Child Discipleship – What do kids need today to become…

My previous post asked the question, “Who Do You Want A Child To Be When he Is 40?” The next question that has to be asked is, “What does the kid need today so he will grow into the man I pray he will become.?”

IT TAKES A CHURCH TO RAISE A CHILD WHO WILL WALK WITH JESUS INTO ADULTHOOD

CHILDREN/FAMILY MINISTRY

EQUIPPING PARENTS

  • Provide opportunity for parents to learn what their children are learning so they can continue at home what was begun at church.
  • Provide take home tool for parents to use to disciple their children at home on the concept the child was introduced to at church.
  • Think of the church as a family – we are the Family of God.
    • Families meet needs – provide spiritual, emotional, physical, social, mental support to families as needed.
    • Discipleship Plans
      • This is a tool that was created for “Secondary Nurturers” to use with children from at-risk families whose kids are in after school ministries. However, a Secondary Nurturer looked it over and said, “My husband and I have never thought of some of these areas for our own children. I’m going to use this.”
      • Such a tool can be created for Christian parents to use as a brainstorming tool to think of areas in the nurture of their children they may be missing.
  • Parenting classes
  • Parenting tips

CONNECTING NEEDY FAMILIES TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • Family Plans for families with extreme needs.
    • Again this is a tool I first designed while training churches to work with at-risk inner city families. Then in going through the KidTrek Training a Children’s Director said, “We have a couple of families who are members of our church who could use this type of ministry.”
  • The church makes known that it has teams who will work with a family to assist them in moving out of difficult situations.
    • The family works with the team to develop a plan to move them out of the “situation” in which they find themselves.
    • If within the church its self there are not the needed resources (such as a lawyer) then the team will search the community for one who is willing to do pro bono work.

(I could add a lot more but this has gotten long. If you have questions don’t hesitate to contact me. I love to brainstorm with others who are committed to children walking with Jesus.)


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