Year End Report on Mighty Sounds Kids

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Jerry Lenz reflects on the growth of Mighty Sound Kids

This is a ministry directed project and not a business endeavor. Sales of physical CDs and downloads are sparse to put it kindly and I am reminded daily that Kingdom building and marketing schemes most often run along different paths. The Lord has blessed me with the ability to grow my radio entertainment marketing and that extra income fuels my passion for Mighty Sound Kids to reach children and families all over the globe.

It is amazing to watch daily where this ministry is reaching—countries I’ve never even heard of. In fact, I had to look up the Northern Mariana Islands today. Each time I discover a new country I read about the people and culture and give thanks to God for this journey.

YouTube is the engine of discovery for the Mighty Sound Kids songs and several people each day will link from a MSK video to the MSK website which was launched in May of this year. Facebook was added about the same time and the MSK Facebook page has over 500 followers, most in Vietnam and the Philippines.

In the case of Facebook I can see the young mothers’ photos and their families. Further I am amazed at the number of Muslim mothers (they proclaim their faith on their Facebook page) that like and follow Mighty Sound Kids. For me, I see the Spirit of God moving on hearts and families and that is something you cannot quantify on a business report.

The five new songs have brought in new audiences too in some amazing places. Iraq is moving up fast at a time of persecution for Christians in that country. At the bottom of this article is a report from today of YouTube activity for all Mighty Sound Kids videos by location.

In summary, I am thankful to God for reawakening this music ministry in 2016. From a humble start as a Sunday school teacher 30 years ago, at The Church On The Way, I am reminded of my first project or vision for Christian children’s music. It was called Four Heavensakes & Friends (characters singing the songs). Well, today, it is the same heart behind Mighty Sound Kids. When I wrote out the original vision, the essence was, “Music and Ministry for a Multitude.” I am eternally grateful for each new family touched by the music and my prayer is that children receive Jesus as their Savior, are filled with the Holy Spirit and begin ministering the Love of God to others.

 

2016 Year End Report for Mighty Sound Kids YouTube Views
Total Minutes of viewing Total Views
570, 341 376,939
Country Views
**Displaying the top 50 Countries only
Vietnam 73,943
Philippines 24,707
Kazakhstan 17,637
Georgia 14,648
Belarus 14,165
Thailand 13,165
Cambodia 13,543
Egypt 10,643
Ukraine 8,850
Armenia 8,200
Moldova 7,335
Serbia 6,810
Mexico 7,648
Iraq 8,078
Venezuela 7,349
United States 7,887
Russia 6,425
Bosnia & Herzegovina 5,440
Mongolia 6,702
India 5,956
Algeria 5,627
Azerbaijan 4,651
Macedonia (FYROM) 4,158
Pakistan 5,303
Morocco 3,729
Nepal
5,732
Bangladesh 5,177
Bulgaria 4,768
Ecuador 4,570
Laos 4,431
Dominican Republic 4,050
Trinidad & Tobago 3,696
Albania 3,321
Kyrgyzstan 3,289
Unknown 3,264
Turkey
3,247
Peru 3,051
Palestine 2,899
Brazil 2,895
Tunisia 2,725
Jamaica 2,660
Colombia 2,556
Romania 2,511
Latvia 2,294
Argentina 2,010
Honduras 1,738
Montenegro 1,708
Lithuania 1,687
El Salvador 1,680
Sri Lanka 1,647

 

 

My Hands – New Video Released from Mighty Sound Kids

A resource for teaching children that our hands can bless and show love—and the opposite is true. The chorus is a prayer for all followers of God. The Mighty Sound Kids project has over two decades of developing children’s songs for learning and growing in faith. Kid-tested and approved, children quickly sing along at home and in church. Learn more about the Mighty Sound Kids on Facebook and our website: https://mightysoundkids.com/

We also produce performance tracks for all the songs on God Loves You for your children to learn and perform the songs—even make their own videos. We will share YOUR videos of your children singing our songs and post them on our website for others to see and enjoy.

Jesus is Lord over Mexico!

We are thankful and it is with great joy that we salute and celebrate that Jesus is Lord over Mexico! jesus-is-lord-over-mexicoThe team at Mighty Sound Kids is thrilled that the people of the Mexico have viewed the MSK videos over 6,000 times. Most important is that all viewers are helping us achieve our mission of supplying free children’s ministry resources to parents, teachers and children’s pastors. God bless you for helping fuel this fire of LOVE and passion for our Lord and King, Jesus!

Sample the new GOD LOVES YOU album on our website: https://mightysoundkids.com/special-offer/

 

New Doors Have Opened for Mighty Sound Kids

Special Edition Mighty Sound Kids

Special Edition Mighty Sound Kids

With special thanks to Executive Director Matt Guevara and INCM (International Network of Children’s Ministries), we are excited to announce that Mighty Sound Kids CDs are being distributed to over 500 churches through INCM’s program, Dispatch. INCM explains Dispatch;

“Dispatch was created to answer the most common question from children’s ministry leaders: “Where do I find the best ideas?” With Dispatch, #kidmin no longer need to search websites, scour Pinterest, or raid the curriculum closet. We thoughtfully curate a selection of the latest ideas and products, assemble, and ultimately deliver them in a quarterly box to children’s and family ministry leaders everywhere.” Learn more about Dispatch and INCM.

Lenz Entertainment Group actually created a special edition of Mighty Sound Kids for the Dispatch program using the new MSK logo. We are thankful for this association in that it gives Mighty Sound Kids a tremendous opportunity to further fulfill our mission of getting free resources into the hands of those who minister to children.

Jerry Lenz / Mighty Sound Kids ©2016 Lenz Entertainment Group

Kid’s Church in the Main Sanctuary

Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship 1999

Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship 1999

Have you ever wondered how the early church handled children during the “adult” worship service? Well, chances are good that you’ve read the text; “Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.” The early church included all members of the family and I can picture mom’s holding a crying baby and walking away from those gathered to attend to the young child.

During my years (1993-2000) as KIDS Church editor for CharismaLife / Strang (now Charisma Media) I was a big proponent of holding KIDS Church services with the adults in the main sanctuary. And I was able to accomplish this as I traveled for CharismaLife to conduct children’s ministry conferences, normally on a Saturday, and then holding a service at the host church. In May of 1997 to May of 1998, Strang allowed me to be “on loan” to the Toronto Christian Fellowship (now Catch The Fire ministries). You may have heard of the “Toronto Blessing” during these years. My purpose in being the temporary children’s pastor at TACF was to build the infrastructure to handle the explosive growth of the congregation.

ARNOTTSThe ministry at the heart of the Toronto Blessing were the lead pastors, John and Carol Arnott. What a privilege for me to serve with these wonderful, loving people. Our family was blessed with one incredible year in Canada and much was accomplished because the leadership at TACF was receptive to family style worship and wanted to establish a more welcoming building to express how they felt about children.

When I would speak on this subject I would often ask the question, “why is the church content to have a swing out back for the kids at a time when McDonald’s is featuring play places in front of their restaurants?” This struck a chord with the TACF leadership as they began remolding their sanctuary in 1998. They were committed to have a sanctuary that demonstrated their commitment to let the little ones come. The design team was told to get my input and they went way beyond my suggestions, designing one of the most kid welcoming church auditoriums ever. The remodeling was not completed until after my family was back in Florida but they did share photos with me and it was exciting to see this all come to pass.

Please do not be offended if your church has a swing out back because I really do like them–and enjoyed many as a kid. The point is being able to hold worship in a more family style gathering, at least from time to time. Something to think about in our current culture is that it is harder for a predator to pull a child away from a large family setting than an understaffed classroom. The verse at the beginning of this article continues: “If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”