What does “discipleship” mean?
Discipleship is bringing someone along with you as you live for the Lord. Jesus (who is God) described discipleship as “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:18-20). That means learning to love God with all of your heart, mind, and actions and your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40).
How do you do all that? You do it by studying the Bible together, praying together, working through tough questions, serving together, living for Jesus as a part of everyday life, and loving other people.
Isn’t discipleship just for teenagers and adults?
Not at all! There are no age limits in the Bible. The Holy Spirit lives within every believer, no matter their age. ALL Christians (believers, Christ-followers) all called to grow in Christ, share the Gospel, use their spiritual gifts, and love other people.
When kids are discipled and taught to love God with all of their heart, mind, and actions, God uses them for great things! Read testimonies about the impact of discipling kids on this website. It starts by studying God’s Word together and putting it into practice.
How do I start?
We recommend starting in prayer. Pray for God to work in your life and in your family’s lives. Ask Him to show you how to best disciple your children. Then look for ways to study the Bible as a family.
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