The foundation for spiritual resilience is Belong, Believe, Become.
Is there a child discipleship philosophy that is effective, fruitful and has long-term impact?
Proven and Effective Discipleship Philosophy
The Resilient Child Discipleship Philosophy (3B) is validated by research, countless real-life stories, and the way Jesus made disciples in the Gospels.
In our pursuit to understand, "What few factors most contribute to effective long-term discipleship in children and youth?” our ministry conducted four research projects (between 2013 - 2019) with children's ministry leaders and over 1,000 in-person conversations with church leaders and local practitioners like you. In addition, we studied existing research from other ministries. Lastly, we even studied our 70-year history as a global children and youth ministry–evaluating effectiveness among the 65,000 churches we work with–discovering all we learned throughout the years. This level of sustained rigor led us to this conclusion: Resilient Child Discipleship is made up of three components working together: Belong, Believe, Become.
Resilient Child Discipleship
The process of a Christ follower committing meaningful, intentional, and consistent time and space to a child or a group of children so that they may know who Jesus is and are known by a body of believers (Belong), to place their faith in Jesus and apply the Word of God (Believe), and to reproduce their own discipleship (Become) so that a third spiritual generation can lead and love like Jesus Christ.
Highly relational ministry led by loving and caring adults
Deeply Scriptural ministry rooted in the truth of God’s Word and the power of the Gospel
Truly experiential ministry, designed to move kids from simulation to real-world application of faith-based living
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