Dale Hudson on the Two Biggest Spiritual Influences for a Child

Children are heavily influenced as they grow up. Who influences them the most? The two biggest factors for spiritual influence for a child are the family and friends.

The first person(s) is FAMILY.

No one has more influence in a child’s life than his or her parents.

In a day when church is optional and when many parents assume the church will be the biggest spiritual influence in their child’s life, we must help parents see God has called them to be the primary spiritual influence in their child’s life.

This means if you want to influence children, then you must influence their parents.  This happens by being focused on parents.

Let’s think about this together.  If parents are one of the biggest influences, why would we not put at least 50% of our efforts into influencing and equipping parents.

Let me encourage you to take a close look at this.  In a typical week, how much of your effort and focus is zoomed in on parents?   It would be very helpful for you to see what percentage of your time is spent influencing parents.  Track it for a month or so and see what your results are.

95% kids vs. 5% parents effort?

75% kids vs. 25% parents efforts?

65% kids vs. 35% parents efforts?

50% kids vs. 50% parents efforts?