Interview on WARV

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by the local radio station. This short interview gives a good overview of the book.

1. What is it like ministering in a New England city vs other parts of the country? 1:35

2. What is The Disciple-Making Parent about and why do we need it? 4:55

3. What are some ways parents can have quality conversations with their children? 7:00

4. What do you say to men who are uncomfortable talking about their faith? 9:40

5. What do you say to parents who are too busy and have a splintered family life? 12:00

6. Why should people buy this book? 15:30

7. Where can people get the book and what is the free offer? 17:30

8. Why did you name the ministry The Apollos […]


Teens and Sexuality: A Biblical Overview

I recently had the privilege of addressing some earnest and believing teens on the reasons for the Christian faith. As expected, the topic of homosexuality came up. Rather than address the topic with proof texts, I tried to set forth overarching biblical themes. Feel free to use this or forward this email as you see fit. If you would like to email me, just hit reply. In this day and age, we must be ready to talk about this. – Chap

Beginning in the Beginning
Scripture records that God made two people in the garden, Adam and Eve. In many ways they were identical. Each had two arms, two legs, two eyes, and two ears. They could walk independently, eat independently, see independently. All their systems worked well.

But interestingly […]


Love the Ones You’re With – A Sermon on Loving Our Homes

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of addressing my church on the subject of Living the Gospel at Home. You can find the message below.

The text was John 13:31-35

The main point was: The people of Christ display the glory of Christ when they love the disciples of Christ.

The outline was:
1. The Triune God is glorified in the cross and resurrection.
2. The Triune God is glorified in the love of the disciples for one another.
3. The Triune God is glorified in your loving family.
3.1 We want to parent our homes with Jesus in mind.
3.2 We want to parent with God’s Trinitarian glory in mind.
3.3 We want to parent with eternity in mind.
3.4 We want to parent with our holiness in mind.
3.4.1 Your family is […]


Day of Prayer

Dear Friends,

I am asking prayer for The Apollos Project and your church today, September 24th, 2014.

You can pray

Parents will be equipped to disciple their children using The Apollos Project materials or other materials.
Young people will have their questions answered using The Apollos Project materials or other materials.
Churches will have a plan for family discipleship.
God will provide for The Apollos Project financially.

I would love it if you were on my weekly prayer email list. Shoot me an email at chap {at} chapbettis {dot} com  .


Our New Website is Here!

Dear Friends and Passers-by,

After much hard work, and God’s gracious provision of some experts, we are excited to announce our new website!

We have take some time off from posting because of all the hours put into upgrading.

Take a look around. We think the new design will serve you better and be more pleasing to the eye. Let us know what you think.

And please be patient. We are still working a few bugs out – particularly with the email portion.


National School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week.

Our family has homeschooled in the past and continues so this year. However homeschooling is not for everyone. I am a strong supporter of school choice. Monopolies always are wasteful. Competition always drives excellence. Give parents many options when it comes to education and watch our academic achievement as a nation soar. If we give parents lots of options, good teachers and adminstrators will be rewarded and the bad ones canned. If we are given options, the cost of education will go down.

It’s time to end the monopolies that government schools have on our lives and wallet. Here is a website to check out.


John Piper’s Advice to a Teen

A letter John Piper wrote to a teen who had asked him for advice about life. HT: Challies

My experience of coming out of an introverted, insecure, guilty, lustful, self-absorbed adolescent life was more like the emergence of a frog from a tadpole than a butterfly from a larva.

Larvae disappear into their cocoons and privately experience some inexplicable transformation with no one watching (it is probably quite messy in there) and then the cocoon comes off and everyone says oooo, ahhh, beautiful. It did not happen like that for me.

Frogs are born teeny-weeny, fish-like, slimy, back-water-dwellers. They are not on display at Sea World. They might be in some ritzy hotel’s swimming pool if the place has been abandoned for 20 years and there’s only a […]


The Battle for Pleasure

Let’s not fight our children’s desire for pleasure but rather direct them to the better pleasures.

“Sin can exert a powerful vice-grip on the human heart, one that mere shouts of denunciation and threats of divine wrath fail to dislodge. The promise and allure of sensual gratification must be countered by the promise and allure of a gratification in God that is sweeter, more sublime, more beautiful, more exquisite, more excellent, more solid, more substantive, and more satisfying. One can only wonder at the impact of the church on this younger generation (and the older one as well) if such were our strategy for dealing with sin. Don’t demonize their desire for joy and pleasure, but point them to Him in whose presence there is “fullness […]

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