Discipleship at Home

24 Ways to Live Like Jesus

24 Ways to Live Like Jesus

At Camp, we want everyone to grow in their faith and share it with others. We developed a helpful tool to easily explain biblical character qualities to our campers. We call it the "Elements of Jesus-Like Character" chart. We've used the 24 character qualities in this chart at summer camp to teach children what it means to live like Jesus. The chart is designed like the periodic table because we see that these character qualities are the building blocks of godly character. Each box contains:

  • The name of a Character Quality
  • An opposing quality to help further understanding
  • A short, simple, and memorable definition
  • A Scripture reference to see where this character quality is found in the Bible

Download your own Elements of Jesus-Like Character chart for free by reading on.

Pointing Your Family to Jesus in Traditions & Unplanned Moments

Pointing Your Family to Jesus in Traditions & Unplanned Moments

It's Saturday morning. A beam of sunlight sneaks through a crack between the curtains, and my family is up. We head out the door, snug in our hooded sweatshirts and jeans as the crisp fall air hits our lungs. When we arrive, we stand in line for almost an hour. People catch up with old friends as they wait. Everyone is in a good mood, especially considering how early it is. My wife, my son, and I finally reach the front of the line and are rewarded with our prize... 

Discipline and Celebration: Discipleship at Home

Discipline and Celebration: Discipleship at Home

There's tension in my house. I try to navigate it every day with my kids, but it's tough to balance. I want my kids to grow to know, love, and live like Jesus, but I sometimes that seems like an unattainable goal. In parenting them to live like Christ, I've found two contrasting areas that are an especially difficult challenge: Discipline & Celebration. Here are a few things I've learned along the way in pointing my kids to Jesus in correction and praise.

Fostering a Heart for God's Word - Discipleship at Home

Fostering a Heart for God's Word - Discipleship at Home

Sometimes I feel inadequate to guide my children throughout their life. When I really stop to think about it, it’s easy for me to feel overwhelmed by everything I want them to become. I want them to love others, pursue their passions and gifting, and stay far away from the Green Bay Packers. Mostly, I hope my wife Emily and I can disciple them and model Christ for them in a way that helps our children find an authentic love for and faith in Jesus. Discipleship at home starts with our own relationship with Jesus, but the next aspect is just as crucial. Here's a few ways you can foster a heart for God's Word in your kids.

Serving With Your Family - Discipleship at Home

Serving With Your Family - Discipleship at Home

Have you ever found yourself in a season where circumstances or daily routine tasks have gotten in the way of your ability to help others? Is it difficult to show your family what it looks like to love like Jesus - to feed, clothe, house, give, and listen? We found ourselves in that same spot just over a year ago, and decided to stop making excuses, and to start serving intentionally.

Teaching and Modeling Prayer - Discipleship at Home

Teaching and Modeling Prayer - Discipleship at Home

Jesus gave us the perfect model for living a prayerful life. Even so, the people who spent the most time with him still needed help developing their own habit of prayer. My wife and I are also still growing in our habit of prayer. While we wouldn't consider ourselves prayer-experts by any means, we've made a choice to make prayer a priority in our home. We believe it's much better to model prayer for our kids than it is to teach them "about prayer," because ultimately the goal is that our children will be comfortable praying to God, not just able to say prayers. I hope that this post helps you to teach and model a vibrant prayer life to your kids.