Equipping Young Parents To Disciple Their Children Through Catechesis At First Baptist Church of Moody, Alabama
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SubjectChristian education of children
Church work with parents
This project’s purpose was to equip the young parents of FBCM to disciple their children through the method of catechesis. However, before simply exhorting the parents to engage their children’s spiritual lives, the parents needed to grow in their doctrinal understanding. The project included a pre- and post-series survey that measured a statistical change in the parents’ perception of discipleship and their theological proficiency. Chapter 1 introduces the ministry context as well as the rationale for the given project. This initial chapter outlined the project’s goals, research methodology, purpose, definitions, delimitations, and limitations. Chapter 2 supplies strong biblical support for the parents’ primary role in a child’s discipleship and the church’s primary responsibility to equip these parents for the work of ministry. The chapter provides an exegesis of Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Psalm 78:1-8, Ephesians 6:1-4, and Ephesians 4:11-13. Chapter 3 demonstrates the long-standing pedagogical strategy of catechesis throughout church history. Further, this chapter advocates the family-equipping model of ministry as ideal for catechesis. Chapter 4 recounts the preparation and implementation of the curriculum. Chapter 5 concludes the project with an evaluation of the project’s goals and purpose.