Family Discipleship

When God commanded Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth in Genesis 1, God is made known that His design and purpose for the whole of His world is the family. God appointed the family, founded by a man and woman united together in the covenant of marriage, to be the fundamental building block of His world. And God appointed the family to be the instrument He uses to complete His purpose for creation—filling it with a people who love Him and love one another. In this way, God intends what is true of families to be true of His world.

In the midst of a world now plagued and ravaged by sin, God has called your family to offer a foretaste of the abundant life in the Kingdom of God to the world. We have been summoned not to retreat from the world but to live in the world as living demonstrators and verbal proclaimers of the good news of Jesus.

But the work to which God has called your family in public, He designs to fuel in private—around the table and at the bedside. These resources are offered, especially to fathers and husbands, in the prayerful expectation that these can be a means to fuel the work to which God has called your family. It is offered to help you pattern and rhythm your family life to the tune of the gospel’s song that your family might know it and love it well and invite others to share in its life-giving dance.