The Bible’s grand story has a thread of generational family ministry from start to finish. From Adam and Eve and their children, to God’s choice of world perseveration through Noah and his family, the legacy of Abraham, the lineage of Jesus from King David and ultimately, the church — the family of God — family is a key component of God’s plan for His creation.
Deuteronomy 6 lays out God’s plan for generational discipleship as parents are mandated to repeat God’s words to their children as they spend time at home, travel and do life from sunrise to sunset. Equipping parents for this discipleship should be a priority for your church. Listed below are recommended resources for this important task. For more information contact [email protected].
Visionary Marriage: Capture a God-Sized Vision for Your Marriage, Rob & Amy Rienow, Randall House, 2010
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs, Emerson Eggerichs, Thomas Nelson, 2004
Starting Your Marriage Right: What You Need to Know in the Early Years to Make It Last a Lifetime. Dennis & Barbara Rainey, Thomas Nelson, 2006.
Relief for Hurting Parents: How to Fight for the Lives of Teenagers: How to Prepare Younger Children for Less Dangerous Journeys Through Teenage Years, Buddy Scott, Independently Published, 2020
Full Circle Parenting, A Guide for Crucial Conversations, Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins, B&H Publishing, 2021
Intentional Parenting, Autopilot is for Planes. Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan. Thomas Nelson, 2013.
The Tech-Wise Family, Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place, Andy Crouch, Baker Books, 2017
The Faith of a Child, A Step-by-Step Guide to Salvation for Your Child. Art Murphy, Moody Publishers, 2000
Family Worship. Donald Whitney. Crossway, 2016.
Parental Guidance Suggested, a 25-Day Journey to Becoming the Disciple-Maker in Your Home. Mark Smith, L’Edge Press, 2012.
Connecting Church & Home, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Randall House, 2013
Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back, Linda Ranson Jacobs, Abingdon Press, 2014
The DNA of D6, Building Blocks of Generational Discipleship. Ron Hunter, Jr. Randall House, 2015.
All About Family Ministry. Keith Ferrin. Keith Ferrin Productions, 2018.