On today’s episode, Chris, Brian, and Michael talk about what discipleship in the family can look like.
Questions and topics discussed:
- Discipleship doesn’t begin and end with our small group. It has to include our families.
- A lot of parents feel guilty because they don’t know where to start with discipleship in their family. What can they do right now?
- What if discipleship was never modeled for the parents?
- What practical tools are out there to help families develop a discipleship rhythm?
It is easy to congratulate yourself for some practices you may have instituted, but at the end of the day, time will tell if it’s effective or not.
Faith is being confident that the Lord is going to make up for what we lack in all circumstances.
It frees you to actually engage and do some things, rather than always wishing that your family had more spiritual conversations.
The most obvious and easiest place to start is to commit to having a single conversation after church once a week.
When you make this choice, you start normalize spiritual conversations.
Quantity time paves the way for quality time with your family.
It is important as a parent that you make your kids go to church.
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The Group Answers Podcast is a weekly show designed to resource, train, and encourage small group leaders. Each episode considers current trends and resources as well as timeless truths and methods of discipleship. It is hosted by Brian Daniel, a Bible study and discipleship expert in Lifeway’s Groups Ministry, and Chris Surratt, the small group and discipleship specialist at Lifeway and author of Small Groups for the Rest of Us.