Because Jesus came, kids can help shape the culture rather than being shaped by it. They can radiate with a new identity, one that’s not based in earning or deserving.
God calls himself a Father, so the way a dad loves his daughter is a big influence on how that young woman will feel about God for her whole life.
We shouldn’t be afraid to sing about difficult topics with kids, their potential lack of understanding can be what drives them to seeking understanding. Instead we should be creative and patient with them, we should never dilute truth for the sake of understanding.
Being a family in a Missional Community is not only possible, but helps both your internal mission to your kids and your external mission to others.
When talking with parents of young children about the idea of being in a Missional Community, of joining a small group of believers who work together to declare and demonstrate the gospel, I usually get one of two responses.
Ben Connelly discusses incorporating and discipling kids in missional communities. (Part 3)