7 Family Ministry Essentials of Tru Philosophy*

Empowering Family as Primary

God’s design for faith replication is through the context of the family (Deut. 6; Ps. 78) where the church plays a supportive/ equipping role.

Spiritual Formation for Lifetime Faith

We can discern God’s voice, have a desire to obey Him, and do so in the power of the Holy Spirit as we are spiritually formed into His likeness (Phil. 2:13).

Scripture Is Our Authority

The Bible is God’s truth for daily living that guides us to know God and interpret our lives through the lens of His character and perfect will (2 Tim. 3:16–17).

The Holy Spirit Teaches

We intentionally create environments where the Holy Spirit is free to move, teach, and lead through His Word and other believers (Jn. 14:26).

God’s Redemptive Narrative

“The Big God Story” is God’s ENTIRE story. It incorporates all of history, stretching from Genesis to Revelation and beyond, sharing the good news of redemption through Jesus (Rom. 8:1–2).

God Is Central

Because it is one story, the emphasis is on God’s love and redemption through Jesus. God is central to His Word, our lives, and the gospel (Col. 1:20).

A Community of Ministry Support

The Holy Spirit supports each believer in living as a disciple. Then a unified community of ministry leaders inspires, equips, and supports each other to transform the lives of a new generation (I Cor. 12:18–27).
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*Copyright 2015 David C Cook. 7 Family Ministry Essentials by Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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Tru Curriculum Age Levels

Tru helps kids and their families connect to God, find their place in His big story, and respond to Him through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Tru employs a family-empowered ministry model that is God-centered and spiritually forming—through two editions: large group/small group and classroom! It's easy to get your membership started with this all digital curriculum. Choose an age level below to learn more about Tru.

Tru Blessings

TruBlessings teaches 3-year-old children that God made them, God loves them, and God is with them.

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TruWonder piques the natural curiosity of preschool and kindergarten-age children and invites them to experience the wonder of who God is.

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TruStory reveals God's incredible plan to elementary-age children and invites them to be a part of it!

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TruIdentity empowers middle school students to own their faith as they seek and respond to God, finding their identity in Him.

Available as topical units of varying length for student ministry.

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