Truth78 Mission

Our mission is to nurture the faith of the next generations by equipping the church and home with resources and training that instruct the mind, engage the heart, and influence the will through proclaiming the whole counsel of God.

Nurture FaithNurture Faith

We believe that our primary responsibility involves pointing the next generations to the need for conversion through faith in Christ, and helping them grow in Christian maturity. To that end, our resources stress an appropriate balance between:

  1. Clearly articulating the essential truths of the Gospel and the necessary response of true repentance and belief.
  2. Communicating the essence of Gospel-living, guiding and encouraging believers to persevere in their lifetime pursuit of following Jesus (Christian discipleship).

Equip the Church and HomeEquip the Church and Home

We believe that God has called both the church and home to raise up the next generations to know, honor, and treasure God through Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through a strategic, loving partnership between the church and home. This partnership affirms the role and responsibility of church leadership to provide encouragement and training for parents, and also to provide formal instruction for children and youth. This partnership affirms that parents, by proximity, opportunity, and God’s design, bear a unique responsibility for nurturing their children’s faith. Our resources are designed to foster this partnership.

Instruct the MindInstruct the Mind

God has revealed Himself to us in the Bible, which communicates through words and concepts that first must be understood by the mind. Therefore, we are committed to developing resources and training that teach the next generations to rightly read, study, interpret, and apply Scripture. We believe that this is best done by an incremental, age-appropriate approach that provides the tools and skills needed for studying Scripture. Additionally, we aim to teach in a manner that fosters critical thinking and reasoning so that children and youth have an unwavering confidence in, and defense of, the Christian faith.

Engage the HeartEngage the Heart

We believe that true saving faith in Jesus involves a radical heart transformation, which produces new desires, attitudes, and actions. While we fully acknowledge that only God can bring about this Spirit-wrought, grace-dependent transformation, we believe that it is our responsibility to guide, inspire, and implore the next generations toward a personal and sincere response to God’s truth. What is learned in the mind needs to transform the heart and will. Therefore, our teaching and training incorporates a format and methodology that challenges children and youth to embrace the truth of God by graciously entreating them to love, trust, obey, and delight in God through Christ.

Influence the WillInfluence the Will

We believe that true saving faith will be evidenced by a growing desire to walk in obedience to God. While this is dependent on the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, God also expects His children to exert real effort. Our wills must put to death sinful, selfish ways and choose instead to daily trust Christ, submit to Him, and be doers of His Word. Therefore, our teaching and training is designed to influence the will of the next generations by guiding, challenging, and encouraging them to be Christ-like in all of their thoughts, words, and actions. We want them to see and experience the surpassing worth and lasting joy of living life fully surrendered to the perfect will of Jesus.

God calls us to make known to the next generations His greatness and worth through the testimony of His Word. This entails proclaiming the majestic breadth and depth of Scripture—both the whole, grand narrative and the individual, glorious parts.

Whole Counsel of GodProclaim the Whole Counsel of God

God calls us to make known to the next generations His greatness and worth through the testimony of His Word. This entails proclaiming the majestic breadth and depth of Scripture—both the whole, grand narrative and the individual, glorious parts.1 We believe this is best accomplished with an intentional, strategic plan that acquaints children and youth with the following:

  1. A chronological overview of the Bible’s key stories and themes.
  2. A study of the Bible’s historical, redemptive narrative (biblical theology).
  3. An examination of the essential doctrines of the Bible (systematic theology).
  4. God’s moral and ethical instruction: His law and commandments, the wisdom literature, and the teachings of Jesus and the apostles.
  5. An explicit and careful study of the essential truths of the Gospel.

1. Piper, John. “The Great Story and the Single Verse.” October 24, 2012, DesiringGod.org (accessed 7/11/17).