Raising Kids to Follow Jesus: Nurturing Effective Disciples in Today’s World | 275

Welcome to a special episode of the Teach Them Diligently Podcast! Today, we have a very special guest joining us, Lee Ann Mancini, the award-winning podcaster of Raising Christian Kids. In a world where Christian values are increasingly challenged, Lee Ann inspires parents, grandparents, and caregivers to build a strong spiritual foundation for their children. Her book “Raising Kids to Follow Christ, Instilling a Lifelong Trust in God” offers personal experiences and teachings rooted in God’s Word, providing strategies and techniques to help you take advantage of those in between moments to turn them into opportunities for discipleship.  

Join us as Lee Ann reminds us of our calling and also gives us a sense of what our vision for our families should be, both of which are key Heart School Marks. As parents, grandparents, and educators we’ll see how we’re privileged to teach, guide, and instruct the next generation. We are indeed the first and most impactful teachers in our children’s lives, entrusted with the task of anchoring their lives in Jesus now and for eternity. I’m excited for you to hear what Lee Ann has to say, for I know you’ll be encouraged and challenged by her.  


  • Building a Strong Spiritual Foundation: Lee Ann Mancini shares insights on how parents can build a solid spiritual foundation for their children in a world where Christian values are increasingly challenged. 
  • Transforming Disciplining into Discipling: Learn strategies and techniques to turn everyday disciplining moments into opportunities for discipleship. 
  • Emotional Guidance for Children: Discover ways to help children control their emotions and actions, drawing wisdom from Christian teachings. 
  • Expert Suggestions: Insights from some of today’s brightest Christian minds in children’s spirituality. 
  • Real-Life Parenting Examples: Lee Ann provides real-life examples of best parenting practices to capture a child’s heart organically. 
  • Apologetics Made Easy: Understandable apologetics for both children and adults, making faith discussions accessible for the whole family. 
  • Connecting Hearts to Christ: Fun and engaging ways to connect your child’s heart to Christ, fostering a lifelong relationship. 
  • Parental Calling: Reminders of the vital role parents, grandparents, and caregivers play in anchoring children’s lives in Jesus. 

Meet the Guest:

Lee Ann is the founder of Raising Christian Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides families with free and affordable resources to help their children develop a strong biblical foundation. She is the author of Raising Kids to Follow Christ: Instilling a Lifelong Trust in God. 

Lee Ann hosts the Raising Christian Kids podcast, where she equips and empowers her listeners to be the best spiritual leaders for their children. She is also an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. 

Lee Ann is the author of the Sea Kids series books and the executive producer of the Sea Kids animation series featured on Right Now Media, Pure Flix, Answers.TV and other streaming platforms. 

Her website, RaisingChristianKids.com, offers free resources for families and ministries. 

She loves to read, teach, and spend time with her family. She gives glory and honor to the Father in all her endeavors and is blessed to be called by God to help all who are raising the next generation. 

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