Practical idea: Share this helpful article with your children’s ministry volunteers and parents.
Barry Sneed, NavPress Executive Vice President, writes, “Jesus gave us the biblical imperative to go and make disciples. Paul reminded the church in Colossae that we must teach everyone with all wisdom so that we may present everyone mature in Christ – in order that none be deceived by persuasive arguments and stay strong in their faith. I believe that Jesus was saying in your everyday walking around life, as you are going . . . make disciples. Discipleship is the core mission behind everything relating to the church. Colossians 2:7 reminds us to walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Becoming a disciple-making church is an intentional process. It takes intentional leadership to create alignment, relational environments, and understanding of a biblical disciple-making process.”1
Today’s Kids Need Our Help
George Barna states, “By the age of nine, most of the moral and spiritual foundations of a child are in place.”2 Our culture is greatly influencing our children’s moral behavior and development—the vast majority of Christian kids today have no spiritual foundation. In fact, current research indicates that nearly 70% of today’s youth are leaving the church. Fun and games are fine, but we must face the reality that we are raising a generation of children who have missed out on essential Bible training. When the world comes calling, many fall prey to questionable activities and deceptive philosophies—and they walk away from their faith.
Disciples For Life
It is time to come alongside parents and equip them to provide their children (at the earliest age possible) with Biblical precepts that will protect them from a barrage of worldly ideas and hostile teaching. The Bible illumines a specific number of “must know” topics to understand, “must be” traits to exhibit, and “must do” activities to experience. When a child’s developmental process includes that knowledge, those traits, and those experiences, we can be reasonably assured that we have done our part to develop a lifelong disciple of Jesus Christ.
Children’s Discipleship System™
DiscipleLand’s complete Children’s Ministry Curriculum is a proven blueprint to disciple kids. This all-inclusive, precept-on-precept system ensures that children achieve balanced growth in Bible knowledge, Christ-like character, and faithful conduct—everything kids need to live as devout Christians. DiscipleLand’s family of resources can help you equip kids to reach their peak potential as Jesus’ disciples. Kids need to build a firm foundation in God’s Word. They need help to grow into rock-solid disciples of Jesus Christ. They need our help so that they:
• Know God intimately: They develop a reservoir of knowledge based on a Biblical worldview.
• Love God passionately: They display Christ-like character in every area of life.
• Serve God selflessly: They demonstrate faithful conduct that honors God and helps people.
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New Nursery Bundle: See What God Made
Transform your nursery into a life-changing ministry! DiscipleLand’s Nursery Curriculum for ages birth to 24 months, See What God Made, includes everything you and your volunteers need to provide spiritual nourishment to infants and toddlers. Every lesson is simple, self-contained, and easy to teach—nursery workers will be ready to go in minutes! Learn More…
Free Easter Resource: The Fragrance of Easter
by Mark Steiner
Mary of Bethany anointed Jesus. She is one of only a few who ministered to Jesus directly. In a moving gesture that demonstrated her deep devotion and gratitude, Mary opened her alabaster jar and … Click Here For An Immediate Download