More Than a Story: New Testament takes children on a chronological journey through the Bible, exploring both the breadth and depth of Scripture. Key doctrines of the Christian faith are emphasized and clearly explained, all leading to the glorious realities of the gospel. Actual texts of Scripture are woven into each chapter, exposing children to the variety of literary genres, events, people, places, and themes of the Bible.
Truth78 takes its name from Psalm 78, which captures the heart of our ministry and fuels our passion for the comprehensive discipleship of the next generation. We have also established Psalm 78 Day on July 8 of each year to remind us of the privilege and responsibility of every follower of Jesus Christ to faithfully pass along the truth about God—His will, His work, His ways, His salvation, and His glory—to the next generations. We thought it would be fitting to commemorate this day by presenting the first of a three-part series on Psalm 78, so that you might meditate on the first eight verses of this great psalm with us and be encouraged as we pursue the joy of the next generation together.
Many parents are diligently and faithfully discipling their children—others don’t know where to even begin. Your church is probably a mixture of both kinds of parents. One thing is for sure: The church is called to equip parents for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12)—ministry to their own children. What this looks like in each local church may differ somewhat, but at the very least it requires some strategic intentionality and practical assistance on the part of the church.
Our global discipleship staff has the joy of working with many translation teams around the world, as part of an effort to equip the church and home globally. One of the unexpected blessings of hiring local, native speakers to help us has been hearing their feedback on how spending time on meticulous translation and theological editing of Truth78 resources is also serving them personally by fueling their passion and zeal for next-generation discipleship.
Join us for an evening with David Michael, Sally Michael, and Jill Nelson to glean wisdom and insight into growing zeal for the intentional, comprehensive discipleship of the next generation.
In our Side by Side event a few weeks ago, we asked our ministry partners to reflect on what motivates, challenges, and encourages them in their efforts to disciple their children. Jon Bloom, Co-Founder and Board Chair of Desiring God, shared how God uses family discipleship as a means of grace in children, including His use of imperfect fathers.
The Fighter Verses Study will help guide you through key Scripture passages, arming you with tools to strengthen your faith in Christ and equipping you to fight the fight of faith in 2021. Based on the verses in Set One of the Fighter Verses Bible memory program, the study can be used as a family devotional, small group discussion, or personal study. Thought-provoking questions throughout each lesson will spur you on to dig deeper into Scripture as you support and encourage one another through the battles of life.
Around the world, there is a huge need for solid biblical teaching that points the next generation to the glorious character and works of God, so that they might “set their hope in God” and walk in His ways.
In our recent Side by Side ministry event, K.S. Singh, chief translation consultant for Truth78, shared about a theological famine affecting children around the world and the hunger for biblically-accurate resources.
Though little children may not fully understand the meaning of Scripture verses, God works through His Word. When you encourage your child to memorize Scripture, you are giving eternal truths that gradually will become more fully understood. See four top reasons to encourage children to memorize Scripture along with details on new Foundation Verses resources.
We're excited to announce that More Than a Story: Old Testament is now available, providing parents, grandparents, teachers, and church leaders with an effective and accessible tool for the discipleship of the next generation.
In the following interview, Sally Michael shares her heart for how this book can give children a solid foundation of truth for developing a strong faith in God.