NC Baptist: Faith at Home

Faith at Home

works alongside pastors and church leaders to develop a family disciple-making strategy based on Deuteronomy 6:7. As churches refocus their ministries to equip families, parents and grandparents will discover new ways to be disciple-makers of their children and grandchildren in the natural rhythms of daily life.

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What is Faith at Home?

Children and grandchildren are special gifts from the Lord. Parents and grandparents know that with these gifts comes the responsibility of leading them to Christ and helping them grow and mature in their faith. God created the home to be the place where a child’s spiritual growth is nurtured and developed. Consider the words of Deuteronomy 6:4-7, also known as the Shema:

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:4-7

While Moses proclaims to the nation that the Lord is the one, true God, he also focuses his words on families, challenging parents to be disciple-makers in their homes. Many parents know instinctively they are called to be the primary disciple-makers of the home, but they tremble at the thought of playing the role of spiritual leader. The demands of parenting are too stressful, too tiresome and often thankless. Nevertheless, there is hope!

Moses doesn’t merely instruct moms and dads to disciple their children, he also tells them how. According to the latter portion of Deuteronomy 6:7, a seamless way for busy parents to lead change in the home is through the natural flow of everyday life.

This passage instructs parents to talk about God’s Word "when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Doing this “at home” is implied in each of these scenarios. Simply put, we are to be intentional about bringing God up in conversation throughout the daily rhythms of life.

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Mark Smith  /  msmith@ncbaptist.org  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5647
Austin Pulliam  /  apulliam@ncbaptist.org  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5651