Church & Family Connect

is a ministry designed to help church leaders and families answer questions about how to make fruitful disciples of the next generation. We want to empower church leaders to create a strategic family plan and give parents practical resources to raise Christ-centered kids.

The cure for what ails you

Not long ago, my wife and I were leading a pastor and wife marriage event and having a great time when a comment from one of the couples in attendance made me cringe. On the first night of...[more]


Lunch box discipleship

Chances are sometime during this month a child in your home or one you know will return to school. It’s back to the routine of bedtimes, homework and packing lunches. We send them to bed...[more]


Connect question

Are there resources available to help me as a parent connect Sunday to the rest of my family's week? We all know that many printed take home pages for parents to use with their children...[more]


Church

At church, discipleship can often equate to scheduled programs. Programs in and of themselves can be good, but do you sometimes feel like the TV commercial “what happens at church, stays at church?” How do we create a culture of disciple-making in our limited church time?

Family

Is home a place where we live and love, learn and grow, or does it resemble a
pit stop that you visit to refuel before going to the next activity? Is saying a
blessing before a meal or a bedtime prayer at the end of the day the sum of
your spiritual parenting? We know we are called to make disciples in our homes,
but how do we overcome the lack of time and energy to do this?

Connect

What if church and home joined forces with the goal of making disciples of our
families? We invite you to explore Church and Family Connect for resources and
ideas to equip your families for this task. Deuteronomy 6 calls parents to lead
from hearts that love God fully and impress this love on our children through
our daily walk together. Ecclesiastes 4:12b reminds us that “a cord of three
strands is not easily broken” (NIV). Let’s see what happens when God, church
and family unite!

Featured Resources

More Information

Eddie Thompson / ethompson@ncbaptist.org  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5644
Cheryl Markland  /  cmarkland@ncbaptist.org  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5645