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The Importance of Envisioning Family as Primary

God's original and great design for the replication of our faith is with family! Learn more in this Family Ministry Conversation video.
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Hi. I’m Michelle Anthony. Welcome to Family Ministry Conversations. Today’s topic is envisioning family as primary. God’s original and great design for the replication of our faith is through the context of family.

Parents have the primary role in the spiritual development of their children. This means that the church—the faith community—takes a supportive and equipping role for families.

God’s Word is meant to be written, spoken, experienced, and lived out in our day-to-day family life.

Faith Is Modeled Through the Family

Faith is not meant to be bottled up in a church building, but as Deuteronomy chapter 6 reminds us that our faith is meant to be expressed, woven into, and modeled to our children in all activities within family life.

Sitting at home in route to our destinations, at the dinner table, as we lie down to rest, God’s Word is meant to be written, spoken, experienced, and lived out in our day-to-day family life.

Supporting Families as Primary

Here at David C Cook, we recognize and support families as primary in the faith development of their children. We know that leading a child in his or her faith walk is not always easy.

But we also know that God picked families. And we are here for you and the families of your church as you learn to grow and live out your faith in the home.

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Ready to help parents create an environment for spiritual growth?

Get ready to help families with their most important task, in our guide from Ministry Spark: 7 Ways to Encourage Today’s Parents as Spiritual Influencers at Home.
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Ready to help parents create an environment for spiritual growth?

Get ready to help families with their most important task, in our guide from Ministry Spark: 7 Ways to Encourage Today’s Parents as Spiritual Influencers at Home.
Free Guide
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Ready to help parents create an environment for spiritual growth?

Get ready to help families with their most important task, in our guide from Ministry Spark: 7 Ways to Encourage Today’s Parents as Spiritual Influencers at Home.
Free Guide
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  Updated on January 14, 2022

About the Author

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  • Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Pastor of Children and Parents at New Life Church. She is the author of Spiritual Parenting, The Big God Story, Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family, and 7 Family Ministry Essentials. Michelle has over 25 years of church ministry and leadership experience in children’s and family ministries and graduate degrees in Christian Education, Bible and Theology from Talbot School of Theology and Southern Seminary. In her free time, Michelle enjoys being with her family, reading a good book, and being at the beach while drinking a strong cup of coffee.

  • Your Ministry Spark Team is made of ministry volunteers, leaders, and experts who work with David C Cook. We’re passionate about helping others know, love, and follow Jesus. And, we have a big heart for those who serve the kingdom—that’s you. Together, we can do this!

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