Family Equipping

Grace Based Parenting

First Baptist Longwood believes that if we want our kids to turn out right and be aimed at a life of true greatness by the time they leave our nest, it is going to take a game plan – a well thought out strategy. We need a philosophy of parenting that focuses on the heart of our child, their inner core or being and keeps the end result in mind. We believe there’s a biblical philosophy of parenting that’s written throughout the pages of Scripture and can be seen in the way that God deals with us – through Grace.

The Model

The Grace Based Parenting model does just that. Just as you build a house from the ground up, you build your child up. It starts with a firm foundation that is rooted in a solid relationship with Jesus Christ and is aimed at raising our children for a future of True Greatness.

The Resources

We want to make sure that when it’s time for them to go and be on their own, we’ve put everything in place in their hearts for them to be able to take on the future with calm and confidence. That’s what grace does. That’s what this Grace Based Parenting model is all about. The best part is that it is never too early and never too late to begin to apply these concepts into your family. No matter what age and stage you and your child are in, no matter what your family dynamic is, the principles of Grace Based Parenting can set your family free and unlock everyone’s true potential.

Faith Steps

In order to be grace based parents there are a few specific practices and milestones at certain ages that you can take advantage of. Below are a few suggestions to get you thinking about how you can leverage your time with your children to aim them for true greatness. However, you know your child best so feel free to adapt and change these suggestions as necessary.

Recommended Age: 3+

Recommended Age: 3+

Recommended Age: 5+

Recommended Age: 5+

Recommended Age: 10+

Recommended Age: 13

Recommended Age: teenage years

Recommended Age: teenage years

Recommended Age: 16

Recommended Age: 14-18

Recommended Age: High School



First Baptist of Longwood would like to thank our great partners at Family Matters for allowing us to use their amazing work as we strive to help our great parents.