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The Mighty Oak Tree Proverb: Helping Children Grow in Faith

As our culture continues its post-Christian slide, only mighty oak trees will be able to withstand the faith assaults that come our way. Like never before, we must commit to helping kids and families grow oak tree faith.  

Challenges We Face

  • We must send our kids off to college with mighty oak tree faith.  
  • We must equip volunteers with the tools and training they need to help kids and families grow oak tree faith.  
  • And we must bring oak tree sapling faith into community with other oak trees who nourish them with the spiritual nutrients they need to grow strong. 

Plus, we must remember: It takes time to grow a mighty oak tree. And it takes time to grow mighty oak tree faith. All you may see right now in many kids and families you serve is a small, sapling kind of faith. But if you continue to care for that sapling faith, it will one day be a mighty oak faith. 

Remember: Growing mighty faith doesn’t happen in months or weeks. It happens as you invest in kids and families for years and, in some cases, decades.  

But I promise: If you remain faithful, if you keep caring for that tiny sapling, one day you won’t be looking down at a sapling. Instead, you’ll be looking up at mighty oaks that God used you to help grow. 

This article about the mighty oak tree proverb originally appeared here.

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Greg Baird is a Children’s Ministry veteran with over 20 years ministry experience. Greg has had the privilege of serving in four San Diego area churches, including under the leadership of both John Maxwell and David Jeremiah. He continues to fulfill his life calling through the ministry of ChildrensMinistryLeader.com, offering an experienced voice in equipping and connecting Children’s Ministry leaders around the country and around the world.