How it all began
The story of the 4/14 movement began in 2008 in the hearts of Dr. Luis Bush and Rev. Nam Soo Kim. As they met together at Promise Church, NY, a seed from the heart of God was planted in these two men of faith. They began to understand the importance of the demographic period of time between the ages of 4 and 14 as a time when a child’s spiritual window is most open.
That revelation grew and blossomed into what is now the 4/14 Movement. The Holy Spirit was speaking the same message to other leaders who were listening. This wasn’t just a local move of His Spirit, but something He was doing around the world. Sep 6–8, 2009, the first Global Summit was held at Promise Church, NY.
With the support of OneHope President, Rev. Bob Hoskins, and Compassion International President, Dr. Wess Stafford, along with Dr. Dan Brewster’s new understanding of the importance of children in the Bible, the 4/14 became a global movement over the next 10 years. Dr. Bambang Budijanto led the Global Steering Committee from 2009 until 2018.
Where we are now
The movement founders and advisors asked the movement to fast and pray about the future of the 4/14 movement. They came together at a retreat center in New York in Oct 2018. After two days of meeting, they felt that the Holy Spirit was pointing to Rick along with Becky Olmstead to lead the movement for the next season.
Rick and Becky planted the Vineyard Church of the Rockies in 1982 and pastored for 37 years. Rick was also a national leader in the Vineyard Movement for over 30 years and Becky is the Vineyard Kids National Leader.
In the spring of 2019, Rick and Becky transitioned their church to new leaders to assume a new role as Co-Global Leaders of the 4/14 Movement.
Could a new Jesus Movement be on the horizon? Only younger? Could God be raising up a generation without a voice to be His voice for proclaiming His message of Hope to the world?
What if we invest our time, energy, and money in this generation of kids and youth? Is it possible that we could see a movement of epic proportions? We realize that the power to do this isn’t in our human strength. The Holy Spirit is the one who is drawing kids to Himself. God so desperately wants kids to know and experience His love and power, that He will reach them in whatever way He can.
Here we go. Into the unknown. Giving everything we have. But, there is no place we’d rather be than in the middle of His dream for a generation.
We invite you to link arms with us and join us in this adventure. Together, we can change the life of a child and even the world!
The best is yet to come…