Equipping Parents of First Baptist Church, Jackson, Tennessee to Proclaim the Gospel to Their Children
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Child rearing--Religious aspects--Christianity
Church work with parents
The purpose of this project was to develop a strategy to equip parents at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee to proclaim the gospel to their children. Chapter 1 introduces the goals, ministry context, rationale, definitions and limitations/delimitations, and research methodology of the project. Chapter 2 provides a thorough exegesis of Ephesians 5:21-6:4. Specifically, this chapter attempts to demonstrate the responsibility of fathers in bringing their children up in the instruction of the Lord through loving their wives as Christ loved the church. Chapter 3 examines the relevant social-scientific literature to determine the effects of father involvement on child development and child spiritual development, as well as the effects of the father-mother relationship on child development and child spiritual development. Chapter 4 describes the implementation of the project in detail. It provides a week-by-week explanation of the training seminar, and a thorough description of the devotional guide. Chapter 5 is an evaluation of the project. The evaluation includes the strengths and weaknesses of the project, suggested improvements, theological reflections, and personal reflections.