The Power of a Child’s Testimony

Leadership / Spiritual Formation //

We love to hear amazing stories about how God saved someone from a life of rebellion against Him. This stories typically emphasize the abundance of sin that a person committed before they received salvation through Christ.

These stories are amazing, but our church culture has highlighted these stories sometimes to a fault, by unintentionally minimizing the power of a simple testimony. Even the testimony of a child.

My guess is that many of you have these “simple testimonies.”

A child’s testimony is powerful. Many people relate to these kinds of testimonies, and they can often have a large impact when shared. Regardless of what type of life someone lived before receiving salvation, a simple testimony demonstrates that everyone needs Christ.

If a child can understand the gospel clearly and receive salvation at a young age, then anyone can understand it and receive salvation. That’s why a child’s testimony is so powerful.

I have a simple testimony. I received salvation from Christ at the age of 5. I understood the Gospel, and committed my life to following Christ. Since then, I have grown in my relationship with Christ and continued to serve Him, seeking to follow His calling for my life. Yes, there’s more that I could share, but at its core, my testimony is a simple story about a child who received salvation from Christ and began to follow Him.

I have shared my “simple” testimony with many people. When Jesus called His disciples, He called people from a variety of backgrounds. Their stories help us understand how anyone can receive salvation, regardless of their background. The apostle John was most likely a young teen when he first started following Jesus. In fact, Jesus used children as the standard for understanding the gospel: “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3, NASB).

A child’s testimony can be very powerful.

What is your testimony?





About the Author

Steven Knight has 10+ years of experience leading in children’s ministry. He loves to train and equip children’s and family ministry leaders through his ministry as an author and speaker. His passion is reaching families for Christ. Coffee is his friend. Keep current and equipped for children’s ministry at