Growing Kids God's Way

What is Growing Kids God’s Way (GKGW)?

Growing Kids God’s Way (GKGW) is a comprehensive values-based parenting curriculum designed for parents of children ages 3 to pre-teen--though some parents do take it and benefit from it even if their children are younger or older. The class is designed to for small group discipleship studies in groups of 6 to 8 couples in a home. Class meets weekly for about 17 weeks, and each class lasts 2 hours, including a video lesson, discussion and homework review, refreshments and fellowship.

In the title the authors, Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo, place their emphasis on God's Way meaning the way of the Lord. We serve an ethical God. Moral rightness flows from His being. His moral law is a reflection of His holy character (Psalm 19:7). More than that, He has shown man what is good and what is required of him (Micah 6:8). Growing Kids God's Way can help any parent reach the heart of children with virtues and values that flow from the character of God and do it without stressing the child or the parents.

Topics include:

  • How to help children internalize virtues and values and how to help them practically live out the character of God in their life.
  • What parents do to foster insecure children and how they can fix the problems that might now exist.
  • How to say "I love you" to your children and spouse in such a way that each member actually feels the full sensation of parental love.
  • How fathers build or undermine their children's sense of trust and confidence in parental leadership and how to build family loyalty and identity.
  • What is true character and how do you teach your children to love and prefer each other?
  • You will learn how not to raise a moral "robot" but a child with moral sensibility.
  • Learn what true biblical discipline is and what are the principles of first time obedience.
  • How to train right behavior into children so you will not have to spend unnecessary time correcting wrong behavior.
  • How to successfully handle sibling conflict, temper tantrums, and the three sister sins: lying, cheating and stealing.
  • How to instill that wonderful life-virtue of personal self-control and a sense of personal responsibility.


Check back soon for our scheduled Growing Kid God's Way classes.