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Introduction

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The 4/14 Window refers to the demographic group from age four to fourteen years old, which is the most open and receptive to every form of spiritual and developmental input. God is calling us to a new missional focus: the 4/14 Window golden age of opportunity to transform the world. God is calling us to radically change the way we view children and to respond to their strategic importance and rightful place in His Kingdom. This often ignored and suffering people group can be transformed into a precious window of opportunity. In God's hands, this enormous and largely ignored people group can become agents of transformational mission under the headship of Jesus Christ. The needs, the nature and the challenge of raising up a new generation out of the 4/14 Window are presented in the 4/14 brochure, booklet and book written by Luis Bush. This handbook describes our approach to address the needs and the challenges facing those working with the 4/14 Global Initiative within the framework of the Transform World Movement.

"Raising up a New Generation from the 4/14 Window to Transform the World" (a.k.a. 4/14 Window Global Initiative) is a bold process of collaboration and mobilization that seeks to obey God's call to this new missional focus. This global initiative or movement begins with a 4/14 Window Global Summit, 6 to 8 September 2009 in New York City, with more than 350 participants from more than 70 countries, over 250 of whom are from overseas.

The primary building blocks of the 4/14 Window Global Initiative are national, track and prayer based initiatives. The functional dimension is defined by the more than fifteen tracks. The geographical dimension of the 4/14 Window Movement is fueled by national 4/14 initiatives. The partnership between the geographical and functional aspects of the 4/14 Window Global Initiative reflects and draws on the strengths of God's people in both the north and the south. Our approach recognizes the growing contribution of leadership and ideas and ministry approach from the Majority World, also referred to as the Global South, Non-Western and Two-Thirds World. A draft of Covenant on the 4/14 Window can be found at http://4to14window.com/covenant-on-4-14-window-draft and a draft on the Missiological Task in relation to raising up a new generation from the 4/14 Window to transform the world can be found at http://4to14window.com/missiological-task-draft.  Also see the Transform World Covenant at http://4to14window.com/transform-world-covenant.