through the many facets of biblical discipleship." If you’re interested in learning more about School of Kingdom Living, visit for more information. 

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Recommended Resources:
Growing Compassionate Kids: Helping Kids See Beyond Their Backyards, Jan Johnson (Upper Room Publishing, 2000)

Invitations to the Jesus Life: Experiments in Christlikeness, Jan Johnson (NavPress, 2008)

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit, James K.A. Smith (Brazos Press, 2016)

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to stay emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world, John Mark Comer (Waterbrook, 2019)

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