Speakers: Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
Title: Disciplemaking at Home
  • 4 Components of Family Ministry
    • Powerful children’s programs
    • Equipping the parents
    • Getting families serving together in ministry
    • Helping parents be spiritual trainers at home
  • Equipping parents to pass faith on to children
    • Many parents know it is their responsibility but the only way they know how to do it is to let the children’s ministry teach their children.
  • Why it’s important for parents to pass the faith on to the children
    • Many children are leaving the faith
    • It’s biblical
    • Children need to see how their faith grows with them
    • Family is the place where faith is lived out, not just learned
    • Parents are always passing their faith to children, but it’s alway their version
  • How do you parents pass faith on to children?
    • Jesus’ Model
      • Jesus used life experiences and creativity
      • He taught in parables/stories
    • Deuteronomy 6 Model
      • Deuteronomy 6:6-9
      • Build realtionship
        • It is through relationship that values and faith are passed to children
      • Share Scripture
        • Talk about Bible passages with them
        • Children need to understand the Bible is exciting and relevant to them
      • Practice Faith
        • Live out faith with kids
  • What it looks like at home
    • “Family time”
      • One scheduled time + spontaneity
      • No fuss meal, theme song
      • Share a Biblical truth or Bible story
      • Ask “what is the lesson learned” to help children apply the truth
      • Do an activity
      • Review the lesson learned and pray
  • Ways to equip parents
    • Offer triaining meetings
    • Send out email tips
    • Suggest book resources
    • Communicate vision
    • Set up a facebook group
    • Conduct an event or special emphasis
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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of ChildrensMinistryBlog.com, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.