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Mom to Mom: Instructing a Child's Heart

Relationship with God is the passionate assurance that the Sovereign God of the Bible can be known by His people in all the experiences of life. You want more than adjudicating the conflict of the day. You want your child to turn to God…

Our fall 2018 Mom to Mom will be a study of Instructing a Child’s Heart, by Tedd & Margy Tripp. This book is a companion to the classic, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, and will be taught along with emphasis on Scripture passages that anchor the book. In addition, the second hour of Mom to Mom each week will include small group table time with dedicated mentors with a love and calling to minister to young moms. This is a precious opportunity to share and interact with other mothers, developing lifelong relationships.

What does the Bible say about parenting? The biblical answer is that parenting is not primarily about controlling behavior. The biblical answer is addressing the heart, which leads to behavior. This one insight continues to revolutionize the way Christians look at parenting.

It is vital to realize that children are born with a worldview that interprets their world for them. Children, by nature, believe that the world and those in it exist to serve them. So, when children seek to answer life's fundamental questions—Who am I? What do I exist for? Where can I find joy? — their flawed, standard-equipment worldview gives them a flawed answer.  We need to provide our children with a consistent, persuasive, biblical framework for understanding the world God has made and their place in it.

This is where Instructing a Child’s Heart comes in. Biblical instruction that we must provide for our children doesn’t just inform their minds; it is directed to persuade their hearts of the wisdom and truthfulness of God’s ways. Parents need the tools to provide their children with a consistent, persuasive, biblical framework for understanding the world God has made and their place in it.

Corrective discipline is “Stop doing this and begin doing that…”  A larger framework of formative instruction that makes sense of corrective discipline is helpful and necessary for Christian parents! Instructing a Child’s Heart brings the clarity of biblical truth to bear on this formative instruction, with the goal of helping parents to build a worldview that is biblical.

Leader: Connie Musselman
Room: The Commons
Dates: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 15
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15

Childcare is available for this study; children must be registered by August 30. We cannot accept walk-ins.

Earlier Event: September 13
Judges & Ruth (Joy of Living Bible Studies)
Later Event: December 8
Faith in Life Series: Advent