In all that we are doing with our kids, we are laying the foundation for their lives. To suggest that is critical work borders on gross understatement. But it is also true that foundations have to be maintained. In the case of buildings they are inspected for possible failure and remedial work is done to prevent problems. That is the case as well for both our individual and corporate Christian life.
We have to make sure that the foundation of our relationship with Christ is on solid ground. Additionally we have to make sure that the footings of the organizations with which we fellowship are stable. The elements of a strong foundation include but are not limited to a strong commitment to the study and application of the Word of God, Prayer, the Centrality of the Person and Work of Christ, and dependence on the Holy Spirit. Those are not options either for individual believers or organizations. To the extent that an individual or organization diminishes in practice or importance any of these, to that extent they are in peril of the same fate as the building above.
We have to pay attention to the foundation.