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New DNA Resource for Children

We are thrilled to announce the release of a very important new resource from the Disciple Nations Alliance. I ‘m talking about Footings for Children: Imparting a Biblical Worldview so They Can Thrive, written by our colleague Dwight Vogt along with Karen Jacobsen.

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For nations to be discipled, Christ’s followers must allow the biblical worldview to enlighten every area of their lives. That worldview must penetrate every sphere of society.

Essential to this task is the discipleship of our children. Building healthy, free and prosperous nations is a multi-generational endeavor. It begins with the training of children in knowledge of the truth. This training is a primary responsibility of Christian parents, equipped and supported by local churches.

Footings for Children speaks to that need. This book is a powerful, tested curriculum. It is designed to equip parents, churches and Christian educators. Footings for Children is perfect for:

children are God's gift to parents■ After-school or para-school programs
■ Sunday schools
■ Christian camps
■ Family devotions
■ Home schools

The Table of Contents will give you a helpful glimpse of the message of Footings:

Unit 1 – About God

Lesson 1 God is the Creator of Everything!

Lesson 2 God Holds Everything Together and Sustains It

Lesson 3 God is Good – All Good Comes From God

Lesson 4 – God’s Character and Power is Revealed in Creation

Lesson 5 – God’s Design for Life is Good – We Can Trust His Instructions

Unit 2 – Made in God’s Image

Lesson 1 – Made in God’s Image

Lesson 2 – Made in God’s Image – Uniquely Made

Lesson 3 – Made in the Image of God – Women and Men

Lesson 4 – Made in the Image of God – Every Person

Unit 3 – God’s Purpose for Mankind

Lesson 1 Our Lives and World Are Broken

Lesson 2 Sin: Missing the Mark

Lesson 3 Jesus – Our Solution

Lesson 4 Life Eternal – What Is It?

Lesson 5 Experiencing Life Eternal – Follow Jesus (Believe, Obey, Depend)

Lesson 6 Experiencing Life Eternal – Follow Jesus (Revere, Worship, Thank)

Unit 5 – God’s Design for the Family

Lesson 1 Marriage is Sacred

Lesson 2 Sacred Intimacy Within Marriage

Lesson 3 The Building Blocks of the Family

Lesson 4 Headship

Lesson 5 Husbands, Love Your Wives

Lesson 6 Wives, Respect Your Husbands

Lesson 7 Children, Honor Your Parents

Unit 6 – God’s Design for Money

Lesson 1 Money!

Lesson 2 God’s Purpose for Our Money

Lesson 3 Managing Your Money

 Footings for Children is designed to be adapted to any cultural context, including settings where teaching aids and tools are limited. The lessons are appropriate for beginning teachers and those more experienced. Rosaura Mesones, former Food for the Hungry Director in Lima,Peru, says this about Footings for Children:

With its active and participatory methodology, and adapting for different age groups, we have successfully used these lessons in children’s clubs and Sunday Schools in both rural and urban communities. With a few adaptations they have also been used with children health promoters and a parent training program.  I have no doubt that Footings for Children will continue to bless young and old.

Dwight Vogt co-author Footings for ChildrenDwight Vogt is our Director of International Programs. Before coming to the DNA, he worked at Food for the Hungry, including field leadership roles in Bangladesh, Peru, Thailand and Guatemala. Dwight earned his Master’s degree in intercultural studies and missiology from Biola University. He lives with his wife Deborah and their three children in Phoenix, Arizona.

If you have a heart to disciple your nation, I encourage you to begin with the children in your life, and I commend to you this powerful resource.

Scott Allen
President, Int’l Secretariat
Disciple Nations Alliance

NOTE: If you have a burden to see Footings for Children in your language, please contact us at info@disciplenations.org.

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Scott Allen serves as president of the DNA secretariat office. After serving with Food for the Hungry for 19 years in both the United States and Japan, working in the areas of human resources, staff training and program management, he teamed up with Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt to launch the DNA in 2008. Scott is the author of Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide: A Call to Wholistic Life and Ministry and co-author of several books including, As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation: Principles and Practices for Building Healthy Families. His most recent book is Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice. Scott lives with his wife, Kim, in Bend, OR. They have five children.