Equipping Parents at Mountain View Community Church in Frederick, Maryland, to Disciple Their Children at Home
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SubjectChurch work with parents
This project was designed to equip parents at Mountain View Community Church to lead in the discipleship of their children at home. The project involved administering a pre- and post-series survey assess the understanding of the biblical role of parents as primary disciplemakers of their children and the level of discipleship participants were doing in their home. A six-week curriculum was developed and taught. Chapter 1 introduces the ministry context of Mountain View Community 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 parents as the primary disciplemakers of their children. Foundational scriptures in this chapter include Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Psalm 78:1-8, and Ephesians 5:21-6:4. Chapter 3 addresses the historical grounding for the practice of family discipleship focusing on the Puritans and early American evangelicals, as well as addressing the current cultural considerations for family discipleship. 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 parents who attended the teaching lessons. Chapter 5 concludes with an overall evaluation of the project, suggestions for improvement, and further development.