How can you dedicate children to the Lord?How do you share the gospel with children in an age-appropriate way?How can you know if your child is truly a Christian?How can you effectively pray for the next generation?The books in the Family Discipleship Collection can help you at every stage of a child's discipleship from birth, to baptism, and beyond.
Pronouncing a blessing over your children is a powerful way to plead for God's grace on them, and gives them a vision for what you hope they will become. A Father’s Guide to Blessing His Children shows you how to bless your children and provides sample blessings so you can start blessing them today. Each blessing is based on a biblical text and flows from author David Michael's heart as a father and a pastor.
Our first prayers should be for the greater things, the big things—God's Kingdom and righteousness at work in children's lives—as we trust Him for the lesser, daily things. Bold prayers arise from our confidence in Christ and all that He is for those who belong to Him. And all of this rests on God’s promises revealed in the Bible. Big, Bold, Biblical Prayers will equip you to pray intentionally for your children, including 17 sample prayers and passages of Scriptures to inspire your prayers.
When we welcome children into the worship service we reflect Jesus’ open arms inviting children to come to Him. When families worship together, children learn that they are part of the congregation. The children’s presence in coporate worship–the most central, regular, and valuable activity of the church–reminds the body of its responsibility to nurture the faith of the next generation. Children and the Worship Service offers a biblical vision for children’s active participation in the service, as well as practical help for the challenges that come with including children.
When we receive a child from God, it is right that we offer that child back to God for His wise and sovereign purposes, and offer ourselves to Him for the resposibility of being biblical parents. Dedicated to the Lord explores five promises representing the biblical calling that rests on all Christian parents. Parents can make these promises publicly or privately as an expression of their gratitude to God for His gift and their resolve to be faithful parents.
Our calling is clear—make disciples. This is the greatest work we can invest our lives in. For centuries, the church responded to Jesus’ mandate by providing doctrinal instruction through catechesis. Over time, the church moved away from using the catechism and, in many cases, from any form of intentional doctrinal instruction. Discipleship through Doctrinal Teaching and Catechism will help you revive this effective tool for imparting eternal truths to the next generation.
How can you know if a young person is a true disciple of Jesus who is ready to be baptized? Established in the Faith equips parents and church leaders to help those ages 11 and up explore their understanding of the gospel and discern the state of their souls. Includes Scripture passages and probing questions, biblical truths and discussion topics, and suggestions for times of shared prayer.
Mothering is a God-given mission with daily opportunities to nurture budding seeds of faith in your children. Do you awake each day anticipating the moments God will supply to impart words of life and lead your little ones to the Savior? Mothers: Disciplers of the Next Generations will challenge you to view your mothering from a biblical perspective, to encourage faith in your children, and to rely on God as your sin-bearer, the One who will help you accomplish the great work He has called you to.