Faith at Home focus in every ministry

N.C. BAPTIST PODCAST
March 6, 2018

This podcast was recorded at the Disciple-Making Conference breakout session training and focuses on growing as Christian parents and grandparents to disciple children in the home.  Mark Smith of Family at Home Ministry asks, “What is the most important influence in your parenting?” In answering that question, he elaborates on how Faith at Home works alongside pastors and church leaders to develop a holistic family disciple-making strategy based on Deuteronomy 4:9 and 6:7. As churches then focus on equipping families, those parents and grandparents discover new ways to make disciples of their children and grandchildren in the natural rhythms of daily life.

Here is an excerpt from this podcast:

I’ve got a question for you. What is the most important influence in your parenting? Has there been a person who’s been an influential person in your life? Where do you look for parenting advice? [In a recent survey,] the Bible is 46 percent and what’s even lower is the church. Why is that? Does the Bible address this from the standpoint of what the church should be about? I think it does. Ephesians 4:12, Paul teaches us that He Himself, Christ, gave some to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, to do what? Equip the saints to do the work of ministry. There’s lots of ministry out there, lots of things to do in and through the church. But when it comes to parenting, what’s the greatest ministry? At my house, it was the two people who ate my food. It’s our job as the church to tap on our parents’ shoulders and say, “I know you’re getting all these other influences, but we have something we can truly offer.” And I think our parents don’t really see that, they don’t understand that. Can we take a step back and think, “How can we change that?” Because the body of church is to be equippers, not come and just pour information into you and off you go until the next time you come back. Let us put something in your mind, in your heart, so you can take it home and pour it into the very people God’s entrusted you with.


by Mark Smith 
/ Family Evangelism and Discipleship  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

The Great Commission begins at home

It’s a fundamental truth that every person who walks through your church’s door on any given day was raised in a home by a family. The shape of their family and type of home will, no doubt, be unique to the individual. But, this fundamental truth still applies. The reason I share...

Planting tamarisk trees

“Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Eternal God” (Genesis 21:33, NIV). Abraham lived an extraordinary life. Oftentimes, the simple words of Genesis 21:33 get lost between the captivating narrative of Abraham’s oath with...

What captivates you?

God’s name, reputation and fame captivated David. “LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens…what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” (Psalm 8:1, 4 NIV). When he wrote Psalm 8,...

4 things to share with your children about Christmas

There are many wonderful insights to glean from the biblical accounts of Christ’s birth. Here are four truths for you and your family to ponder this Christmas season. Jesus is the reason for Christmas.Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus, never overlooked the fact that Christ’s birth...

3 common objections to family discipleship

In Deuteronomy 6:7, Moses commands parents to “impress” God’s Word into the lives of their children. Then, he gives instructions on how to actually make that happen within the rhythms of each day. He says, “Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,...

Get the latest news and event information by signing up for the DiscipleNC newsletter.

Select Language ^

Share This

Share this with your friends!