Faith at home in every ministry

N.C. BAPTIST PODCAST
November 6, 2017

This podcast was recorded at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s 2017 Annual Meeting and focuses on equipping parents for ministry within their home. The family is God’s first and greatest institution. When family ministry becomes generational and intentional, it becomes natural. Mark Smith delves into how church leaders can strategically equip and encourage parents and grandparents to be the disciple-makers of their homes. Integrating the Faith at Home principles into all facets of church discipleship creates eager learners and intentional teachers of God’s Word and instills renewed confidence in church members to live out Deuteronomy 6:7 and Ephesians 4:12.

Here is an excerpt from this podcast:

The Faith at Home Ministry believes the family is God’s first and greatest institution. Yet how many of you live in a dysfunctional family? We’re all there, aren’t we? And the greatest thing is God even displays those dysfunctional families all throughout His Word. So we’re in great company. But here’s what we do. Faith at Home partners with churches to equip parents and grandparents to be eager learners, authentic doers, intentional teachers of God’s Word. That’s what this resource will walk you right through, all based on God’s Word. Here’s my question: Will the next generation know the great love of a great God? Because if we don’t tell them, who’s going to? If we don’t share the gospel, how are they going to get saved? This resource just gives you an opportunity to start to scratch the surface of what God’s Word has to say about a family ministry. Here’s what this whole thing is about: learn, do, teach. I didn’t even make up these words. I was reading Scripture and God just showed them to me. “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them–” This is your responsibility to be a learner of God’s Word; this is what we need to teach our parents. They need to be learners of God’s Word. They need to invest their hearts and lives, allowing God’s Word to speak in their life, because you know what they get to do after that? “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them.” That’s model. You read God’s Word, He tells you to do something and so, therefore, you do it. It’s kind of simple that way.

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

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