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.
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:
■ 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 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 email@example.com.