Parents,

 

One of the greatest joys of being a parent is the opportunity to walk your child through his or her decision to follow Christ; but we understand that this can also be one of the most daunting tasks! The questions you might ask yourself are as practical as they are unnerving. Is my child ready? Will I say the right thing? How will I know my child understands?

 

We want to help. This guide will help you discover where your child is in their understanding of God’s grace and of what Jesus did for us on the cross. For some of you, this experience will lead to your child’s decision to place his or her faith in Jesus. Others may discover that your children are not quite ready to make the decision to follow Christ.

 

No matter which case is true in your family, these conversations can serve as stepping-stones to a greater understanding of faith and will be moments to cherish as you continue to walk in faith, trusting Jesus in the life of your child. It is our prayer that this guide will equip you to have a family experience that will have a lasting impact on your child and your family.

 

It is our goal that your family will be set up for success in having deep and impactful conversations. We realize though that sometimes no matter how much preparation you put into something, there is no guarantee that everything will go exactly as planned. Be encouraged in knowing that this is okay! Trust in the prompting and working of Jesus throughout the experience.

 

We’re excited to partner with you,

 

 

Stephanie Schleyer

Director of Family Ministry

stephanie.schleyer@newhope.org

New Hope Church

8905 Ox Road

Lorton, VA 22079