My word of the year this year is habits. Last week, we shared about simple scripture habits for families, and we’re continuing this habit theme with a giveaway of Christie Thomas’ brand new book: Little Habits, Big Faith: How Simple Practices Help Your Family Grow in Jesus. 

In Little Habits, Big Faith, Christie applies the science of habits to faith formation in a way that makes family discipleship easy, doable, and sustainable for every family, all while sharing encouragement and support. She walks readers through a Faith Growth Cycle, which she divides into three stages: seed, sprout, and root. This metaphor effectively conveys the gradual and nurturing process of faith development. By focusing on small, habitual actions, the book emphasizes how even brief moments of spiritual practice can have a significant impact over time.

I personally love Christie’s emphasis on simplicity – which we all know is key to reaching today’s parents. She doesn’t add more pressure to already-overwhelmed parents. Instead, she offers gentle guidance and easy next steps that are applicable to parents in any and every circumstance. The book is both practical and encouraging for parents, and it’s relevant for any family, whether they are already walking consistently with the Lord or they are brand new believers.

Little Habits, Big Faith addresses common roadblocks to family discipleship and shares perspective shifts and next steps for overcoming those struggles. Christie gives us a starting place for simple but effective family discipleship and then walks us deeper into guiding our kids to own their faith so discipleship becomes a lifelong journey for the entire family.


Little Habits, Big Faith just released this week, and we’re offering a giveaway of a free copy of the book! All the details are found on this Instagram reel, and we’ve listed them below: ⁠

  1. 1 entry: Follow @littleshootsdeeproots and @deeperkidmin on Instagram.⁠
  2. 3 entries: Like and share this reel to your stories on your kids ministry social media account so your families can know about the book! Be sure to tag @deeperkidmin in your story when you share.
  3. 3 entries: Leave a comment on this reel with the answer to this question: What is one family faith habit you have in your own home?
  4. 2 entry: Save this reel so you can remember to buy a copy of the book if you don’t win the giveaway!
  5. Additional entries: Tag a kidmin leader friend – each tag counts as an additional entry!

Total: 10+ possible entries if you do all of the above!

The giveaway will close at 7PM EST on Friday, July 12, and we’ll announce the winner via Instagram on Saturday, July 13 by 11AM EST!⁠

Note: This giveaway is sponsored by the author. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook, or Meta.⁠

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