The Bible only gives two mandates for discipling the emerging generation.
Discipling the Next Generation
1. One Generation is responsible for the next.
We are all responsible for the emerging generation, for discipling and passing on all that God has given to us. Discipleship is a close relational experience with someone who knows them well, who models Godly principles and can lead them to encounter the living God on a day to day, moment by moment basis. There are too many children and young people without Godly role models and disciplers. This tremendous privilege and responsibility cannot be left to a few. To take a nation we must take the next generation and discipleship is the way Jesus told all of us to do it.
2. Parents are responsible for their children.
We are commanded to pass on a passionate love for God to our own children in the manner of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and out of the abundance of our own love for Him to spill that passion all over our children. It is not the task of the cell, or the church to disciple children from Christian families. The vision of God is that every home is intentional in discipling their children in an environment of a passionate and obedient love for God. Malachi 2:15