The Disciple Making Parent
A Comprehensive Guidebook for Raising Your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ
What is more important to a parent than where your child will spend eternity? Every child – including yours – will either have the joy of living forever as a worshiper of Jesus Christ, or the misery of being separated from Him. We have no doubt, you want your child to be not just yours – but to be a child of God.
But in today’s culture, resisting Christian faith and biblical truth at every turn, parents must have wisdom and sound plans.
The Disciple-Making Parent can provide you confidence that you can do this right.
- The Keys that must guide your parenting
- The Process second-generation Christians go through
- The Reasons young people walk away from the faith
- Nine Powerful Influences found in wise families
- The Doubts your children are likely to experience and how to answer them
The Disciple Making Parent is chock full of biblical wisdom. You will find yourself underlining line after line, page after page. Chap is not afraid to call parents to action, but he also points us to grace. Most importantly, he’s got the gospel right, and he knows how to help parents apply it in their family. — Marty Machowski, Pastor, Author, The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New, Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, and The Gospel Story Bible
Looking back on twenty-nine years of homeschooling our six children, many years of being a homeschool leader, and now watching our own children teach our grandchildren, I am reminded how easy it is to miss the point. We begin homeschooling to teach our children to love God and serve Him with their lives; if we aren’t careful, academics and urgent life situations sidetrack us from this. Chap’s book is an excellent resource to help parents know and remember what really matters while providing a realistic view of what it takes to succeed. I highly recommend it to all parents. — Walt Grayum, Past President, MassHope (Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators)
After reading the first few chapters, I knew that this book needed to be in the hands, minds and hearts of all persons who parent, grandparent and have opportunities to teach children today! Through personal illustrations, descriptive research and scripture, Chap shows the reader why and how to disciple his/her child to know and follow Jesus Christ…… for a lifetime! — Dr. Marcia McQuitty, Professor of Childhood Education, Southwestern Theological Seminary
About the Author
Chap Bettis is also author of Parenting with Patience: Overcoming Anger in the Home. He is also a frequent conference speaker and executive director of the Apollos Project, a ministry dedicated to helping families pass the gospel to their children. For 25 years, he was lead pastor of a New England church plant. He and his wife, Sharon, have four children and reside in Rhode Island.