Monday, April 23, 2007

Every Parent Is A Youth Pastor

From an excellent article at Sharper Iron:
The character of God and the promises of God in Christ demand that parents take their responsibility for the next generation seriously. The call of the Great Commission - “disciple the nations” (Matt. 28:19, my translation) - must not be limited to the regions beyond. It begins at home. I have no greater opportunity—nor any greater responsibility—to cultivate a follower of Christ than in my own home with my own children. As a parent, I must meditate on the greatness and goodness of God, give great attention to my responsibility in light of His character and works, and then structure my family’s existence around Him.

3 comments:

GloryandGrace said...

Does your church have a youth/student ministry? Mine does not, and the church has very specific reasons as to why.

Just curious~

Josh said...

Clifton's youth ministry is pretty minimal compared to other churches I've been familiar with. I think they would agree with the view expressed in this post. My friend Bill, who works with Gret at LifeWay, is the youth minister at Clifton.

GloryandGrace said...

So, more of a family ministry approach rather than having an isolated youth group?