What will WE do to help change the next generation’s Biblical Worldview?
65% of my Grandparents generation had a Biblical Worldview
35% of my parents generation had a Biblical Worldview
15% of my generation has a Biblical Worldview
If we don’t change our priorities only 4% of the younger generation will have a Biblical Worldview
As parents, it’s our job to make sure these statistics turn around for the next generation. In scripture it says, “. . . O my people, listen to my teaching. Open your ears to what I am saying, 2 for I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past –3 stories we have heard and know, stories our ancestors handed down to us. 4 We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD. We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles he did. 5 For he issued his decree to Jacob; he gave his law to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, 6 so the next generation might know them — even the children not yet born — that they in turn might teach their children. 7 So each generation can set its hope anew on God, remembering his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.” (Psalm 78:1-7). Please pray with and for your children for their future and for the generations to come.
Two men from Kansas are fighting for our next generation by educating men on how be leaders in their families. Dr. Ken Canfield started the National Center for Fathering in 1990. Lonnie Berger has written a discipleship program called Every Man a Warrior. I believe in Kansas we are starting to turn a corner. Fathers are returning as the head of their homes and taking discipleship of their families seriously.
Here are a few resources to help:
The National Center for Fathering, www.fathers.com
The mission of the National Center for Fathering is to improve the well-being of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children. In response to a dramatic trend towards children growing up fatherless in America, the Center was founded in 1990 by Dr. Ken Canfield to conduct research on fathers and fathering, and to develop practical resources to prepare dads for nearly every fathering situation.
EVERY MAN A WARRIOR Building Men So the Church Can Grow, www.everymanawarrior.com
Every Man A Warrior is relevant! It recounts the stories of real men dealing with real life struggles and how God has solutions. EVERY MAN A WARRIOR equips men to succeed in the most significant issues of their lives.
No man wants to fail. Yet in our culture men are struggling to succeed in life. The battles they fight at home, at work, with their finances and in their walk with God can be overwhelming.When marriages starts to unravel or children begin making bad choices, a lot of men withdraw; they just don’t know what to do! Men need someone to coach them how to fight and win in the battles of life. That’s the purpose of Every Man a Warrior. It teaches men how to fight: