“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

One of the core values of North Side is that God designed the family as the primary place for discipleship. The Faith Path initiative exists to partner with you as you guide your child’s spiritual journey one step at a time. Follow these simple steps to begin this process in your family.

Check out this inspiring video that explains the philosophy behind Faith Path. This video comes directly from the original launch of Faith Path and is used in a partnership with LakePointe Church. Please take a few minutes to watch in order to better understand why North Side wants to partner with you in fulfilling your most important parenting assignment.

You will find a brochure that explains our “one step at a time” strategy. If you are connected with North Side, you should automatically receive an email on your child’s birthday with options to get the most appropriate Faith Path kit for your child’s stage of development. If you’re not sure your child is properly registered or whether we have birthday information on each child, please contact the church office, (817) 599-8612.

To help you jump start the process, this kit includes two activity options called Faith Walk and Faith Handoff. You are encouraged to put a day and time on your schedule right now to get started.

Thank you for taking the task of guiding your child’s faith in your home seriously. Feel free to contact me or any of our age group pastors to learn more and ask any questions you might have. We believe you will enjoy this intentional time as a family as you experience these important milestones with your kids.

Faith Path Steps

The 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.
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.
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 & Serving (Recommended focus: Ages 9+) Establish the practice of giving and serving others for God’s glory.
Preparing for Adolescence (Recommended focus: Ages 11+) Discuss the changes and challenges of puberty with your child.
Purity (Recommended focus: Ages 13+) Prepare and challenge your child to cherish and commit to purity.
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.