Training Parents How to Discipline with the End in View
When we think of Christian eschatology, we tend to think first of prophecy charts or apocalyptic novels, but nothing is more eschatological than parenting. This session will discuss ways discipline communicates a decidedly counter-Christian vision of the end of all things. We will be reminded of the importance of calling parents away from mere behavior modification and toward a discipline that images the Fatherhood of God. In discussing ways to crucify our own anger, wrath, and passivity, the session will show how to communicate discipline as Gospel announcement by portraying God as both just and Justifier. We learn ways to cultivate a healthy love of hierarchy, authority, order, and the rhythm of cause and effect, while also calling forth a love of grace, mercy, and belonging.
Wife, Mother, Disciple-Maker
Our vision of motherhood will shape our attitude, our actions, our influence, and the outcome of our mothering. Christian mothers are God’s ambassadors to their children, called to the ministry of reconciliation and discipleship. This seminar will unfold a biblical vision for mothering and give some practical suggestions for being effective ambassadors in our homes.
Raising God-Centered Children in a Self-Centered Age
The concept “Self” has radically changed the way that children learn and teachers teach. We will trace the ideas contributing to this concept, examine the resulting practice, look at how churches have unwittingly adopted some wrong thinking and consider how to teach the rising generation the “praiseworthy deeds of the Lord” in ways that fix their eyes on Him and away from themselves.