Faith Path

At Crossroads, we believe God designed the family as the primary place to carry out our mission to Follow Jesus, and Make Disciples. It is our deepest desire to see parents be the spiritual leaders of their children. As parents, we believe God called us to take an active role in the spiritual formation of our children. The Faith Path initiative exists to partner with you as you guide your child’s spiritual journey one step at a time.

It is our deepest desire to see parents be the spiritual leaders of their children.

Faith Path - Steps

The Faith Path is centered around a set of practices and milestones reached at specific ages. However, you know your child best and can determine the most appropriate time to emphasize each step. Below is a list of the practices and milestones. 

Start with the Overview Kit and Faith Path Guide. You can download it from this page or pick up a hard copy in the kids min hallway. 

Parent Dedication -  (Recommended focus: Birth – 2 years) Make a commitment to raise your child in a Christ-centered home. Guide and Prayer

Blessing - (Recommended focus: Ages 3+) Establish the practice of praying for and giving a blessing to your child on a routine basis. Guide and Blessing Card

Family Time - (Recommended focus: Ages 4+) Establish the practice of connecting as a family while passing spiritual truths to your child. Guide, Impression Points, and Just like Air.

Cultivate a Heart for Christ in Your Child - (Age will vary: kit provided at Age 5+) Begin the process of helping your child understand salvation in Christ. Guide

Prayer - (Recommended focus: Ages 6+) Teach your child about prayer and establish the practice of praying as a family. Guide and Prayer Calendar

Bible - (Recommended focus: Ages 7+) Teach your child about God’s Word and establish the practice of reading and memorizing scripture as a family. Guide

Worship - (Recommended focus: Ages 8+) Establish the practice of adoring God personally, at home, at church and as a lifestyle. Guide and God You Are

Giving & Serving - (Recommended focus: Ages 9+) Establish the practice of giving and serving others for God’s glory. Guide (and get the Spiritual Gifts Assessment)

Preparing for Adolescence - (Recommended focus: Ages 11+) Discuss the changes and challenges of puberty with your child. Guide

Healthy Sexuality - (Recommended focus: Ages 13+) Prepare and challenge your child to cherish and commit to purity. Guide and Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Rite of Passage - (Recommended focus: Ages 16+) Celebrate and give your child a vision for the future as an emerging adult. Guide and Rite of Passage recipe

Launch - (Recommended focus: Ages 18+) Coach your child to move toward college and/or career and adult independence. Guide, Before you Leave, and Sample Blessing Letter

Faith Decision

Salvation & Baptism (Age will vary) When your child trusts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, create a time of celebration and guide your child into believer’s baptism. Guide and Spiritual Birthday