You can equip your families
to raise Christian kids!

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If you’re a leader who is eager to equip parents to disciple their kids, you’ve come to the right place. 

I’m Ryan Coatney (you can call me “Coat!”). I’m a husband, a father of 3, and a pastor. Over the past two decades I’ve ministered to kids and families in almost every context you can imagine! I’ve taught tens of thousands of kids and seen thousands of them place their faith in Jesus. I’m here to tell you that you CAN equip your families to raise Christian kids with CONFIDENCE, even in these uncertain times. 

I’ve spoken with more leaders than I can count, and never once have I spoken to a single pastor or leader who claims to have solved the puzzle of effectively equipping families to disciple their kids. If you haven’t got this 100% sorted out, you are not alone! 

SEVENTY PERCENT of kids LEAVE THE FAITH as soon as they leave the house. 

Do any of these problems sound familiar?

Cross Formed Kids takes the guess work
out of family discipleship.

Here’s how!

Journey to Jesus

Each cycle of Cross Formed Kids is a journey toward the Cross, where we learn piece by piece how Jesus fulfills all of God’s promises. The lessons are organized just like Scripture, according to its inspired covenant framework. Cross Formed Kids keeps the spotlight on Jesus by emphasizing each segment of Scripture for 18 lessons: Creation, Abraham, Israel, King David, Exile, and Jesus. As your kids learn how the Word holds together they’ll grow to cherish the One who holds the world together.


Cross Formed Kids points to Jesus through six cycles that mirror the structure of the Bible. Our Catechism brings the Gospel into focus. Using kid friendly language, it shows how every “chapter” of the Bible fits together, and how they are all related. If Cross Formed Kids is the ring, the catechism is the diamond.

Dance Party

Every lesson includes an original song. These songs are 100% based on the catechism so that kids can’t help but memorize it. They’ll remind you it’s time for a dance party, not because they’re ‘supposed to,’ but because they LOVE IT. FYI—a little secret— grown-ups tend to love our music too!


With Cross Formed Kids, your kids will enjoy fun crafts that bring the lesson alive for kids with a creative bent or a preference for hands-on learning. If you’re a craft-impaired parent, don’t worry! There’s a video with each one to help make it as simple as possible.

Every Parent is a Theologian

It’s not just for the kids! Rather, the goal is to equip parents by giving you all the help you need as you teach your kids week by week. Even if you’re not sure of your Bible knowledge, you’ll be prepared because the catechism becomes your resident theologian. When your kids hear life changing truths being taught by mom and dad, it will make it real to them. You can do this, and Cross Formed Kids makes it easy. 

Raising Christian kids is always a miracle, but it’s never an accident.


If so, I’m inviting you to make a significant change for the good of your families by equipping them for their God-given calling of discipling their kids.

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