Kidz Rock Ministries
By Susan Thomas
“As soon as I realized what was involved and what God could do through children’s ministry, I was hooked. For the next 10 years I was either a teacher or I was the director for our kid’s church program. Learning how to utilize puppets, skits, characters, object lessons, etc, ministering to children eventually just became a part of me. In early 2012 my wife, Jennie, and I felt the call to take our experience outside of the local church,” Bro. Lagas said. “On a whim we purchased our own equipment, sound system, props, puppets, puppet stages, and began to put the word out. Kidz Rock Ministries was born and the rest is history.”
Bro Lagas informs us, “We refer to ourselves as Kidz ROCK Ministries. The ROCK standing for, “Reaching Our Country’s Kids”. We have been described as a variety show with anointing. My family and I working together as a team via puppetry (songs, dialogue, and ventriloquism), action songs, skits, and characters we put together a high energy and anointed Kids Service. Our ministry’s mascot, Skip-E, loves to go out in his crazy costume passing out flyers and connecting with kids and families prior to the services.”
“God has blessed us to go places where we have seen Him move in children’s lives in miraculous ways. I’ve seen God fill them with the Holy Ghost, and seen the children renewed. I thank God that we can be used by Him for His purpose!” said Bro. Lagas
How would Pastor Lagas advise a pastor who wishes to improve his children’s ministry? “First, treat your children’s ministry department(s) like it’s a ministry and not an entertainment center for kids. I believe that God wants to be able to flow through every aspect of children’s ministry. When God is recognized and allowed to flow in our children’s ministry just like every other aspect of church, then the results are bound to go to another level.” Bro. Lagas also adds, “Secondly support your staff. Help them to be a part of workshops, conventions, and training seminars. It is such a blessing to know that we are equipping, encouraging, and inspiring teachers. They leave transformed and no doubt they are returning determined to save our children.”
Brother Lagas concludes, “We can have the talent, the wit, and all the greatest skits, props, and fun, but if we aren’t doing it all with a passion and a burden to bring our children into the knowledge of truth and salvation then it’s all for naught. The secret lies within us, in our burden, in our passion, and in our perspective, because it is those things that can readily translate into the heart and mind of a child to receive and respond to truth.”
You can contact Brother Lagas by calling, 805-304-7231 or emailing him at, firstname.lastname@example.org. They have a facebook page, www.facebook.com/KidzRockMinistries. Their website is www.kidzrockmin.wix.com/kidzrock.