We hear it all the time — Millennials are leaving the church; three common traits of youth who don’t leave the church; What the church can do to keep kids from leaving — the list could go on and on. As a Church, we’re always concerned about raising up the next generation into being Godly children.
But the truth of the matter is that most of the training doesn’t start inside the church walls, it starts at home with parents as teachers.
I can’t tell you how many times a parent has come up to my husband and me and told us how desperately they want their kids to be in the church following Jesus and understanding the Bible. I mean, that’s what most parents want. But the real kicker is the number of parents who come up to us with these desires, and yet they themselves have no relationship with God.
Maybe their kids are asking questions, or wondering what God is all about, and instead of making church and Christianity a way of life, they pawn their kids off on someone else.
Parents — you were trusted those little human beings for a reason. God does not make mistakes, but in trusting you with those kids, He’s trusting that you’ll raise them into Godly children to find Him.
Your role as a parent is this: You’re a teacher.
Parents As Teachers 20 Inspirational Quotes for Raising Godly Children
May these 20 quotes about parents as teachers in your child’s life be just the inspiration you need in raising up Godly children today.
1. “You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, training them up in God’s fear, minding the house, and making your household a church for God as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of Hosts.” Charles Spurgeon.
2. “The goal of parenting isn’t to create perfect kids. It’s to point our kids to the perfect God.” Lindsey Bell
3. “Some of your children’s rebellion against your spiritual lifestyle might be a necessary step in their finding an authentic relationship with God. But beware: If they find it, it might look quite different from what you’ve always thought it should be.” Tim Kimmel
4. “The highest privilege and purpose as a parent is to lead the child in the way of Christ.” Max Lucado