Friday, 6 September 2013

The Spiritual Formation of Children

Matt Marino on "the spiritual formation of children (Deut. 6, Ps. 78)." 
It is parents who are tasked with the responsibility to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Prov. 22:6). The Scriptures are supposed to be taught to our children in the home (Deut. 6) in order “that generations to come might know…and put their confidence in God” (Ps. 78:5-7). Youth ministry does NOT exist to replace parents. Or be smarter, cooler or more spiritual than them either. Youth ministry exists to come alongside of parents in their God-given role in the spiritual formation of children. This is true whether the parent is a follower of Christ or not.
Sunday school or chidren's ministry do not exist to replace parents either.

All here.