As you’ve no doubt figured out with all of my Sunday School posts, I’m a big fan of family discipleship. Over the years I’ve developed relationships with several other bloggers who write about family discipleship and today I’m going to share with you my favorite resources to help you disciple your kids.
My absolute favorite resource: Family Discipleship Facebook Group
I’m working together with several other ladies (you’ll meet them in a second, they’re quickly becoming great friends) and we created the Family Discipleship facebook group. It’s a place where you can ask all of those questions you’ve wondered about, share resources you’ve found, prayer requests, and ask for help with like-minded parents who want to raise their children Biblically. I’ve been making friends and getting great advice when I need help.
Great blogs for family discipleship
I mentioned I’m working with several other ladies, and let me introduce you to some great resources for family discipleship.
Thinking Kids Blog– Danika is my go to source for Bible resources, she always finds the best books and shares the best resources.
Future Flying Saucers– Anne Marie gives me a lot of great ideas for my Bible lessons, and inspires me with her Awana lessons.
Proverbial Homemaker– Tauna has a great hodge-podge of posts, homemaking, homeschooling, and discipleship.
Raising Boys Homeschool– Joyice has an amazing heart for her boys and how she homeschools and disciples her boys is inspiring.
Kids in the Word– Amanda’s entire site is dedicated to family discipleship, and I always leave her site encouraged.
I’m also going to be linking to several other sites which do a great job of family discipleship, so I highly recommend checking out every site I link to.
Getting started with family discipleship
Everyone has their own ways they follow their own family Bible study, for my family we try to do a weekly study on Tuesday nights, it doesn’t happen every week, but we do try. We also incorporate Bible study into our homeschool. I had a few friends send me how they do their family Bible studies:
Raising Boys Homeschool shares how they read the Bible before breakfast.
Kids in the Word shares the first step in teaching the Bible to your kids.
Homeschooling and family discipleship
Many parents choose to homeschool so they can disciple their children, while that’s not our primary motivation, it is a motivation. Find out how some other homeschooling Moms feel about homeschooling and family discipleship
Future Flying Saucers also shares some great free resources for a Bible based homeschool.
And if you’re wondering about homeschooling and family discipleship, then I would highly recommend checking out Teach Them Diligently Conventions (affiliate link, I’m trying to make the Dallas one this year).
Family Discipleship requires Bible study
Everyone has to find the right Bible study for their family, my family is still looking for the perfect one (aside from the Family Bible Curriculum I’ve put together)
Bailey, Marie, and Me shares Bible notebooking pages.
Pichea Place shows how her kids study the Bible.
I also highly recommend Bible Road Trip, which I reviewed a few months ago, Danika from Thinking Kids Blog wrote it, and it looks like she’s getting started on another study.
Family Discipleship requires a good Bible
When I was in college a popular Christian group wrote a song joking about growing up with King James and being required to read it (I”d share the song, but I don’t think the versions I found on youtube are legally uploaded). Now there are dozens of Bibles to choose from.
Family Discipleship requires Scripture Memorization
I don’t like to memorize verses, mainly because I’m not good at it. I always get a word or two slightly wrong, but I’ll also admit the verses I memorized as a kid I still remember, so I know it’s value.
Blessed Learners explains how they memorize Bible verses.
Part of memorizing Bible verses is learning how to find Bible verses.
I’ve also got over 100 pins to memorize specific Bible verses.
Family discipleship requires active parenting
There’s a lot of parts of parenting that require discipleship, things you don’t even realize it until you’re in the middle of it.
Bite Size Bible Study shares how to overcome patterns of sin.
Over at the Homeschool Village I wrote about Biblical Motherhood a few years ago.
Modern Ministry talks about 5 things every parents needs to prepare their child for college (this is my go to place for advice on parenting teens).
Not Consumed teaches about creative consequences for kids.
Kids in the Word shares how to help your kids when they are anxious.
Serving from Home tells about giving grace in the “What were you thinking?” moments.
Family discipleship requires teaching our kids how to pray.
This is an area I’m still working on , so I read every resource on the topic. But, it really comes down to my acting on the knowledge I already have.
Managing Your Blessings talks about how she disciples her children in prayer.
Raising Godly Children shares how they teach their children to pray.
Together with Family shares 5 things to teach your kids about prayer.
Hodge Podge shares how they use a family prayer journal.
Preschoolers and Peace shared Praying Scriptures with your preschooler (one of my most popular pins).
Kids in the Word shares why it’s important for our kids to see us pray.
If you’re interested in family discipleship, I’d encourage you to check out these resources and follow my blog. I try to share a Bible lesson every week here, and give you tools to disciple your kids.