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.... More
"It’s a privilege to teach God’s Word," share Sunday School teachers Bruce and Paige Osborne, "and the Truth78 curriculum helps us to do that." See video of the Osbornes sharing about this privilege and the benefit of using Truth78 curriculum.... More
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.
"As I look back, I can see God’s hand all over the canvas of my life," writes Suresh Singh as he shares his testimony of going from a Hindu background to salvation and now leading translation consulting for Truth78.... More
In case you missed it, Truth78 broadcasted a virtual ministry event on October 29th focused on striving side by side for the faith of the next generation. The event featured Truth78 Executive Director David Michael, Desiring God Co-Founder Jon Bloom, Truth78 Chief Translation Coordinator Suresh Singh, and more. You can watch a replay of the event here:
Having a long-term, God-centered, Gospel-focused vision is crucial for discipling children and youth. The fruit of leading and teaching with this vision is illustrated well at North Wake Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Stephanie Jackson, children’s ministry director at North Wake, shares how vision has shaped the past decade and a half of ministry to children there:
Romans 10:17 says, "Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." One of the great joys we have at Truth78 is receiving testimonies about the fruit of faith that comes as children hear the word of Christ in a variety of settings.
We hope you'll be as encouraged as we were by some of the testimonies we've received in the past few months:
When Mike and Deb Watters first started teaching My Purpose Will Stand, a study on the sovereignty of God, to their church's sixth grade class, they were excited to explore big truths with the kids. What they didn't realize was that God was also teaching them, preparing them for the storms that were ahead of them as a family.
I remember when every night was a struggle to get our daughter to bed. It was as if nighttime brought to her mind every possible catastrophic scenario. She was terrified! As parents, we were tempted to simply address her fears with simple, rational explanations: “See, there are no monsters under your bed.” “The dark can’t hurt you.” Etc. Sometimes these explanations can be helpful, but they can never give our children unshakeable peace and assurance in the myriad of fearful situations they will experience both now and in the future. That’s why I am so excited about When I am Afraid, a new children’s resource from Truth78. A full-color picture book, When I am Afraid addresses one of the most common experiences of children: FEAR. It provides parents with a tool for helping their children look to God’s all-powerful Word to conquer fear and worry.
As a Sunday school teacher, I have always approached the last weeks of the school year with mixed emotions. Was I faithful week to week in teaching God’s Word? Did my students “get it”? Do they give evidence of faith in Jesus? Have I seen any spiritual fruit? What about that child who seemed bored all year? What about the one who was often disrespectful in class? What should I have done differently?... The list of questions goes on and on. At times, it’s easy to lose heart when I don’t see spiritual fruit coming about in the manner I expect. Parents often struggle with these same questions and emotions regarding their children’s spiritual condition.