Connect with God. Connect with your child. Connect your child with God.see what we can do for you.
Establishing essential beliefs through conversation.see what we can do for you.
Connecting your kids with a lifelong relationship with Jesus.see what we can do for you.
Pass on your faith to your children.see what we can do for you.
A parent, or guardian, meets with one of our Discipleship Facilitators, in person or by phone, to go through our Essentials for Spiritual Growth process.
After going through the Essentials for Spiritual Growth process, the parent begins going through the same process with their own child or teenager.
After processing the Essentials for Spiritual Growth with their child, the parent becomes a Discipleship Facilitator with other parents.
4Gens started at Woodmen Valley Chapel in response to parent’s disengaging with child’s spiritual growth. 4Gens' main focus was on equipping parents in a one-on-one format so the parents could equip their children. 4Gens started purposefully small by discipling four women and four men through the Essentials for Spiritual Growth
Ministry grows to eleven parents in Colorado Springs and two in Minnesota. Added PrayerMats as a tool for the prayer section of the Essentials for Spiritual Growth. Further developed methodology for reaching future generations (Exodus 20:5b). Added the “baton” of faith as a concept with a real baton and letter inside as the physical representation.
Expanded vision to help a parent reach their great-grandchildren (4th generation) for Christ. Added second church in Colorado Springs as a partner and added first parent in Texas. First children discipled by parents. Created first video showing results of an equipped parent meeting with a child. Converted the Essentials for Spiritual Growth to electronic format.
Incorporated 4Gens as a non-profit organization 501(c)3. Added new church in Minneapolis to drive 4Gens forward. Facilitated new parents remotely across the United States, and brought our first international participant (Japan) online. Modified focus to work to equip Millennials in passing on a legacy of faith to their children and to their generation. Added Life Coaching certification to assist disciplees with life issues they are facing. Added prayer journal tool to “Prayer” section.
Leveraging technology to create tools based upon Essentials to equip parents to create conversation and pass on faith to their children.
Just amazing, totally God focused – I learned so much about God and my relationship with him! The best is yet to come, God is just getting started in my life. Thanks is not enough to my friend and brother in Christ, Reed. There is much work to be done in the name of Christ.Rick
Meeting with my mentor was amazing. I'd talked about these topics before, but never in such a fresh and conversational way.Leslie
I've been a Christian for 30 years. Yet, this was the first time I've been discipled. Now, not only have I been discipled, but I have a clear strategy to pass on my faith to my kids.Brian
Now I know what I believe and why I believe it.McKenna
The Essentials for Spiritual Growth provided a clear framework to fulfill my calling as a father with my children.Todd
I'm not only closer to God. I'm closer to my dad. I thank God for the time he took to meet with me.Jordan
Parents, is there any higher priority than to see our children follow Christ? If this is the cry of your heart, then take a step of obedience and start today.Melissa
Peter always prayed for his kids before they ran out the door to school. Each and every day, he put his hand on their heads and asked the Lord to bless their days. One day as Peter was trying to get out the door to work, his daughter Emma stood in front of the door […]
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 says, “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Simply put, every moment in life is an opportunity to […]