Raising Spiritual Champions
Althea Penn, m.ed.adm., NAC
Penn Consulting
Penn Consulting (c) 2012
Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the sta...
Parenting Goals:
Survival – keep things on an even keel day
to day.
Independence – teach children to be self-
sufficient.
...
Raising spiritual champions:
Faith Development is God’s first priority
His priorities:
•Know God
•Grow in Faith
•Show God’...
Penn Consulting (c) 2012
Children’s Defense Fund (2007)
Cradle to Prison Pipeline® GA Factsheet
86 % of Black 4th graders ...
Biblical examples
“…Samuel ministered before the LORD,
even as a child, wearing a linen ephod:
Meanwhile the child Samuel ...
Biblical Examples
…that from childhood you have known the Holy
Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for
salvation t...
We can define faith development as: the
process of God working through
committed parents using biblical
methods and truthf...
The ingredients in a recipe are
designed to lead to a finished product ,
which can then be eaten to enhance
someone’s grow...
"a firm persuasion,
a conviction based upon hearing"
(Vine’s Bible Dictionary)
"conviction of the truth of anything,
belie...
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so
that the ...
Bible Integration Tools
• Bible
• Concordance
• Bible Dictionary
• Encyclopedia of Bible Truths,
4 Volumes Ruth C. Haycock...
Bible Truths
God’s love for us
God’s deeds, His powers
God’s plan for living
Salvation through Jesus Christ
-Cloud and Tow...
Westerhoff
Stages of Faith Development
Seeing Joining Searching Owning
“Teachers can influence the inner factors only by
properly using the outer factors. If a teacher will work
with the Spirit...
• Relationship with Jesus Christ
• Passion for Christian Education
• Role Modeling/Caring Interaction
• Understanding and ...
Prayer, Praise and Worship
• Model and practice dependence upon the Holy Spirit as
teacher and guide
• Scripture/Action So...
Basic Learning Principles Used by
Jesus, the Master Teacher
Explanations from known to
unknown
Nicodemus
John 3:1-14
Asked...
Love and serve God!
Kids go in to the world an !
Instead of a ?
“If we do a great job of training
children to love God wit...
Kingdom parenting and education
has a global and eternal impact.
And in every province and in every city,
wherever the kin...
Research orientated books on
childhood spiritual development
• Raising Heaven Bound Kids in a Hell Bent
World by Eastman C...
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  1. 1. Raising Spiritual Champions Althea Penn, m.ed.adm., NAC Penn Consulting Penn Consulting (c) 2012
  2. 2. Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3 Shining Stars
  3. 3. Parenting Goals: Survival – keep things on an even keel day to day. Independence – teach children to be self- sufficient. Competence – teach children to capable. Problem solving – address problems as they arise. Morality – teach children the difference between right and wrong. Religious – teach children to have God at the center of their lives. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33
  4. 4. Raising spiritual champions: Faith Development is God’s first priority His priorities: •Know God •Grow in Faith •Show God’s glory
  5. 5. Penn Consulting (c) 2012 Children’s Defense Fund (2007) Cradle to Prison Pipeline® GA Factsheet 86 % of Black 4th graders cannot read at grade level. 24,368 juvenile arrests 34.0 % GA's high school students were involved in a physical fight. 13.1 % of GA’s h. s. students were involved in a physical fight on school property. 8.1 %of GA’s h.s. were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property. 19.5 % of GA's h.s. carried a weapon 2+ times. Over 22,500 teen pregnancies occur annually 62/day – 2/hour
  6. 6. Biblical examples “…Samuel ministered before the LORD, even as a child, wearing a linen ephod: Meanwhile the child Samuel grew before the LORD: And the child Samuel grew in stature, and in favor both with the LORD and men." I Samuel 2:18,21,26 Identify components?
  7. 7. Biblical Examples …that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 Identify components?
  8. 8. We can define faith development as: the process of God working through committed parents using biblical methods and truthful curriculum materials to bring forth disciples who possess a biblical world view, godly character and academic skills necessary to fulfill God’s calling and live for His glory. Faith Development Components 1. Bible as Textbook 2. Holy Spirit as the Guide 3. Parent as the Living curriculum
  9. 9. The ingredients in a recipe are designed to lead to a finished product , which can then be eaten to enhance someone’s growth. The ingredients of spiritual growth (faith development) are also designed to lead to a product… which is the glory of God. –Dr. Tony Evans “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” Luke 2:52, NIV The Recipe for Faith Development
  10. 10. "a firm persuasion, a conviction based upon hearing" (Vine’s Bible Dictionary) "conviction of the truth of anything, belief" (Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:1, 3 Faith, Gk. pistis
  11. 11. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:15, 16 Horn Books 1.Biblical reference 2.Principle 3.Application Teaching Colors: Exodus 24:10 …they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.
  12. 12. Bible Integration Tools • Bible • Concordance • Bible Dictionary • Encyclopedia of Bible Truths, 4 Volumes Ruth C. Haycock • Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path Harro Van Brummelen Penn Consulting (c) 2012
  13. 13. Bible Truths God’s love for us God’s deeds, His powers God’s plan for living Salvation through Jesus Christ -Cloud and Townsend (1999)
  14. 14. Westerhoff Stages of Faith Development Seeing Joining Searching Owning
  15. 15. “Teachers can influence the inner factors only by properly using the outer factors. If a teacher will work with the Spirit of God, He can use him to effect the desired inner changes.“ (LeBar, Lois. Education That Is Christian, 1968, p. 136) Faith Development - Holy Spirit …not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior…Titus 3:5
  16. 16. • Relationship with Jesus Christ • Passion for Christian Education • Role Modeling/Caring Interaction • Understanding and training in: Principles and Methods of Bible Integration Child Development-Personality and Learning Styles Spiritual Formation and Faith Development • Critical Thinking Skills (5 Ws & H) • Content and Standards It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. Matthew 10:25 Faith Development - Living Curriculum
  17. 17. Prayer, Praise and Worship • Model and practice dependence upon the Holy Spirit as teacher and guide • Scripture/Action Songs/Sign Language – John 3:16/The Lord’s Prayer • Pledges to the Bible, Christian Flag Use stories and multi-sensory instruction (DAP) • Stories (Prodigal Son) – salvation • Bible Integration in key concepts and skills (EE-alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, holidays) Talking to child about salvation Romans 10:9, 10 • Roman Road to Salvation (Ro. 1:20, 3:23, 6:23) • ABC’s of Salvation (Ro. 3:23, Acts 16:31, Ro. 10:13) Ways to cultivate faith development
  18. 18. Basic Learning Principles Used by Jesus, the Master Teacher Explanations from known to unknown Nicodemus John 3:1-14 Asked questions for critical thinking Parables The Gospels Concrete examples Bread of Life Feeding 5,000 John 6:43-59 Learning by Doing Disciples sent forth Students actively involved Samaritan woman John 4:1-42
  19. 19. Love and serve God! Kids go in to the world an ! Instead of a ? “If we do a great job of training children to love God with all their heart, mind, strength and soul, then we will no longer have to invest time battling over moral and spiritual issues such as abortion, homosexuality, gambling and pornography.” -George Barna
  20. 20. Kingdom parenting and education has a global and eternal impact. And in every province and in every city, wherever the king's command and his decree came, the Jews had gladness and joy, a feast and a holiday. And many from among the peoples of the land [submitted themselves to Jewish rite and] became Jews, for the fear of the Jews had fallen upon them. Esther 8:17 Q & A, Comments ??? Thank you for the opportunity to share.
  21. 21. Research orientated books on childhood spiritual development • Raising Heaven Bound Kids in a Hell Bent World by Eastman Curtis • What Your Kids Need to Know About God and When by John Trent • Introducing the Spiritual Side of Parenting by Ron Clarkson • Bringing Up Boys/Girls by James Dobson • Raising Your Children for Christ by Andrew Murray • Raising Your Kids to Become Spiritual Champions by George Barna Penn Consulting (c) 2012

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