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Parenting with Kingdom Purpose Paperback – June 1, 2005
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Ken Hemphill is national strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth (EKG), an initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention. He also serves as distinguished professor of evangelism and church growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Hemphill holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is the former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include The Prayer of Jesus, The Names of God, Empowering Kingdom Growth, Parenting with Kingdom Purpose, Eternal Impact, Making Change, You Are Gifted, and the Kingdom Promises devotional series.
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Near the end of the book, Ross writes regarding problems with youth, "Parents come to the office of counselors and church leaders when they are in crisis. Often they say 'We never thought it would come to this. How did we ever get into this situation?' The answer is often by hundreds of decisions parents and children have made over the years."
The focus of this book is for parents to understand that a primary parenting responsiblity is to see that faith is central in their own lives and to ensure that they consistently live and communicate that message to their children by making it a priority.
Too often, parents will sacrifice to send children to sports camps but not for mission trips. They will skip church to attend a child's sports activity. They drop the children off at church but don't attend themselves. Over time, decisions such as these convey to the child that mom and dad's faith just isn't all that important. As a result, 70 percent of youth will drop out of the church within two years of high school graduation.
The authors don't just tell us what has gone wrong but also offer practical advise for how to stay "on message" with your children.
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I got this book for my friend who's helping raise her grandsons.She said it has helped her immensely and is very grateful for the book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Penny J. Spencer