The effective discipleship of our kids means they have to listen to and trust us. Pastor or parent relational equity is non-negotiable. Creating that relationship starts with understanding how current cultural trends affect them and how they affect our ability to disciple them.
Don’t trade the truth of convenience. But teaching our kids to be smart and stubborn when it comes to truth will not only preserve the gospel but also move it forward and introduce others to real freedom and real hope.
Learning that lasts is driven from experience first. Experiences are incredible teachers. It not only captivates our attention, it engages our imaginations, stirs up emotion, causes us to ask questions, and, peaks our curiosity. Experiences creates a deeper need to know.
Our goal is to seek support for the next 18-24 months. This will provide the initial funding, create key partnerships, and solidify new projects—all of which will help fund the ministry for years to come.
Research is now showing that the attention span of the average student is actually less than that of a goldfish. And more often than not we believe that the solution is less teaching time. Do I run the risk of losing their attention for the sake of the message or sacrifice the message for the sake of their attention spans? It feels like either way, you lose.