The Bible declares that God is the only solid foundation. He is eternally powerful, secure, and worthy of our full trust. We can count on God to fulfill His promises and always be the great God that He is. He fulfilled His promise to send the Savior, Christ Jesus, to live the perfect life, die on the cross for sinners, and rise from the grave in victory! And by this good news, God is fulfilling His promise to save all those, young and old, who repent of sin and trust in Christ alone.
Our hope and prayer is that many children will learn God’s truths, store His word in their hearts and minds, and, by grace alone through faith alone, build on Christ as their foundation. The FOUNDATIONS program was created to this end—that kids would build their lives on the foundation of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only lasting foundation; He is the only One who can save us, bring us back to God, and give us eternal joy.
FOUNDATIONS is primarily about equipping parents and their kids with an easy to use but biblically deep study tool, so that the parents may honor God’s design to “teach [God’s truth] diligently to your children” (Deuteronomy 6:7) throughout the week. With this book, parents help their children understand the Bible truth focused on each week and help the child memorize it and related Scripture verses.
FOUNDATIONS also includes a Wednesday night children’s ministry program with loving leaders facilitating an evening of Bible truth and fun. The kids recite their Bible-based statements and Bible verses, sing songs of praise to God, receive a carefully prepared lesson about the truth they’ve been studying at home with their parents throughout the week, and have an exciting game time. There are fun themes each week for the kids to participate in, the kids have a FOUNDATIONS uniform T-shirt, and they earn FOUNDATIONS “BUCKS” to steward and use in the monthly FOUNDATIONS fun shop.
Much of this midweek program has a similar feel to the popular AWANA program, but we’ve tailored FOUNDATIONS with more intentionality—emphasizing the great truths of Scripture and parents being equipped to work more closely with their children during the week. We desire to help parents bring their children “up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).
FOUNDATIONS is only for kids of parents who are committed and regular participants in Disciples Church’s adult Midweek Gathering and Sunday morning service. If you’re not currently a committed participant of Disciples Church, we invite you to join us and then your children to join the FOUNDATIONS program. We long to love and minister to the whole family. Both the adult Midweek Gathering and children’s FOUNDATIONS program happen from 6pm to 8pm on the Disciples Church campus in northwest Bakersfield.
The annual registration cost is $25 per child. The T-shirt cost is $10, and the book cost is also $10. Parents may pay these costs at once, or over time if needed.
Please contact MK@DisciplesChurch.com for more information.