“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up."
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We are convinced that God designed the church and the family to work together to raise the next generation of Christians. In both the Old and New Testaments, we see this truth clearly portrayed in passages such as Deuteronomy 6, Psalm 78, Matthew 28:18-20, and Ephesians 6.
Because of this, we view discipleship as a two-sided coin: Church and the Family. If the church and family are to work together to equip the generations, we must have a common path on which to walk. We call this the path of Legacy Milestones and it is our desire to focus everything that we do to help people mature along this path.
On this path of Legacy Milestones, we work to equip families to disciple the next generation through leading Faith Talks, capturing God Moments, and celebrating Milestones.
Faith Talks are intentional times set aside at least once each week for conversation around the Scripture with your family. We see this as a priority because we are convinced that spiritual training takes place one step at a time in the context of everyday life. While leading Faith Talks, relationship is your priority, the Bible is your handbook, and life is your classroom. For parents with young children, Faith Talks are the primary vehicle for leading your children along the path between each milestone.
God moments are opportunities to teach our children spiritual truths informally as God moves in their lives. These moments can appear at any time, such as a good question from an inquisitive child or an unexpected blessing of family provision. We must be careful to capture these God Moments for the sake of discipleship. Our families need to see that God is working in the world and by capturing these moments we provide clear evidence of this reality.
Milestones can best be described as "an event, preceded by a period of instruction from parents, which celebrates a spiritual development point in a child's life." We believe that these Milestones are critical markers in the life of every individual and these Milestones help to provide a clear path for Spiritual development throughout all of our ministries.
Here are the Milestones that we celebrate.
For more information about each milestone, please visit our Legacy Milestones website at www.legacymilestones.com.
by Pastor Brian Haynes
The Legacy Path is a great resource to equip you and your family to walk the Milestone path together. It was written with parents in mind and will help you to discover intentional spiritual parenting one step at a time.