Question 1: What if a Child does not become a believer during the time designated for the second milestones? Do parents continue with the others? Or is the child stuck at milestone 2.
Children who do not receive Christ between the ages of 7and 13 continue along the path of legacy milestones. Often ministry leaders wonder if such children can spiritually progress to the next milestone even at the leading of parents. For instance, how could a child who has not yet accepted Christ (milestone 2) commit to biblical purity for life (milestone 4)? Theologically we cannot mandate an age range for salvation. This is determined individually by the sovereignty of God. While it is generally true that many children come to Christ between the ages of 7 and 13 not all do. Practically we train parents to be flexible. Even if salvation and baptism has not been celebrated we encourage parents to continue leading their children toward the future milestones. It is often in this leading that children become teenagers who accept Christ while pursuing milestones 3 or 4.