John Piper on Children’s Discipleship

John Piper, Founder & Teacher,, served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church for over 33 years. Children Desiring God—now Truth78—grew out of his ministry and was shaped significantly by his teaching, especially his teaching on the discipleship of children.

John Piper’s Influence on Truth78

I started attending Bethlehem Baptist Church in 1980 about a month after John Piper began his ministry there. Though I graduated from a Christian college and had graduated from seminary the previous year with a Master of Divinity degree, my eyes were opened to a God I had never seen before. A God that is infinitely more glorious than I had realized. Questions that I never thought to ask before were answered. Truth mattered, theology mattered, God mattered, like never before. God-centered, Christ-exalting, congregational worship opened the floodgates for my overflowing affections. I became a very wealthy man who discovered in those days how infinitely valuable is the treasure that I had in Christ.
—David Michael

Indestructible Joy for the Next Generations

Behold a vision of indestructible joy for the next generations—a joy that can’t be destroyed in the best, or worst, of times—a joy that can withstand the temptations, the trials, and the persecutions of the world. Each chapter is drawn from messages given over the past 15 years at the national conferences for Children Desiring God—now Truth78. Contributions from John Piper, Albert Mohler, Bruce Ware, and more encourage parents and teachers to proclaim the whole counsel of God to nurture the faith of the next generations.

Available in Print and Free Digital Download