Renewal of Family Discipleship
Our culture’s picture of a solid family is one that encourages each member to “discover himself.” And while there are hints of truth there (each person is made unique and has a unique calling from God), God instead paints a clear picture of what children are to be as a result of being in a family: godly men and women.
Additionally, our culture views the best method of parenting is to hand off the role of training to the “experts.” That means a good parent is one who shuttles his child to school for mental training, sports practice for physical training, Sunday school for spiritual training, etc. Again, there is some wisdom in this but the Bible clearly teaches that parents, and not “experts” are called to train children in the way they should walk. That doesn’t mean that a parent can’t make use of schools and sports teams and Sunday schools, but the parent must take responsibility for his children in becoming godly men and women. Family discipleship is a lost art. We want to help change that.
The family is the social structure that God created to train up the future generations of people within His Kingdom. Parents are called to “impress” upon their children all of God’s commandments because they are to be inheritors of His promises. While God has elected a specific people for Himself, we recognize that as the Holy Spirit works to effectively apply this election to individuals He uses means. We want to be diligent in fostering the restoration of families as they are a powerful means God uses to make disciples. Children are “live-in” disciples of their parents. It is our desire to see the hearts of fathers turned back to their children and the hearts of children turned back to their fathers “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17).
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