Raising Young Missionaries
Instilling the Great Commission into your child’s heart is vital to their faith journey, yet outside of Sunday School lessons, there is not much out there for parents to engage with their children in. And while we as Christian parents strive to make Christ the focus for our families, all too often it’s the first thing that goes on the backburner during busy seasons (and it’s all one big busy season).
Dove Academy was created for parents who absolutely want to shepherd their children toward Christ. This extensive curriculum gives parents all the tools they need to guide their child into their missionary journey and to impress upon kids the calling they have as Christ-followers to point people to Christ "as you go."
Dove Academy Curriculum:
10-week Study focusing on the Fruit of the Spirit
Extensive Parent Guide with Lesson Plans
Commissioning Service Guide
Everything you need to shepherd your child into their first missionary journey
PARENT GUIDE to ENSURE EACH Devotional and activity gOES SMOOTHLY
10-week devotionals focusing on using the Fruit of the Spirit as tools when navigating situations in life.
Foreword By: Sarah Ward
"When I quit working to stay home with my first baby ten years ago, I remember feeling as if what I was doing wasn’t “enough.” I often felt that I needed to do more and be more.
Two more kids and many years later, God has taught me to embrace my role as a homeschool momma to three kids. Everything I do points my children back to Him, whether it’s apologizing and asking for grace or praying with them over a difficult situation.
It took me years to realize that my “mission field” was literally right in front of me (usually asking me for a snack), and at this stage in my life, nothing gives me greater joy than the job God has given me.
As my kids get older, I am beginning to see the fruit of the labor from studying God’s Word together, serving alongside them, and praying as a family.
I believe being missional is a way of life. I am always looking for ways to serve in the community and I bring my kids right along with me. I love the way that Dove Academy points children and families to God and His Word first, then back to other people.
I am amazed by what children can soak up, and I believe the Scripture verses and copy pages will be a great resource for children of all ages. I also love that children are taught to look for the fruit of the Spirit in the lives of those around them.
As they learn about their kind, patient, loving Father they are looking around at His people to find Him in them.
I hope and pray that as each parent walks through this curriculum with their children they remember Isaiah 55:11, which tells us that God’s Word will not return void.
This work is meaningful and will last into eternity.
I pray the seeds of faith, love, and service that are being planted now will change generations to come."
Sarah is a mother of three living in Mississippi with her husband Pat.