Marlene Maina is a Christian writer, a Bible teacher, and Founder of JosiahKids, a neighborhood classroom designed to inspire young students in our community to begin their spiritual journeys in Christ at an early age. Following Christ’s model—JosiahJude has designed a local neighborhood classroom to build up and enrich the lives of twelve young exemplary students between the ages of 6 and 12.
Through the avenues of (quality discipleship, creative storytelling, devoted prayer, exuberant dance and passionate music) we will broadcast two lessons every month on various digital media platforms all over the world to reach families of children who desire to deepen their walk with God.
Marlene’s academic and professional preparedness has equipped her to finally do what she loves most—investing in the spiritual growth of young students by teaching them the Bible, helping them set goals, shaping them into community leaders, helping them discover their purpose and most importantly showing them how to develop a vibrant, intimate relationship with God.
Marlene’s qualifications include: A certificate in Medical Administration, A diploma in Youth Ministry, A Bachelor’s in Biblical Education, A Master of Divinity (MDiv) and a Master in Leadership.
Heritage is what you give someone. Legacy is what you do in them. Our passion at JosiahJude is to take care of society’s most valuable asset—the next generation. Our hope is to do in them such a quality work, that its impact will far outlive them.
Verily, verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3)
There is a good reason why Jesus encourages us to be converted AND become like little children or we will miss the Kingdom. Here are four good considerations why:
Curiosity: A strong desire to know or learn something. Children are not know-it-all’s. Children ask! They want to know. They can ask 1,000 questions and still have more (this is a virtue). God wishes we were all that way. Curious, eager to learn and teachable.
Excitement: A feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness! Thrilled. Delighted. Full of Joy and wonder. We ask children to calm down—but Jesus LOVES this! “Get excited”… is what HE would say to most of us.
Faith: Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Adults are too skeptical. Children need no proof. They simply believe!
Trust: A firm belief in the reliability of someone (GOD). Reliance, dependence, expectation that God will do what He says He will do.
Our dream is to one day grow JosiahKids into a larger scale under the JosiahJude umbrella with four major prongs (a) A school of discipleship (b) A Christian school of Performing arts (c) A school of outreach and (d) A school of inspiration and creativity
We will host an annual outreach event (The Buford Harvest) and God willing bus in children from other countries, states and communities whose passion and love for God is reverent and expressive as our own.
Allow the little children to come unto me, forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of God (Luke 18:16-17)