Calling and Equipping Men to Lead their Homes
God has mandated that parents pass on His truth from one generation to the next. Because this normally and primarily takes place in the home, Voddie Baucham Jr. has written Family Shepherds to guide men in faithfully shepherding their families.
Full of material from Voddie Baucham’s monthly meetings with men in his church, Family Shepherds calls men to accountability for their God-given responsibilities as husbands and fathers. This book will inspire them to live better, love better, and lead better so that their families will thrive in every way as a result.
Baucham’s clear style and practical approach will help men protect their marriage, raise kingdom-minded children, value the synergy between church and home, and navigate difficult family dynamics. It will inspire them to carefully evaluate and live out their role in all areas of life.
Family Shepherds is a book that every father needs and that every church will want as a resource for training men.
“Voddie Baucham has captured the keys to equipping men to be a leader in their homes! This book provides a practical, biblical view to reform a man’s life to reach new heights in leading his home with the future of the kingdom in mind! I highly recommend this book to any man daring enough to step up, press in, and become the shepherd and leader of his home and to help end ‘spiritual fatherlessness’ in this passivity-saturated nation.”
— Joe White, President, Kanakuk Kamps; author, FaithTraining
“Scripture gives us a clear directive to ‘look well to the ways of our household.’ Unfortunately, for far too many Christian households, that mandate and responsibility gets relegated to anyone or anything but the precious institution known as the family itself. In this powerfully important and timely book, Dr. Baucham challenges the church to reinstate the biblical concept of father-headship of households and to establish and implement the principles of family discipleship. As a wife and mother, I celebrate the clarion call this book offers to those who want to see real revival in the nation by understanding it begins at home.”
–Janet Parshall, Host and Executive Producer, In the Market with Janet Parshall
About the Author
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter. Currently he is serving as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX. He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX, and Union University in Jackson, TN. Voddie has also lectured at Southern Seminary.
Voddie makes the Bible clear and demonstrates the relevance of God’s word to everyday life. However, he does so without compromising the centrality of Christ and the gospel. Those who hear him preach find themselves both challenged and encouraged.
Table of Contents
- The Bible and the Family’s Role in Discipleship
- A Three-Pronged Approach to Biblical Discipleship
- One Shepherd’s Journey
- Heralding the Gospel at Home
- Catechism and Christian Education
- Family Worship
- The Purpose of Marriage
- The Primacy of Marriage
- Male Headship in the Home
- Remembering the Fall
- Formative Discipline
- Corrective Discipline
- Church Membership
- Our Use of Time
- Dual Citizenship