Our desire is to come alongside parents to partner with them as they disciple their kids. We want to be an encouragement to parents and guardians as they do the difficult and joy-filled work of gospel ministry in the home. Our hope is equip parents and children to personally engage in gospel learning, gospel formation, and missional living. We also want to provide care and equipping for children who are spiritual orphans with no gospel influence in their homes.
We believe the discipleship of children should be diligent, not impulsive. The Family Discipleship Plan is a tool to help disciple your children with a strategy that stretches from infancy to adulthood.
FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP PLAN
The discipleship of our children is worthy of consistent, intentional pursuit, and the Bible calls parents to diligently teach and purposefully talk to their children about God’s big truths (Deut 6:4-9).
The discipleship of our children is worthy of consistent, intentional pursuit, and the Bible calls parents to diligently teach and purposefully talk to their children about God’s big truths (Deut. 6:4-9). The Family Discipleship Plan offers one truth each week for each age group. Talk about the truth each week with your family, and be purposed and proactive in family discipleship.
If you don’t currently have a discipleship plan to help bring strategy and consistency to your discipling conversations, let us help you get started with the FDP. Ask any of our Nextgen leaders, or email email@example.com if we can help you get started!
Foundation: God Is One
“God is” means that there is only one god in the universe. He alone is Lord over everything that exists, and He alone is worthy of our worship. This also means that every good thing that exists comes from God. Preschool learns foundational truths about who God is and what He gives.
STORY: THE GOSPEL
During the elementary years of the Family Discipleship Plan, parents and teachers have the opportunity to engage their children with the main storyline of the Bible: creation, fall, redemption, and new creation. These four parts of the gospel story will be developmentally unpacked kindergarten through fifth grade in six unique focuses.
IDENTITY: I AM IN CHRIST
During the middle school years of the FDP, parents and teachers have the opportunity to engage their children with the truth of what it means for us to become a new creation in Jesus. The theme of identity in Christ is unpacked in a three-year cycle, sixth grade through eighth grade.
INFLUENCE: I LIVE FOR JESUS
During the high school years of the FDP, parents and teachers have the opportunity to engage their children with the truth of what it means to live for Jesus. God has uniquely gifted every person with gifts, passions, and experiences that they can leverage to influence others for the glory of God, which in turn leads to their joy. The theme of influence is unpacked in a three-year cycle ninth grade through eleventh grade and then in a special launch year for twelfth grade.
The FDP is the pursuit of parents in the home and leaders in the church to make disciples of the next generation. It is a big dream to equip families to an 18 year discipleship strategy. It takes time, but our kids are worth it.
How much does the FDP cost?
For TCBC members, access to the FDP and its resources is completely free. Ask your kids’ leaders for help creating your free account, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Why is there a separate website?
The FDP website makes this discipleship content and resources available for parents and churches across the country to use as they pursue discipling their kids.
Where do I begin with the FDP?
Start with one conversation about this week’s truth. Capture one intentional moment for a discipleship conversation– in the car on the way home from church, around the dinner table, or before bed.
Visit familydiscipleshipplan.org/training for more info on how to use the different parts of the FDP.