Do you want godly children? I hope your answer to that question is yes. We all want our kids to be the best that they can be. How do we accomplish this?
As the Church, we can build systems to disciple kids. But is that the best route? Can the Church fully disciple our children?
I think it has to come through the parents. If we, as the Church, disciple the parents, the children will be discipled. Ephesians 6:4 (NASB95) says, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” It’s the parents job to disciple their children. It’s the church’s job to come alongside and help (not be the main discipler).
I believe that we, as the Church, should focus our energies on discipling parents. When we disciple the parents, the kids are much better equipped for what God is calling them to do.
Parents, are you being discipled? Are you a strong enough follower of Jesus that you can show your kids the way to follow Him? If not, what can you do about it? I would encourage you to go to your church leaders and ask them to help you become a devoted follower of Jesus. It is our mission as the Church to make disciples. You can’t disciple your children if you’re not a disciple yourself.
What do you think? I would love to interact with you in the comments.