Equipping fathers at Parkridge baptist church
in coral springs, florida, to lead in the
Discipleship of their children
Bradley Bruton Boyette, D.Ed.Min.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. John David Trentham
This project was designed to equip fathers at Parkridge Baptist Church in Coral Springs, Florida, to lead in the discipleship of their children. The project involved administering a pre- and post-series survey that assessed the understanding of the biblical role of a father and the level of training the participants were doing in their home. A six-week curriculum was developed and a strategic plan was developed to incorporate a Family-Equipping model for discipleship over a three-to-five year period.
Chapter 1 introduces the ministry context of Parkridge Baptist Church, along with the rationale, purpose, goals, research methodologies, definitions, limitations, and delimitations of the project. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological basis for fathers to lead their children in discipleship. Foundational Scriptures in this chapter include Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Psalm 78:1-8, and Ephesians 6:4 1-9. Chapter 3 addresses the biblical role of the husband as it relates to the effective discipleship of his children. Included in this chapter are ways the church can assist fathers in the family-equipping model helps them with a process, the content, and a clear plan to help incorporate training in the home. Chapter 4 details the curriculum, including the administration of a pre- and post-series survey to measure any increase in the biblical knowledge and practices of the fathers who attended the teaching lessons. Chapter 5 concludes with an overall evaluation of the project, suggestions for improvement, and a strategic plan for Family-Equipping at Parkridge Baptist Church.||en_US