Discipling Resources Archive

God’s goal for children

  Selecting the very best curriculum for children is a pivotal and challenging task—a decision to be bathed in prayer and filtered through God’s Word. As you begin this process, think about God’s overarching purpose of Christian education: “What is God’s goal for your children?” “What does He want them to become?” Jesus commanded His followers to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them …

5 Strategies to Build a Strong Work Ethic in Your Kids

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV). How Children Think Children ask, “Why work so hard?“ Some kids question the value of hard work. Many adopt the …

3 Essentials of Discipleship

In his article Grow a Disciple-Making Culture in Your Church, Godwin Sathianathan reminds us “Discipleship at its core is the process of growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. That sounds simple. But what does it actually look like? And how do pastors lead their churches in discipleship? A good place to begin is Jesus’ last words to his disciples: “go . . . make …

Where are today’s Christian kids?

Once upon a time, Christian parents asked their children after church, “What did you learn about God?” Today, the question is often, “Did you have fun?” Not too long ago, churches offered Bible training for all ages—wanting to fully equip children to serve Christ. Today, many churches offer high-energy, entertainment-based programs—wanting to keep kids happy and to make recruiting easy. Children rarely use their Bibles. …

The Fragrance of Easter: Free Download

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 Share with friends...

What Today’s Kids Really Need

Once upon a time, Christian parents asked their children after church, “What did you learn about God?” Today, the question is often, “Did you have fun?” Where are today’s Christian kids? Not too long ago, churches offered Bible training for all ages—wanting to fully equip children to serve Christ. Today, many churches offer high-energy, entertainment-based programs—wanting to keep kids happy and to make recruiting easy. …

Teaching kids to forgive.

Ray Stedman, noted pastor and Biblical expositor said, “Forgiveness, of course, is the virtue we most enjoy, and least employ, in our Christian experience. We all love to be forgiven – we expect it, and want it. But we find it a struggle to forgive; we resist it, and refuse oftentimes to do it.” Corrie Ten Boom, a Christian woman who survived a Nazi concentration …