Making Disciples Series — Parenting
A 14-week study on Monday evenings, 6:30-8pm. Starting February 10th.
Instructing a Child’s Heart was written to help parents impress the truths of God and His Word on the hearts of their children. The goal is not to control children or manage their behavior, but to point them to God and His goodness through formative instruction.
Tedd and Margy Tripp describe formative instruction as:
“Formative instruction is teaching that ‘forms’ our children…Formative instruction is ‘before the problem’ instruction. Its focus is interpreting and responding to life in biblical ways. It is both planned and unplanned” (p. 31).
In Instructing a Child’s Heart, the Tripps do a great job in this first section of helping parents focus on the five goals of formative instruction as they engage their children.
The goals are:
Remember Scripture is our personal history,
Develop godly habits,
Apply Scripture to life,
Model spiritual vitality, and
Grow into a mature relationship with your children.
With these goals in mind, instruction takes on new shapes as parents are encouraged to assess their own relationships with the Lord and how they are modeling Christ to their children.
For more information please contact:
David Cardenas – 425.220.3618 // Ken Clements – 425.923.9041
Proverbs 22:6 (NASB)
Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
You will need the Book “Instructing a Child’s Heart.” (available in our Resource Room)