Proverbs 22:6, "Train up children in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it."
Did you know there are improv classes, robotics camps, language tutors, and private pole vault clubs for kids? And that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of all the artistic, athletic, and academic training opportunities available. Parents intentionally invest in their child's specific interests to help them succeed. But, there's no greater investment for a child's success than training their faith.
Training our children's faith starts with us as parents. We don't have to be perfect, but we do have to make our children's relationship with God a priority. They notice what matters to us most, and they see how we prioritize our relationship with Jesus. And the reality is, we "impress" our beliefs on our children far more by what we do than what we say. Godly values are more caught than taught.
If the thought of training your children's faith is intimidating, there's good news - you're not alone! You can partner with the church by attending every Sunday just as you would any other artistic, athletic, or academic commitment. That, alone, will leave a lasting impression on your children's faith as they grow to know who God created them to be.
God, Thank You for the opportunity to partner with the church in training my child's faith. Please help me to model faith through how I live and give me wisdom as I train up my child to follow You. In Jesus' name, Amen.