Summary

Young parents are looking for in-the-flesh guidance from older parents who can present God’s word mixed with life wisdom. Without a plan, they are wandering around, buying into the world’s system. Disunified parenting leads to disunified churches. In this presentation, we will talk about biblical principles, biblical commands and then wisdom applications.

Presentation Outline

Session 1: Biblical Themes – What does the Bible say about us as parent, our children, and the goal of parenting?

Session 2: God Speaks – What does God have to say to his people? In Ephesians 6:1-4 God speaks clearly, authoritatively, and wisely to both parents and children.

Session 3: Training and Instruction/Routines and Rules  –  How do we train our children to obey us? What role do instruction and habits play? How do we teach our children to put off bad actions and to put on good ones. In this section we introduce the Family Principles Poster and the Character Chart.

Session 4: Discipline and Chastisement – What does God say about chastisement? Is it unloving? How is it properly administered? What other consequences should we use?

Family Reflection – We build time into the seminar for husband and wives to talk. You will leave with a plan!

Patient Parenting: Overcoming Your Anger – This additional 1-2 hour session fits easily as a Sunday School lesson or stand alone session.

Target Audience

This seminar is aimed at parents of younger children. The wisdom application parts can be fine-tuned to the ages of the majority of children.

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. The best format incorporates time for the couples to talk with one another and come up with a plan for their family.

Benefits

Your parents will be equipped to care for their children. They will walk away with a plan for the issues they are facing.

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 has presented these materials to many groups over the years.

What Others Have To Say
“A day of insight that can have lasting effects on your family.” – Stephanie H.

“There is so much ambiguity in our culture that creates a lot of stress on young parents. Chap and Sharon’s teaching provided great guidance to help us feel equipped about how to parent.” –  Casey B.

“As a father, I am very thankful. I came to reconnect with my wife and to form a united front.” – Richard L.

“We loved the small group engagement as well as the straight-forward biblical approach.”

“I appreciated that your approach is grounded in God’s Word while also recognizing the uniqueness of each child.”

“We will definitely use the Family Principles Poster and the Character chart! Thanks!”