Faith Path is a developmental tool to help parents with their child's spiritual journey, originally developed at Lake Pointe Church
 
 

Faith Path is a comprehensive map to help you guide your child on their spiritual journey. Click the map to view a larger version. You can also download the full-sized Faith Path Map here.

FAITH PATH MILESTONES

Faith Path suggests a focus of specific practices and milestones at certain ages. However, you know your child best and can determine the most appropriate time to emphasize each step. 

 

PARENT DEDICATION

(Recommended focus: Birth - 2 years)

Make a commitment to raise your child in a Christ-centered home.

 

Blessing

(Recommended focus: Ages 3+)

Establish the practice of praying for and giving a blessing to your child on a routine basis.

 

FAMILY TIME

(Recommended focus: Ages 4+)

Establish the practice of connecting as a family while passing spiritual truths to your child. 

 

PREPARE TO LEAD YOUR CHILD TO CHRIST

(Age will vary: kit provided at Age 5+)

Learn how to lead your child to Christ.  Although it may be several years before your child expresses an interest in becoming a Christian, now is the time for you to prepare for those discussions.

 

PRAYER

(Recommended focus: Ages 6+)

Teach your child about prayer and establish the practice of praying as a family. 

 

BIBLE

(Recommended focus: Ages 7+)

Teach your child about God’s Word and establish the practice of reading and memorizing scripture as a family.

 

WORSHIP

(Recommended focus: Ages 8+)

Establish the practice of adoring God personally, at home, at church and as a lifestyle. 

 

GIVING AND SERVING

(Recommended focus: Ages 9+)

Establish the practice of giving and serving others for God’s glory.

 

PREPARING FOR ADOLENSENCE

(Recommended focus: Ages 11+) Discuss the changes and challenges of puberty with your child.

 

SEXUAL INTEGRITY

(Recommended focus: Ages 13+) Prepare and challenge your child to cherish and commit to sexual integrity.

 

RITE OF PASSAGE

(Recommended focus: Ages 16+) Celebrate and give your child a vision for the future as an emerging adult.

 

LAUNCH

(Recommended focus: Ages 18+) Coach your child to move toward college and/or career and adult independence.

FAITH DECISIONS

 

Salvation and Baptism

(Ages 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.