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For parents new to family discipleship, the task of nurturing their child’s faith at home can be overwhelming. Many times there is a gap between the desire to do family discipleship and the knowledge of how to do it. Timothy Paul Jones, Professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and author of “Family Ministry Field Guide,” gives three practical ways that he disciples his children at home.


The few hours kids spend in church each week are important in growing their faith, but the real work of discipleship happens at home. How can your church help equip parents in their role as the primary disciple makers of their children? In this 4-part course, Timothy Paul Jones, family ministry expert, shares some key components of a family ministry that will equip parents with the skills they need to develop the faith of their children.

In these six sessions, we will explore biblical and tangible ways that parents—couples, single parents, blended families and grandparents—can build a legacy of faith for their children. Each Bible study session includes interviews with everyday parents talking about their own doubts, fears and desires. Gary Thomas, Matt Chandler, and Kurt and Olivia Bruner provide powerful teaching that will help you give your kids what they need to build a solid framework for lifelong faith.

Our families need to be radically GOSPEL-CENTERED. God has given us his word to direct and guide us in the process. We want to lead our families to know and love God. This is a mighty task and responsibility.  It's a joy and privilege and one of the most difficult things we will try to accomplish with our lives.