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.
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:
- Future Flying Saucers shares how to be a great Bible teacher
- Kids in the Word shares the first step in teaching the Bible to your kids.
- Sad Future Ticia 2022 now most of my friends who had shared posts either no longer have blogs or have deleted the post they shared, so here are a few of mine:
- Homeschool Bible Curriculum from Apologia
- Bible and Grammar Curriculum
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 shares what a Christ-centered homeschool and parent is
- 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.
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)
- Homeschool Your Boys shares the preschool Bible study she found
- Bible Studies I found a few years ago
- 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.
- Sallie Borrink shares her views on Bibles
- The best children’s Bibles I’ve found.
- Choosing the right Bible translation
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.
- True Aim Education shares her tips for Bible memorization
- 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 are a lot of parts of parenting that require discipleship, things you don’t even realize it until you’re in the middle of it.
- True Aim Education shares the importance of keeping the Sabbath for your family.
- 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.
- Not Consumed teaches about creative consequences for kids.
- Kids in the Word shares how to help your kids when they are anxious.
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.
- Teaching kids how to pray
- 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 join my newsletter. I try to share a Bible lesson every week here and give you tools to disciple your kids.