Is That Normal? Podcast Episode 54 – Doing Hard Things

We are glad you are joining us for this episode. This is the second in a three-part series on Fostering Faith That Lasts a Lifetime. If you missed the first episode, you can check it out here.

This week we discuss the challenges of adolescence, particularly how the current culture often leaves young people frustrated and unchallenged. In our journey to instill a faith that impacts a lifetime, we must be willing to step out of our comfort zones and challenge some hard things.

Here’s a few ideas on starting places for parents:

  • Study the Gospels and Acts together. As you read the story of Jesus and the early Church, talk about what living out that faith might look like today. If you’re looking for a good reading plan, we suggest starting with Jesus & the Jesus Movement Reading Plan on the YouVersion Bible App.
  • Discuss the urgency of Salvation. Make sure you are sharing what salvation is with your children and then equip them to share it with others. Dare2Share Ministries have a lot of great resources. You can also share your story, offer to give rides to church for your children’s friends, and make your home a safe place for your children invite others to spend time.
  • Get them involved in service and ministry. Find a local Christian ministry and volunteer. Sign up for a short-term mission trip. Partner with Christian organizations that are making a difference. A few we have partnered with over the years are IJM, WorldVision, and Samaritan’s Purse.

Pick one of these action steps and get started! Be Abnormal!

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