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As the cultural gap between secularism and convictional Christianity continues to widen, church and ministry leaders are looking ahead to the year 2050 – when today’s children will become adults and will take responsibility for representing, shaping and influencing Christianity. What kind of faith will they have? Valerie Bells and Matt Markins, respectively the CEO and President of Awana, have written a profound book that challenges parents and the Christian community as a whole to rethink and strategize how to most effectively reach the next generation for Christ and help them maintain their faith through adulthood. They talk about finding the balance between arguing for Christian principles (spine) versus showing love (heart) in today’s culture. They also talk about the incredible influence of a loving, Christian adult in a child’s spiritual journey. And they describe their three-part strategy to create resiliency in today’s kids. In this interview, Valerie and Matt will inspire parents to be more intentional about passing their faith on to the next generation. They will also motivate listeners in the Christian community to refocus efforts on child discipleship.