Do families in your congregation see their homes or neighborhoods as a mission field? Are parents in your church equipped to engage their homes and communities with the gospel? This episode will focus on learning more about how equipping your parents can lead to revitalization in your church. Speakers: Mark Smith, Jamie Burkett, Stephanie Jackson, Eric Simmons
Many parents have busy schedules which makes discipling their children difficult. What if you and your church could come alongside parents to equip them to be confident disciple-makers? Despite the hectic pace of everyday life, this training makes disciple-making in the home natural and easy. Come learn how you can equip the parents of your congregation to be confident disciple-makers. Speaker: Mark Smith
Most likely, the community around your church is growing, but attendance on Sunday morning is not. Could it be the families of your church do not see their neighborhoods as a mission field? Do they understand why their neighborhoods are their mission field? Come learn about a missional family action plan to help equip families to be missionaries where they live. You will walk away from this session with several great resources and the confidence you need to put this plan into action. Speakers: Eric Simmons & Mark Smith
Mark Smith - The Faith at Home Ministry works alongside pastors and church leaders to develop a holistic family disciple-making strategy based on Deuteronomy 4:9 and 6:7. As churches refocus their ministries to equip families, parents and grandparents will discover new ways to be disciple-makers of their children and grandchildren in the natural rhythms of daily life.
Daniel Dye - Churches see a need for family ministry. Our approach can still leave a perception that responsibility for children's spiritual growth rests with the church. Because of busy schedules in ministry, we are often left with just enough time to plan for the upcoming season. Do great worship services, events and fellowships cause change in the homes of our congregation? In this session, we will look at one church's effort to go beyond seasonal family ministry planning to a long-term process that teaches families to think with the end in mind.
Mark Smith - When parents understand and strive to follow Deuteronomy 6:4-7, they will discover practical ways to be disciple-makers of their children in the natural rhythm of their busy lives. Homes can be changed in extraordinary ways when families intentionally apply this approach to the children God has entrusted to them.
Come learn how to strategically equip and encourage the parents and grandparents of your congregation to be disciple-makers of their homes. How can we integrate the Faith at Home disciple-making culture into preaching, Sunday School/small group, adult, senior adult, youth and children’s ministries? Have a renewed confidence and be better prepared to live out Deuteronomy 6:7 and Ephesians 4:12 in your church.