Practical idea: Download and read this important article with volunteers and staff and ask the simple question: What can we do to ensure that our children are growing in Christ-likeness?
Thomas A. Tarrants III, Director of Ministry at the C.S. Lewis Institute, cautions, “There is a crisis of discipleship in the American church today. Reams of research confirm the simple observation that in many ways the lives of most professing Christians are not much different from their non-believing neighbors. Like ancient Israel and the church in some periods of history, we have adopted the beliefs, values, and behaviors of the surrounding culture to an alarming degree. Although there are exceptions among individuals and congregations, they only serve to confirm the reality.
This sad situation is bringing reproach on the name of Jesus Christ, undermining the credibility of the church, strengthening atheist rhetoric, and bringing frequent charges of hypocrisy against God’s people and his work. It stands in stark contrast with the teachings of Jesus about discipleship and the witness of the church in other eras, and it presents us with an urgent and unavoidable challenge.
A significant part of our problem today is widespread misunderstanding about the nature of discipleship. Let’s briefly look at what Jesus taught about discipleship, how the early church responded, and where we are today. Perhaps this will help us see more clearly what we need to do.” Click here to download this important article
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 Curriculum 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
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