We know raising children can be so hard, but we want to do whatever we can to help.

Discussion Questions

Start Talking

  • Introduce us to your family. What is your family’s story?
  • Were you raised in a home where you went to church or your family actively followed Jesus?
  • How has your faith upbringing impacted the way you have raised your children?
  • Do you already have a plan to build character and faith in your child?

Read This

  • Read Deuteronomy 6:4-9
    • What stands out to you?
    • How well do you embody this passage’s call to constantly keep the Scriptures in front of your children?
    • What obstacles do you face in making Scripture a daily part of your family’s life?
    • Do these verses make you feel a great weight of responsibility?
    • The first & primary thing God asks parents to do is to LOVE Him. Do you love God? Do you tell Him you love Him?

What Now

  • Rhythm 1- At HOME
    • How well do you model your faith at home?
    • Are there seasons in your life when faith has just been a church thing?
    • How can you create time and space in your schedule to prioritize faith in your home?
  • Rhythm 2- On the ROAD
    • How do you usually spend time in the car with your family?
    • What faith practices could you incorporate into your car time?
    • Do you pray with your children when you are driving them to school?
    • What music do you tend to listen to in the car? Could you build in opportunities to worship together in your car ride?
    • How do you open up conversation with your children in the car? What are some questions we could ask to get to the heart of character and faith building?
  • Rhythm 3- Going to BED
    • Bedtime prayer is a great opportunity for your children to express what has been on their hearts and minds throughout the day. How can you model for them how to pray at night?
    • Do you have a devotional, Bible reading, or prayer as part of your bedtime routine?
  • Rhythm 4- Getting up in the MORNING
    • Do you have a devotional, Bible reading, or prayer as part of your morning routine?
    • What verses would you like your children to memorize that you could incorporate into your morning routine?

These instructions are not just for this present moment of parenting, but for the next generation of Christ followers. There is a LOT at stake. But as we are brave enough to come together and to diligently and freely share our love for God- no matter how big or small – with our kids.

Additional Resources

Bible Reading Plan 

Book: Pass Your Faith to Your Children: Through the Simple Practice of Teaching Your Child to Pray by Dr. Bob Bohler

Song: “The Blessing” by Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes