Discipleship Starts at Home
Perspectives about life and views of the world are primarily formed at home during childhood and adolescence. It is parents and grandparents whom God has designed to primarily disciple children.
According to the Bible, parents have been given the primary role of discipling children to maturity in Christ. Research reveals that parents know it’s their responsibility to disciple a child, yet this understanding has not translated to sustained activity at home. Most parents lack a biblical, God-honoring plan and have a home that is light on discipling.
The question isn’t will a young person have a worldview, but whether it will be based on biblical precepts or something else. Our best opportunity to influence the process of biblical worldview shaping is during these formative years.
The ViewFinder™ consists of thirty real life moral dilemmas with four multiple choice answers for each question that allows individuals to consider not only what they believe, but how they would respond if they found themselves in a similar situation. Gain insight of how an individual’s actual worldview is determined (by how a person lives). The questions in this tool seek to blend beliefs with actions.
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Young people must see the connection between what they believe and how they live.
Young people have bits and pieces of the truth but have never been taught the Bible comprehensively.
Children need to know the key people, themes, and stories of the Bible as well as the core doctrines of Christianity. Children also need to be trained to think biblically about economics, justice, friendship, gender, and matters of life.
As a guide for parents, 50 Things Every Child Needs to Know Before Leaving Home will chart a course to holistically disciple children into mature, godly adulthood. It’s designed to help establish a plan and be proactive for each season of the parenting journey. It captures a biblical vision for parenting and guides parents to create a customized discipleship plan for their children. It is a great resource for baby dedications, parenting classes, small group studies, and is a foundational book for every parent no matter the age or stage of parenting.
A deep and lasting faith begins with a biblical worldview. Anyone that leads children in spiritual development would benefit from the foundational book, Biblical Worldview by Dr. Josh Mulvihill. Teaching what a biblical worldview is, why it matters, and how to establish this foundation in the life of a child, this core resource for any Christian library presents practical tools and ideas to lead children to a lifelong faith in Jesus and a fruitful ministry serving him in the world.
The accompanying study guide is a valuable asset for facilitating large and small group studies, introducing the topic of biblical worldview, equipping with a compelling vision for biblical worldview development and training to teach biblical worldview using four simple words: Creation, Fall, Redemption and Restoration.
Christians can further understand and develop their position with a biblical worldview and explore even more deeply the lasting impact of passing it on to future generations.
"A clear, powerful, truthful book that is critically important to internalize as you answer God’s call to 'bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord' (Ephesians 6:4b)."
DAVID WHEATON, Author and Host of
The Christian Worldview Radio Program
The goal of parenting and grandparenting is salvation and sanctification of children as well as maturity into the likeness of Christ. Discipleship should first, and foremost, start early and often in the home.
It takes a family to develop a biblical worldview.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
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