Summary

Raising our children to love and follow Jesus Christ is our highest parenting priority. But most parents are woefully uninformed and unequipped in this area. They are leaving it all to the church. In this seminar, we want to inspire, encourage, exhort and equip the parents in this vital area of living the Christian life.

Presentation Outline

The Danger and The Call of God on Parents – In this first session we look at the precious gift God has given us, the dangers awaiting them, and the call of God upon us to pass the gospel baton. We also look at some reasons that children don’t keep following the Lord.

The Power of Our Example – In this session,we start our journey through 2 Timothy 3:14-15, looking at the influence that our example has on our children.

The Power of the Gospel – In this session, we will make sure we have the gospel clear in our minds and the change of heart that God wants.

The Power of the Word – We continue on in 2 Timothy 3:14-15, where we see the power of the word of God in Timothy’s life.

The Power of Apologetics – We take some time in talking through normal doubts that young people may have and how we as parents can proactively deal with those doubts.

Target Audience

This seminar is aimed at parents of younger children. Parents of teens can also benefit.

Possible Formats

Saturday morning through lunch has worked well although it feels rushed. A Friday night-Saturday morning can also work and would be best.

Intended Outcome

Parents will be challenged, inspired, and equipped to take up their God-given role. Pastors and youth pastors can cast a vision for family involved discipleship.

Expertise

Chap and Sharon have raised four children who are walking with the Lord and have a heart connection. Chap served as a pastor for 25 years and and understands the different challenges families face. He has presented these materials to many groups over the years.