As a lead pastor, grandfather, and national leader, I am becoming increasingly concerned about discipling our children.
What is happening in North America with children is alarming!
Like all lifestyle issues, the root solution is a focus on discipleship and disciple making.
At Discipleship.org, we put children’s discipleship this way: THE GREAT COMMISSION before the great commission of Matthew 28 is Deuteronomy 6:6-9
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Between 80-85% of all people who came to Christ in the last 100 years made their commitment by age 14… now, take a few minutes and think about that truth and the implications of what is happening today…
Many churches and Christians are not strong at raising counter-cultural families. Often, family discipleship is weak, the church is not equipping parents and children, and the school systems are developing philosophies that are antagonistic to truths in scripture.
What should we do?
There are several key responses that we must make. We will be diving into this topic and some important strategies at this year’s National Disciple Making Forum.
Click here to learn more about the National Disciple Making Forum.
However, we are also going to be diving into these questions in our daily blog posts at Discipleship.org. The first step for many of us is to simply wrap our minds around this topic of discipling our children. To help in this quest, Discipleship.org will be publishing a 3-part blog series by Renee Sproles (from RENEW.org).
I invite you to join with me and our team at Discipleship.org as we dive into this topic in 2022. I am convinced that there is not a topic that is more important. It will require mental toughness and a repositioning of how we think about children, family discipleship, and education.
Let’s start by considering this series by Renee – it will be featured in the rotating list of new blogs that you can find every Monday through Saturday at Discipleship.org.
Update – links to the three blogs: