We seem to be living in a vacuum of godly male leadership. We need to teach boys, even elementary-aged boys, to be spiritual leaders. I Timothy 4:12 says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” Encourage your son to be a positive influence on his friends by showing love, kindness, and respect. Encourage him to talk about his faith in Christ and share openly. Even at a young age, he can make a difference in the lives of those around him. Encourage him to pray for his friends and to look for opportunities to serve and help others. Remind him that as a follower of Christ, promoting Christ is his calling both now and later as an adult.

Suggested Reading: I Timothy 4:12