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Thinking about hosting a GAP at home chapter? 

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to Grassroots Apologetics for Parents (GAP)! We are a Bible-centered ministry that works to equip parents with a deeper understanding of the Christian worldview and apologetics (how to make a case for and defend the truth of Christianity). Our passion is to help close the “GAP” that exists for parents between knowing the world will challenge their kids’ faith and knowing what to do about it. 


Here you'll find answers to the most commonly asked questions about GAP.

My church or school is not interested in hosting a chapter. Can I host a home-based chapter? 

You bet! If you are unable to get your intended prospective church or school on board to be a host for a local GAP Chapter, there is the option to host a GAP chapter out of your home. As a GAP at home chapter, you are committing to providing a place for GAP meetings and encouraging participants in your group to come together, long-term, to foster relationships and grow in the area of worldview and apologetics. As the Parent Ambassador, you just need to be passionate about developing and overseeing your chapter at home.

How long is the commitment?

GAP has a long term vision for chapters. We want to develop local groups that grow in fellowship and learning over years! That said, we're not asking you to sign up for a 10-year commitment to a new program. We're reasonable people. We ask that if you sign up to host, you commit to just one year. We're confident you'll see the value and want to continue after that.

So what do people do at GAP meetings?

The goal of a GAP chapter is to complete two 10- or 12-week apologetics/worldview studies each year--one in the fall and one in the winter/spring. The actual dates are up to individual hosts and are therefore flexible around your schedule. Parent Ambassadors are responsible for leading these weekly discussions and are provided with the materials they need. 

While GAP is developed around studies, it's important to understand that it's not designed to just be a study. We pray that GAP groups form long term connections between members who will support one another in raising kids with confident faith. It's both fellowship and learning.

What is the GAP curriculum?

GAP does not have its own curriculum, but rather uses relevant resources already available.

All GAP chapters use the book Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith as the first study and Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Parent Must Have as the second study. Both of these books are written by Natasha Crain.

Keeping Your Kids on God's Side introduces parents to 40 of the most important faith challenges facing Christian kids today. Conversations cover the subject areas of God, truth and worldviews, Jesus, the Bible, and Science. Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side was selected as a 2017 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Christian Book Award Finalist. 

Talking with Your Kids about God is the natural next reading step for parents after Keeping Your Kids on God's Side. It dives deeper into 30 conversations specifically about God.

After chapters have completed this first year of foundational study, GAP provides several recommendations for what to study next. Chapters decide which subjects they would like to focus on. You might think of GAP as having two "general education" requirements (the first two studies) and then many electives for continued learning.

Why these two books specifically?

While there are many wonderful apologetics books available (many of which we recommend for the "electives" after the first year!), these two books are the only apologetics books written specifically for parents. As such, they are written in a tone and style that appeal to parents who wouldn't normally pick up an apologetics book.


Crain is a respected voice in the area of apologetics for parents and her books have been endorsed by Sean McDowell, Frank Turek, Nancy Pearcey, J. Warner Wallace, Jeff Myers, Craig Hazen, Andy Bannister, Melissa Cain Travis, and Brett Kunkle. Her writing has been featured in Focus on the Family Magazine and the Christian Research Journal, and she speaks nationally at churches and conferences. 

But do parents even read books anymore?

Good question! :) It's true that people often don't read as much as they should. However, we've found that once parents understand the deep need to gain the knowledge the GAP program offers, they are motivated to do the studies. Video series, while popular, simply can't offer the same opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge.

OK, I'm in. How do I sign up to be a Parent Ambassador?

Learn more about being a Parent Ambassador here and fill out an interest form.


Thank you for your interest in GAP!

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