The Solution Defined
God commands parents to teach their children the word of God at home. This is how the faith is given to the next generation.
Your instruction, training and discipleship are to be a normal part of your lifestyle.
When you talk, when you sit, when you walk
when you lie down.
Begin to train your children with intention and diligence!
Here's how to get started:
1. Establish daily morning worship (shoot for 6 days per week, with church on Sunday)
- Use a good catechism or catechism-based devotional. We recommend Training Hearts, Teaching Minds by Starr Meade to get started.
- Gather the family around a table or in a comfortable place.
- Read the devotional and accompanying Scripture, pray together, and sing a song or hymn.
- Welcome questions.
- Encourage younger children to read what they can and pray as they are able. Have fun!
2. Add evening Bible times 2 or 3 times weekly. This could include a dinner time catechism, Bible readings, listening to an audio bible, topical studies, etc.
3. Include Church/Bible History and apologetics. Build your library as you go along!
4. Embrace biblical hospitality. Share your home and food with a view towards sharing the Gospel and discipleship.
5. Consider limiting secular media and substituting family entertainment. This could include learning to play instruments, physical activity, or serving the church and/or community.