One of the challenging issues that Christian parents are contacted about is the discipleship of their own children. Many mothers and fathers do not feel qualified to share their faith effectively.
Are you afraid of mispronouncing the Gospel and misleading your children? Hasn’t discipleship been modeled for your growth? Do you believe the Church and Sunday school should be enough to teach your children about their faith?
In Our Focus on Family Broadcast “Helping Your Child Develop a Lifelong Faith”We address the concerns and we encourage you to take this responsibility. Because there is no more effective witness to your children than you.
Our guests were Valerie Bell and Matt Markins, the CEO and president of Awana, who provide preaching and discipleship to children ages 2 to 18. Together they wrote the book called Trustworthy: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church.
Terrifyingly, each of the following factors has led to an alarming number of teens who stopped from regular church attendance in their teenage years.
- Family breakdown – an estimated 45+ percent of children live in families broken up by divorce; more than 20 million children (in America alone) have experienced fatherlessness.
- Become a disciple on screen -8-12 year olds spend an average of 6 hours per day on screens; teenagers spend an average of 9 hours per day.
- The Church is corrupt – on average, the average American family spends only a total of 24 hours in church per year and research has shown a growing population of people identify as “absent” about their religious affiliation.
We want to help you equip your students with your children, help them grow in their faith, and become creators themselves!
Join us in yours local radio station, online, sa Apple Podcasts, by Google Podcasts, or take us with you to our free phone app.
Helping children acquire their faith is a factor that promotes Focus on the Family Bring Your Bible to School Day each year in October. We expect hundreds of thousands of students, from grade school to college to celebrate Bring Your Bible to School Day tomorrow on October 7thth.
We also have monthlyLive These Challenges”For your family, to give you and your children the opportunity to study God’s Word deeply and to apply godly principles in your daily life. Clicking HERE for more details on our “Live It Challenges.”
While you’re online, get our free parental inspection. It will easily give you an overview of what your family is doing in many important areas. It will also provide suggestions on how you can improve relationships in your home.
I would also like to extend an invitation for you to be a special partner with us through our monthly “Family Focused Friends” program. If you do, I will send you a copy of the book by Valerie Bell and Matt Markins Trustworthy: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church as a way of saying thank you to touch others with the love of Christ. You will also receive non -member benefits. To make your vow, or for more information, visit our website or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).