In his book, The Holy Spirit, Billy Graham writes that discipleship is vital to the process of establishing new believers in their faith:
“One of the first verses of Scripture that Dawson Trotman, founder of The Navigators, made me memorize was, ‘The things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also’ (2 Timothy 2:2, KJV). This is a little like a mathematical formula for spreading the gospel and enlarging the Church. Paul taught Timothy. Timothy shared what he knew with faithful men; these faithful men would then teach others also. And so the process goes on and on. If every believer followed this pattern, the Church would reach the entire world with the gospel in one generation. Mass crusades, in which I believe and to which I have committed my life, will never finish the Great Commission; but a one-by-one ministry will.” Read the rest of this entry »
A Lasting Foundation
If you’ve ever watched a house being built, you know that blueprints are essential. Blueprints contain plans that fully describe the quality and specifications of the materials – including the foundation.
The quality and strength of a foundation determines the quality and strength of everything built upon it. The same is true for children’s ministry. A ministry built on a sub-standard foundation will never reach God’s intended purpose.
If you want to build a healthy, life-changing, Christ-honoring children’s ministry, you must invest time in laying a Biblically solid foundation. Read the rest of this entry »
We love Proverbs 22:6. What a tremendous encouragement to anyone raising children! Did you know that the core concept in “train up” is to provide a systematic or complete training plan?
Christian parents’ primary goal is for all their children to walk with the Lord. Loving parents want their kids to know God intimately, to love Him passionately, and to serve God selflessly. Unfortunately, just as kids today receive a fragmented education in many schools, they also receive a piecemeal education in Churches. Read the rest of this entry »
You can make disciples! You can shape children to be like Christ—knowing God intimately, loving Him passionately, and serving Him selflessly.
Your kids will reach their potential, rising above the challenges they face to become lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. Your church can become a disciplemaking center!
The five steps outlined in this featured download will assist your ministry team as you plan, prepare, and implement successful ministries for kids in the church and at home.
1. Determine Your Direction
Formulate a strategy so all your kids’ ministries harmonize with each other.
2. Draft Your Dream Team
Gather a “circle of champions” who share God’s vision for discipling kids … Click Here To Get This Free PDF Download Now