What We Believe

"Children are important" was founded by Dwight and Kristina Krauss in 2005, with the mission to create fully devoted followers of Christ.  To accomplish this mission, our strategic vision is to equip church leaders to reach the next generation in both training and resources for evangelism and discipleship of children and with Christian education resources. It is our joy to share with you the essential beliefs that are covered in our materials.


We Believe:

  • We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture.
  • We believe in God, the creator of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who being fully God became fully man, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, was raised bodily, is exalted to God's right hand, and will personally come again.
  • We believe that all have sinned and are guilty before God, and, as a result, we all suffer the consequences of the fall and are under condemnation.
  • We believe that God sent His Son Jesus Christ, who provided an atonement for sin, conquered the principalities and powers, and is reconciling the world to Himself.
  • We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
  • We believe in the water baptism of believers, as an outward expression of our beliefs and a step of obedience based on God's commands.
  • We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
  • We believe in heaven and hell: the everlasting punishment of unbelievers and the everlasting blessedness of believers in the presence of Christ.
  • We believe that the church is the Body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and making Him known to the lost world.


We are an interdenominational organization, a non-profit private association, charged by God to serve the Body of Christ including all its denominations. Apart from the essential beliefs mentioned here, we do not cover in our curriculum specific doctrines where the evangelical churches disagree. For example, we do not cover the trinity doctrine in our material, but do cover the existence of God the father, the son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We have both Trinitarian and Unitarian denominations using our curriculum, as well as both Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal denominations. We will cover the Holy Spirit, but will not cover the manifestations normally associated with Pentecostalism. In addition, we encourage water baptism in our curriculum, but do not dictate specific baptism rules. We respectfully ask that each church cover their specific doctrines not listed in these essential beliefs.


Our OfficeThe various staff members at "Children are Important" each worship at their own church, and are under authority each to his or her own pastor. This interdenominational ministry does not belong to a specific denomination, with the vision of helping the needs of the many. If you have invited a staff member from "Children are Important" to give a teacher training conference or to speak, they will not be teaching on their own personal doctrinal beliefs, but will be representing "Children are Important" and will not cover doctrines other than the above-mentioned essential beliefs.